A big strong full-bodied Pale Ale with a ’twist in the tale’. With generous addition of a combination of classic English and New Zealand hop cultivars and five Canterbury malts, this brew is guaranteed to pick you up and drop you off in a much better spot.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery amber in colour with a good covering of cream coloured head and a generous sparkle in the body. The aroma is of good English hops, giving earthy, woody aromas and some lime leaf and citrus notes from the New Zealand contribution. This zesty contribution is the first thing that leaps to the fore upon tasting. This is a assisted by a lightly prickly mouthfeel and plentiful hoppy bitterness. What intrigues and delights me is that the higher alcohol content is disguised - this is a beer of balance. The body is mellow and brings nectarine, apricot and peach to proceedings and the finish dwells on the harmony of fruits and lemongrass. This could be quite a dangerous ale to drink because another pint would be extremely tempting.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
i found it to taste significantly darker than it looks. nothing particularly memorable but a nice pint. from about a week ago, trying to remember specifics. :/
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