Twitcher, the colloquial term for bird watching. A pastime that involves sitting still in inclement weather for long periods of time. No wonder the beer is so good with to much thinking time.
Originally brewed in 2020, this is part of Gipsy Hill's re-brew series where they re-make their favourite beers and reissue them for our enjoyment.
With a bill of barley, oats and wheat combined with cryo Idaho7 and Bru-1 hops there's a lot going on inside this beautifully designed can. A big juicy texture with mango and pineapple, mixing with a soft, piney bitterness that makes this way too quaffable to only have one of.
According to Gypsy Hill, this can features their logistics hero Bob, who presumably is a twitcher himself if he's been willing to allow himself to be depicted as a man in a bird costume.
Twitcher: Taste Test
There are big tropical fruit aromas from the moment you open to can, the fruity sweetness of pineapple and stone fruit mixing with an earthier, grassy note as it pours. The pour itself is thick with a lot of haze which gives it a real presence in the glass.
Beautifully bold in colour and aroma, backed up by the bold flavours of mango and pineapple which are there in spades, combined with the creamy mouthfeel and tight carbonation that make this a dangerously sippable beer.
The grassy pine flavours create a base that the big fruity flavours really bounce off well, allowing them to do their thing without any flavour becoming too overpowering. The fruit fades into a slightly bitter aftertaste with hints of fruity sweetness.
Twitcher: Can Notes
The twitcher becomes the twitchee, with a whole range of birds staring at the guy - Bob - in the giant bird costume in a 'how the tables have turned' scene that would be enough to give any birdwatcher anxiety.
Colourful and vibrant, a game of spot the bird is a must while this is being consumed and with every bird wonderfully illustrated it's a joy to look at.
The birds do the talking for most of the can, with Gipsy Hill's branding on the front with their signature beer name font the only distraction from the wall of birds.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.