Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to me or to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.
Treble, a 9.4% Triple IPA is a brand new beer to the Signature Brew line-up, a limited edition in a 440ml can it rocks into an arena that currently seems as though it’s already dominated by other big names producing big IPA’s in big cans, but Treble is bold, assured and deserving of a place on the bill, or rather, in your shopping basket and on your Insta, because although this beer is new to the market, Signature Brew are far from being the new kids on the block, this is a brewery that knows what it’s doing and has just been awarded the Society of Independent Brewers award for Brewery of the Year. Treble joins Anthology; the London outfit’s other current Limited Edition beer in Tall Boy cans, as well as a back catalogue of collaboration beers brewed with recording artists such as Frank Turner, Enter Shikari & Mastodon and the perennially popular core range of music inspired beers such as Roadie and Backstage IPA.
On pouring this beer has an aroma that is all juice; tropical fruits and citrus; carried by a foamy head which eventually settles down and continues to cling to the glass throughout. The first sip is more juice, a huge hit of pineapple and mango upfront and then it slides into a peppery bitterness which brings a touch of the dank vibes to the show. It’s well carbonated but drinks smooth and yet it’s sticky too, with a bite of booze in the finish to remind you of it’s 9.4% abv. It’s one to sip but urges you to gulp as it floods the palate with flavour which clings. It’s dangerously drinkable.
It could be said that the same names have been hogging the limelight so far this year but with this beer Signature Brew have thrown a hat into the ring, the team know their craft and this beer proves it. I’m already looking forward to seeing what else comes out of the Leyton unit this year but for now, it’s all about that Treble.
Disclaimer: This beer was sent to me from a representative of Signature Brew, although this beer was free to me I do not believe that has affected my view.