Fierce IPA by Fierce Beer
A crisp and refreshing IPA that is full of citrus hop flavours. Thirst-quenching with light bitterness, this is one super sessionable IPA.
The live tasting of this beer was on 19th August 2021 #BeerBods
Join the club
Like the sound of this beer? Give our beer club a whirl for £10.
It takes some guts to put something like 'you're probably going to hate this, but...' on your first batch of bottle labels. But that’s exactly what two former oil and gas workers, Dave Grant and David McHardy, did when they launched Aberdeen’s first-ever microbrewery in May 2016. That one line of text spelt out their intention to make some of the most crazy-ass beers that British beer drinkers have ever seen.
The Fierce mission, Dave G says is “to make some radical new beers that challenge the senses and divide the masses. We really want the consumer to have a full-on experience. If we make a beer that says what it is on the label – then we want the person drinking it to be able to taste that. We have no desire to make bland, dull and forgettable beers, only full-flavoured, punch-packing beers. We make such a diverse range, not everyone will like them all, but most will love some of them”.
The two Daves met on a brewing course up in Sunderland. “We got up and told pretty much the same story: ‘I am in the oil industry but now I want to be a brewer’ – it was a bit weird,” Grant says. “We started talking, and everything fell into place very well. I liked the beers he was making, he liked the beers I was making, and the rest, as they say, is history.”
Five years on and Fierce Beer have more than established themselves within the industry. Capacity has grown rapidly since they started back in 2016 and they are now capable of brewing 800,000 litres of beer a year, exporting to 15 countries and counting.
Tonight’s beer, Fierce IPA is an IPA done right. Brewed using the classic combo of Chinook, Citra, Cascade & Simcoe, Fierce IPA kicks off with a huge hit of citrus and stonefruit. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and a moderate bitterness brings balance that keeps you coming back again and again. Sometimes less is more!