Just like you, but different
ParrotDog – DeadCanary, Brewed by ParrotDog Brewing Ltd. in the style of a English Pale Ale
from the Windy and Dry Wellington, New Zealand. Laughingly the review site suggests to serve this in a “Pint” glass, which would make for a tiny beer in a big glass.
A refreshing, fruity New Zealand-hopped aroma floats aloft a golden coloured English malt base and culminates in a smooth New Zealand-hopped bitterness. An easy drinking pale ale, showcasing both malt and hops in unbiased amounts.
Lovely chestnut colour with a small head, and a glorious amount of balanced hoppy aroma are some ticks in the right places.
Not bitter at all though, and if anything a little under-done, what I’d like to call “thin”. Not to say that I’d turn down another, or another, but that it lacks the thing that makes it special, or different. I don’t get a fruitiness, but it is soft.
Session beer? Not quite, but if we’re at the pub I’d be happy if this was the beer that was being had. The pdubyah-o-meter says about 7.75, as it struggles to be a breakthrough moment for me. I’m smiling about it though, it’s a nice clam pleasant beer to come home to.