Shining Peak Gung Ho!
Last year, in a review I introduced the term “dankidy-dank” and Gung Ho! from Shining Peak deserves the same loving description!  Shining Peak have been smashing it out of the park recently and their entry in this year fresh hop line up is up there with the best! The beer itself is rather light and very clean which allows those big grassy characteristics to shine through.  The beer is nicely bittered, full of resins which leave your lips lovingly coated in oily goodness!  Gung Ho! now sits in number one position in my fresh hop ratings for 2022 — who will knock them off in the coming weeks?

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