Brewery: Fallen Brewing
Fallen Brewing has been on the go since around 2007, when Paul Fallen started brewing his own beers at home. Now based out of the old Kippen railway station in Stirling, Fallen Brewing is making a name for itself among Scottish craft breweries.
Focusing on ‘modern interpretations of classic styles’, Fallen Brewing has so far produced four ‘Original’ beers and five ‘station specials’, comprising pilsner, porter, stout and IPA.
Platform C, one of the 'station specials,' is a bold, hoppy India Pale Ale, full of flavour and character.
A pine aroma gives way to citrus overtones, with tropical fruit - thanks in part to the Mosaic hops from the Pacific NorthWest - and a hint of toffee in a light-to-medium body, followed by a long, bitter finish.
Works well paired with a mild curry (think Chicken Korma or pasanda), a pizza, or enjoyed on its own - especially on long summer nights.
Platform C is immensely drinkable; a crisp and nicely balanced IPA with a creamy, smooth texture. Highly thought-of in the Scottish craft beer scene, Platform C more than holds its own alongside seasoned Pale Ales such as Deuchars or Williams’ Joker and deservedly so.
This really is a seriously impressive IPA.