Riverside’s 777 v2.0 has bulked up and weighs in at a hearty 9.2 per cent abv – not that you’d know it from the ease of which you’ll finish your glass. The beer uses four hop varieties, with particular emphasis on the US hop Mosaic (which they’d previously used to good effect in the one-off Resurrection Ale). Those give exactly what you want from any top notch IIPA; citrus notes as ripe as fruit straight from the tree and a whole forest’s worth of pine character. Having made a huge impact on the local scene with beers like the 44 Amber Ale and 77 IPA, the release of the 777 confirms that in the realm of fresh, highly hopped beers, Riverside Brewery can seemingly do no wrong. Indeed, if 666 is the number of the beast, the Riverside 777 has been blessed with a touch of the divine.