Nathan McEwan’s WIAP Cooked Strait
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Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: American Pale Ale
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Nathan McEwan’s WIAP Winning Beer

On the stormy South Coast of our city, sky meets sea in a dramatic clash of the elements. But instead of fighting the waves, this brew embraces them. An NZ-hopped, pale ale base is lovingly married to a very special organic honey, infused with the salty goodness of smoked Wellington seaweed. This beautiful bee-goo is added to the fermentation process, resulting in a refreshingly hoppy pale ale, offset by underlying depths of smoky sweetness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. A bit like that salty SeaDog propped up at the end of the bar, this is smoky but with a soft sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at the birthday bash. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, very subtle char. Taste is smooth, sweet, mellow, with very subtle smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2013
I really like this ale. It’s rich and full, with a delicious smokiness carried over a nice bright hop flavour. The smoky flavour is very robust, and the whole beer carries it forward on a sweet body and morish aftertaste. My favourite from the "Wellington In A Pint" four-pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Light red/orange colour with thick white head. Seaweed salty aroma. Hop bitterness with subtle smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Deep amber gold in appearance. Smoke, honey, malt, fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and spice on the nose. Taste follows aroma with big malt, medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Finish is long with NZ hop bitterness. A very interesting and rather nice beer.

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