Beer of the Week: DEYA Something Good 13
The first Something Good of 2021, and somehow we're all the way up to Something Good 13
already. Something Good is DEYA's not-so-new-now series testing new ingredients, techniques and processes that they hope will result on them landing on 'something good', all within their signature hazy style. This iteration features two new hop varietals, HBC 586 and HBC 630 (HBC stands for Hop Breeding Company, if you were wondering), both super fruity and perfect for the lush flavours we've come to expect from this series. HBC 586 is known for flavours of tropical fruits and citrus, while 630 has flavours of candied fruit and berries with some creaminess.
I've not tried anything from this series that I've not liked so far and number 13 was no different. It's a lovely hazy gold colour, and really fruity without even taking a proper sniff. I found it very tropical, with really ripe fruit, especially pineapple and a little bit of banana. If that sounds overpowering though, it's not at all, it's actually quite soft and gentle, with quite a delicate body. Absolutely a beer for drinking, not one where you have to plough your way through overly heavy flavours and sweetness (sorry, I mean savour). Very fruity but well-balanced and super drinkable - sounds like a DEYA IPA.