Beer: Burnt MIll - Riffle, West Coast IPA by IPAokay



West Coast IPA, 7%

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Riffle is a collaborative beer brewed by Burnt Mill Brewery and Thornbridge Brewery, combining their expertise and creativity to deliver a unique and flavorful experience. This beer represents a harmonious fusion of two acclaimed breweries, each known for their exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to quality.

It draws its inspiration not only from the world of brewing but also from nature itself. The name “Riffle” is derived from a term used in geography to describe a particular stretch of a stream where the flow of shallow, fast-moving water is interrupted by the presence of rocks and boulders. This natural phenomenon can be witnessed in various locations, including both Derbyshire, where Thornbridge is located, and Suffolk, home to Burnt Mill Brewery.

In crafting Riffle, the two breweries sought to capture the essence of this geological feature and translate it into a sensory experience. While Riffle is described as a West Coast IPA, it goes beyond mere categorization. Its foundation lies in an exceptionally pale malt base, providing a clean canvas for the carefully selected combination of classic and modern US hop varieties. This deliberate blend gives rise to a beer that is not only crisp and clean but also bursting with tropical and piney aromatics.

Riffle is a testament to the brewers’ expertise, their deep understanding of ingredients, and their commitment to creating a beer that pays homage to both the natural world and the artistry of brewing. With each sip; the rush of water cascading over rocks, accompanied by the invigorating scents of tropical fruits and evergreen forests. Riffle is a true fusion of nature and craftsmanship, inviting beer enthusiasts to embark on a flavorful journey that celebrates the wonders of the natural landscape and the boundless creativity of the brewing community.