Just like you, but different
The strangely named : Toppa’s Hadd’n Full On Pale Ale – Brewed by the Townshend Brewery in the style of an English Pale Ale and they hail from Upper Moutere, New Zealand. This is a collaboration with those magicians at the Brewaucracy
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters – Bass in particular – and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.
It’s a lesson in beer every time.
A 500ml (pint) of a 5.2% ABV beer, which is then two standard drink units.
Just the trick before the BBQ goes on for the Lamb, and a lead up to the F1 race from Korea.
Bittery hoppy nose on opening, very inviting, Pours a hazy orange yellow with a head that is then suddenly isn’t, reasonable carbonation. the really nice aroma on opening has gone missing too.
But then you get a wonderful mellow bitter taste, with a mix of sweeter fruits, and a reasonable length.
The pdubyah-o-meter likes this as a 8, arbitrarily making it “very good” on the arbitrary scale. A beer to be pleasantly surprised and rewarded by,
You’re not going to give virtual high-five to anyone after drinking this, nor are you going to regret buying it.