As you know, we love hops — all hops! Two years ago we got our greedy hands on our first lots of New Zealand hops. The more we experiment with them, the more we love them. This crisp yet hardy Strong Pale Ale is hopped exclusively with the New Zealand varieties we have on hand (Hallertau Aroma, Motueka and Cascade). The aroma is beautifully fragrant, reminiscent of ripe citrus fruit and flowers in bloom. A honey-malt sweetness in the mouth quickly gives way to an invigoratingly brisk, bitter-dry finish.
gam (2697) - brisbane, - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Misty gold pour strong carbonation large frothy head with the aromas fruit yeast maltiness mild sweetness flavours resiny stonefruit citrus near medium ibu yeast bread note hint of spice finish fruity goodness good aftertaste sweet malt bread note lasting bitter spicy note palate pleaser
TimE (2604) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy golden color, a touch of white wine and grapefruit. Well balanced. Very enjoyable.. Moderate bitter finish. Somewhat phenolic for the style. Decent little brew that is highly drinkable.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Light golden color. Grassy, citrus, dry nose. Not bursting with hops, but mild and nice. Big bitterness. Grass, pine, light crackery malts, light sweetness, with some metal. Soft and dry. Great! Could drink this all day.
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