Timothy Taylor's

Hopical Storm

Modern Pale Ale

We launched our first keg ale in Spring 2020 - Hopical Storm is a 4% ABV aromatic, dry-hopped, modern pale that, while initially launched as a well-liked cask product in Summer 2019, also performed exceptionally well when we trialled it in keg at high-profile festivals and selected pubs.

Citrusy and sessionable, it has a pleasant fruity body topped with flavours of mandarin, mango and passion fruit.

Hopical Storm is a 4% ABV modern dry-hopped Pale Ale, brewed using entirely UK grown hops.

With a punchy and pleasant fruity body topped with flavours of mandarin, mango and passion fruit. Citrusy and sessionable.

Hopical Storm is a 4% ABV modern dry-hopped Pale Ale, brewed using entirely UK grown hops.

With a punchy and pleasant fruity body topped with flavours of mandarin, mango and passion fruit. Citrusy and sessionable.

Brewers' Notes

Water
Pure Knowle Spring Water
Malt
Golden Promise Pale, Vienna, Munich, Caramalt
Whole Leaf Hops
Whitbread Golding Variety, Cascade, Chinook, Jester, Ernest
Yeast
Taylor's Taste Strain
Ingredients
Malt, Oats, Rye, Maize, Hops, Yeast, Sugar, Water
ALC VOL.
4.0%
4.0%
4.0%
Units Per Serving
1.4
1.4
1.4
Style
Pale Gold, Sandy
Aroma
Mango, Passion Fruit, Lychee
Flavour
Mandarin, Melon, Lime
Bitterness / IBU 35
Sweetness
Best Enjoyed At
11-13°C
11-13°C
8°C
Food Pairing
Roast Pork, South East Asian Cuisine, White Fish, Shellfish
Calories Per 100ml
35
35
35

Hopical Storm Awards

SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2020

Gold - North East Regional Keg Winner (session IPA up to 4.3%)

Bronze - National Competition

CAMRA Bradford Beer Festival 2019

Best Beer up to 4% ABV (as voted for by the public)

Part of the Taylor Made range

Informed by tradition and crafted with experience

Andrew Leman and his team of four Heriot-Watt-trained brewers have been experimenting, developing and tinkering with different malts, hop varieties and styles of beer in our five-brewer’s-barrels micro-brewery to create our Taylor Made range of craft beers.

Poulter’s Porter, Cook Lane IPA and Hopical Storm are contemporary, full-flavour beers with the timeless and inimitable Taylor’s Taste.

Cook Lane

What does a pigeon from Yorkshire know about good beer?

What does a pigeon from Yorkshire know about good beer?

The answer goes back to Allan Hey, our head brewer from 1966 to 1995. Allan used to count out exactly 100 grains of barley malt on top of a cask left out in the brewery yard, to see how many of the grains the pigeons would leave uneaten. It was his proven way to see how good the batch was. Another twenty years on, the way we brew our beer hasn’t changed. We still only use the finest Golden Promise barley, a variety normally reserved for malt whiskies. It’s a costly ingredient and difficult to grow, but we think it’s worth it. The proof is in that first sip.


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