Hurricane Jack has a bitter and fruity taste. The more I drank the more I liked it. This is definitely something to have on a warm and sunny day. It is brewed by Fyne Ales, located at beautiful Loch Fyne in Argyll.
My first impression of Hurricane Jack is of a bitter taste. It took me several sips to get used to the bitter taste, but the more I drank the more I liked it. The bitterness is tempered by the fruit, so you are left with more of a subtle fruit taste in the mouth and the bitterness is dispersed. It is gently carbonated so you get a nice tingly fizz on the tongue. It has the classic smell of hops. It is a refreshing drink, so a good one to have after a long cycle trip.
Hurricane Jack was a character in Para Handy, a newspaper series of stories about an early 1900s steamboat that delivered goods to Loch Fyne from Glasgow.
Fyne Ales was founded in 2001. The brewery has tours, a shop and a bar where you can have locally sourced food, like venison sausages with your pint.
Fyne Ales also organise the annual FyneFest, a festival held in the fields around the brewery. It features guest beers from around the UK, live music and interesting food.
If you are cycling in Argyll make sure to give Hurricane Jack a try. It is widely available on draft throughout Scotland and the bottled version can be easily tracked down in supermarkets.