At £1.50 in Sainsbury's, I didn't really have great hopes for this; but then Nelly sampled a different Hawkshead at the MOSI Beer Festival last week (I'm sure he'll blog about it soon) and was singing its praises.
Well I'll tell you what - this is bloody marvellous. Hoppy, fruity, zingy, with a dry, bitter finish. I've had some crap beers recently and this really cheered me up. Marvellous stuff; not dissimilar to some of those American craft IPAs we've sampled recently.