Revolutions Brewery, Go Go Pale Ale
(West Yorkshire, 4.5 %, £3.15)
Go Go is the brewery's American pale ale, although it is brewed at a more Anglo-friendly 4.5 per cent, but what it lacks in weight it delivers in flavour.
Pouring strawberry-blonde with a loose white head, the initial aroma is pure American hops; we're talking that typical cascade grapefruit and nutty pine, a touch of hay from the malt, and some rough, prickly nettles off in the distance. Very light bodied, with just a touch of crystal malts and a slight wheat creaminess, the hops certainly lead the show.
Melons and grapefruit lead the proceedings, drying the palate, with some strawberries and thyme in there, before a bone-dry finish with the characteristic lemon zest and orange pith American hop finish.
Carbonation is a touch on the high side, providing a sharp carbonic bite, pushing this from 'refreshing' right into the 'summer beer' category.
Recommended by Michael Bates, Trembling Madness, 48 Stonegate, York