Just like you, but different
I picked a litre of this today (yesterday, the day before this post), on my shopping trip – a Liberty / Brothers Oh Brother Pale Ale, from a tap, Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co in the style of an American Pale Ale and they so that in Auckland, New Zealand not far away actually up the road.
I was watching the cricket, and had to wait until 13 overs, thats about an hour, had passed before I could have my self-imposed no drink until the first wicket falls. This could have been 3 minutes though, cricket is like that.
Lightly hoppy when I popped the top on the growler, gorgeous orange golden colour, nice carbonation, and a smallish head, the days of the big head appear behind me and I didn’t bring the lucky timber home from the beach
This is a lovely mildly hoppy beer, with some nice floor notes, and the soft carbonation makes it a really easy drinking beer which I could probably have a lot of.
I really wouldn’t describe this as a high bitter beer, and if you’d been a bit gun-shy about APA this could change your mind.
The pdubyah-o-meter has this at 7.5 which makes it somewhat better than good. It’s downfall is that this, although easy drinking is that it doesn’t have enough of a profile to keep you engaged, and a session whilst possible might end up with a bit of indifference.
An hour later (he tried to convince you) as this warmed up the bitterness became a bit sharper, which isn’t a bad thing, but it means that for me the mellow sweetness moves backwards. This doesn’t change the way I think about this beer, but it was fair to mention it.
I drink this of course at whatever it comes out of the fridge at temperature, I might invest in a thermometer and that would mean more investigation about the temperature the brewer wants to serve this at, which means the right glass, and so it goes on. I think I’ll stick to the addendum method.
American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads