Today at onlycans we are quaffing Vocation Life and Death, an IPA that weighs in at a respectable 6.5% and will set you back a neither expensive nor cheap £6 for a 4 pack.
Vocation claim that their brews are bold and punchy, so without further ado, let's get down to it.
Looks - 3.7/5
This beer looks somewhat syrupy upon pouring, a luscious golden colour with a snowy head. Bubbles cascade upward, swaying gently with the poured liquid. The can has a punchy green font, surrounded by white artistry that teases the 'life and death' name in the form of simple floral and a skull.
Smell - 3.8/5
The aroma of this IPA alludes to tropical and sweet notes. It teases with peach and pineapple wafting around the nostrils, before closing off with a citrus edge.
Taste - 3.9/5
This beer introduces itself to your palette with a zestful hoppiness, which prolongs through the tasting experience. However as the can empties and your heart fills, a sweetness grabs the bitterness by the hands, pirouetting gracefully as if dancing joyfully around the mouth. The generous carbonation of this IPA compliments this sweet/hop see-saw well, rounding off a thoroughly decent sampling.
Fuckability - 4/5
This IPA certainly packs a punch, and with a mighty 6.5% and lip smacking, mouthwatering qualities, it is sure to accompany you to your final destination. Upon sampling, I found myself venturing back to the fridge somewhat mechanically to fill up my glass with this delicious nectar.
Overall score: 3.85/5
This IPA certainly warrants trying. With an acceptable price tag at most acceptable supermarkets, it would be foolish as a hop head to neglect tasting this IPA. That said, should the acquisition process be gruelling, I would likely be convinced that local alternatives could suffice, or may even surpass this beer.
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