It’s time for another round up of guest beer reviews from our Instagram page, by @dejabrewlondon. Here’s the selection of beers reviewed in June.

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Guest Review Time! 🍺 Brewery: @odysseybrewco Beer: Mosaic Fiend Style: Single Hopped DIPA ABV: 8.5% Taste: 8.5/10 Review: @dejabrewlondon 🍺 After the weekend I’ve just endured – I wont go into detail but it was boozy – the last thing I really wanted was a beer on Tuesday night, let alone a bloody DIPA, but it‘s review time after all! “Big beers ARE the best” but there’s definitely a time and a place. Luckily for me, I’d again chosen a decent beer for my weekly review and that made it so much easier to pour down the hatch. 🍺 So, how does it drink? Well, thankfully for me as I mentioned, very well. I don’t think I could have stomached anything sub par, so despite how the first few days of the week had panned out, this did still feel like a treat. Pouring a pale, hazy yellow (I’ve only gone and done a ‘beer in glass’ shot this week), this Mosaic Fiend single hopped DIPA is one of those big beers that drinks a lot less than its prescribed ABV – it’s so easy to drink – not too bitter, not too boozy and not too sweet. Just right. If there was ever a sessionable DIPA, this may well be one of them. Hmm. Tasting as juicy as it looks and as hoppy as you’d hope for being single hopped with Mosaic, this DIPA is not only great looking on the outside but great tasting too. Drenched in tropical pineapple and smooth, zingy citrus with a funky dankness and balanced level of grapefruit bitterness, this Odyssey was a pleasure to kick back with. The Mosaic hops really shine and it’s all wrapped up with a smooth, medium body. 🍺 Michael, who works at @webroughtbeer, convinced me to try this when he was telling me about how he’s interested in single hopped beers – especially DIPAs – so that piqued my interest even more as I’ve had a few good examples myself. This one sits comfortably in the upper echelon and I’m looking forward to more lush beers from Odyssey! 🍺 #odysseybrewco #odyssey #mosaicfiend #bigbeers #webroughtbeer #TheBigBeerManifesto #instabeer #ratebeer #booze #beerreviews #session #sessionIPA #IPA #DIPA #TIPA #NEIPA #imperialstout #beer #craft #craftbeer #ale #london #craftbeer #dejabrewlondon #cheers #londonlife #craftnotcrap #beerporn #beeroftheday

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Guest Review Time! 🍺 Brewery: @howlinghops Beer: Passionfruit Gose Style: Fruit Sour ABV: 4.5% Taste: 7.5/10 Review: @dejabrewlondon 🍺 As much as I love a few decent beers on a Friday after work or a big old slober sesh on a Saturday, there’s a special place in my heart reserved for a few cheeky beers on a Sunday afternoon, especially when the weather’s nice as it was last week. It’s like, why roll around on the sofa with a hangover all day until it’s time to order a Nando’s when you can get out in the sunshine with a few cold ones to squeeze out the last of the weekend? Luckily I didn’t have too much of a hangover last Sunday, which meant that not only was I was able to jump on the bike and smash out an 80 kilometre cycle, but I was also able to reward that effort with a beer. 🍺 I’d easily necked a couple of litres of water on the bike, but after I’d finished I deliberately didn’t drink a whole load more, instead waiting for my thirst to be appropriately quenched around the corner at Balham’s very own @webroughtbeer. I knew I had to find something that was not only weaker than my usual ‘big beer’ way of thinking but also something that was super refreshing. I had an epiphany and it dawned on me to drink a sour! I’m not usually big on them but when they’re good, I like them a lot and this idea now had me craving one. This ‘Passionfruit Gose’ by @howlinghops was just the ticket; nice and tart with an extremely light, thin but super refreshing flavour of, you guessed it, passionfruit! Fizzy of course, as expected, but that only makes it more refreshing and it’s so easy to drink at 4.5% too. The passionfruit shines through really well and I think overall, it’s a really nice introduction into sours for anyone new to the style. Not the best I’ve ever had and not my fave style but you know what, at that moment in time, it was just what I wanted. 🍺 #howlinghops #passionfruitgose #passionfruit #sourbeer #sundaybeers #webroughtbeer #instabeer #ratebeer #booze #beerreviews #session #sessionIPA #IPA #DIPA #TIPA #NEIPA #imperialstout #beer #craft #craftbeer #ale #london #craftbeer #dejabrewlondon #cheers #londonlife #craftnotcrap #beerporn #beeroftheday

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Guest Review Time! 🍺 Brewery: @burntmillbrewery x @purebrewing Beer: Pure Fog Style: IPA ABV: 6.4% Taste: 8.5/10 Review: @dejabrewlondon 🍺 I’m not really a creature of habit, so, if I want to do something a bit new and stupid like drinking DIPAs for breakfast, then sod it, I’m going to go ahead and do it. The likelihood however, is that I’ll not be doing it the following day too, therefore proof enough that I’m not a creature of habit. Kind of? Whatever. One thing I am a bit habitual about though, despite all that, is heading to Balham’s own @webroughtbeer (at least) once a week to see what new cans are in stock and correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s not such a bad habit to have. 🍺 On my trip down there last Thursday I was greeted with a load of new stock that was fresh in that day. Sod the phrase ‘kid in a candy shop’, this was more like ‘Jimmy in a DIPA shop’, as I’d left there with five DIPAs and two strong IPAs. So this week I thought I’d share one of the IPAs I picked up and drank from the comfort of the shop. I’ve come to love @burntmillbrewery more and more and I had a feeling this 6.4% ‘Pure Fog’, brewed in collaboration with @purebrewing, was going to be excellent. It begins with a beautifully soft and pillowy texture then pricks you with a load of bitterness but also has tonnes of juicy, fruity stone fruit flavour that makes it feel really balanced. We’re talking mango, grapefruit and pineapple with a zingy citrus character. This is one smooth beer that also swipes you with a lush whack of pine and an unusual but desirable vegetal quality, a little like Verdant’s ‘Keep Left’, which by the way, is superb. Thick and hoppy with a zingy citrus sharpness, this beer is definitely worth grabbing if you’re hunting for something that sits just on the naughty side of the sessionability scale that won’t get you well and truly mashed, trashed and bashed. 🍺 #burntmill #burntmillbrewery #purefog #pureproject #webroughtbeer #balham #instabeer #ratebeer #booze #beerreviews #session #sessionIPA #IPA #DIPA #TIPA #NEIPA #imperialstout #beer #craft #craftbeer #ale #london #craftbeer #dejabrewlondon #cheers #londonlife #craftnotcrap #beerporn #beeroftheday

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