Just like you, but different
500ml bottle of a 6.2% ABV beer, which is 2.4 standard drink units in NZ, and at 186 calories a serve. Label glitters in the sunshine.
Bred in 1961, but lost favour for all the reasons brewers love US hops today – Citrus & Onion.
In time to see the comet of the century and named after the 5th reindeer.
The third Single Hop IPA in the ‘One Trick Pony’ range.
Pours a fantastic orange golden with a decent and persistent head. Aroma remains of faint grass.
Lots of, and I mean lots of, carbonation on the mouthfeel.
That means, for me that the taste I was expecting on the front of my tongue somehow ends in the middle, so I get the impression that this is ‘thin’ of body and of whole taste. The Aroma is really inviting, and I tried to work past the fizziness of this, but couldn’t, for me really distracting.
The hops deliver a grassiness and a decent length of finish though, the aroma is inviting on the nose, and the head is persistent, lacing lacking. May have burped.
I’m then sitting here thinking, thinking about how I go about being a bit pragmatic about this beer when for me it isn’t hitting a mark. It is nicely bitter, it has aromatics and looks great.
Solid, almost classic, IPA then. Nothing bold, or adventurous, no multi hop creation , no IBU monster, just a fairly decent one trick pony. Which if you might think about it makes this possibly a bit better than you think it is.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as an 8 – very good, even though I think in my heart that this, when you compare it to other IPA type beer, is a bit ‘thin’ and lacking in body. But if it’s on its merits it stands up well.
The actual real measure is the question “Would you have another’, followed by “Do you want a bowl of hot chips (fries)”, as I can imagine that out and about, in the wild this would suit me nicely for a pleasing and pleasant afternoon of shooting the breeze and making stuff up with mates.
And if that is what you want in a beer then you want this beer. Get in!
Cheese is still going, getting softer and runnier and the music has moved onto the Bombay Bicycle Club, who are listed as Indie Rock, but the Bombay might give away the influence.