Beer: Wilde Child - Shoot to Thrill, IPA by IPAokay

Shoot to Thrill


Northern Hemisphere IPA, 6%

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Shoot to Thrill is a 4.5% ABV pale ale brewed by Wilde Child Brewing, a craft brewery based in Reading, Berkshire, England. The beer is named after the AC/DC song of the same name.

Shoot to Thrill is brewed with a blend of American and British hops, which give it a complex aroma and flavour. The beer is dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, which add a tropical fruit and citrus flavour to the aroma. The pale pours a hazy golden colour with a thick, white head. The aroma is intense and tropical, with notes of mango, pineapple, and passionfruit. The flavour is juicy and hoppy, with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. The finish is dry and lingering, with a hint of citrus.

Wilde Child Brewing was founded in 2011 by David and Laura Pearsall. The brewery is known for its experimental and innovative beers, which often incorporate unusual ingredients. Wilde Child has won numerous awards for its beers, including the title of “Champion Brewery” at the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Wilde Child beers are available in the UK, the United States, and the European Union. The brewery has a taproom in Reading, where visitors can sample its beers and learn more about the brewing process.

Here are some interesting facts about Wilde Child Brewing:

  • The brewery’s name is a reference to the David Bowie song “Wild Is the Wind.”
  • Wilde Child was the first brewery in the UK to use a crowdfunding platform to raise money.
  • The brewery’s taproom is located in a former Victorian railway station.
  • Wilde Child has collaborated with a number of other breweries, including Magic Rock Brewing and Beavertown Brewery.
  • The brewery’s beers have been featured in a number of publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, and The Financial Times.