The latest Rye River beer to get a ‘proper’ McGargles release is Francis Big Bangin’ IPA. It’s an American West Coast Style IPA. It’s hopped with Columbus, Mosaic and Simcoe. So it’s juicy, fruity and has a pleasant bitter tang. Or thang if you prefer. I liked it on draught in the RDS a few weeks back but I think the bottled version might be a little lighter or thinner, and could perhaps do with a touch more malt to round it out. That minor quibble aside it’s a very good IPA, but it’s 7.1% so a couple of bottles is enough for anyone. If you still have a problem with the branding put the bottle in the recycling bin and drink it from a glass! I’m not sure if they’re poking fun at hipsters with the label art but I have seen some of the lads working in the brewery and, I think it’s safe to say they don’t take themselves too seriously. Give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised. Sláinte!