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Beer – #432 – Baylands – Woodrows Veto IPA

Another beer in a can. Two in a row!, this one Baylands Brewery and their Woodrows Veto IPA

Brewed by Baylands Brewery this on in the style that is  American Pale Ale or IPA as it says on the tin. They are in Wellington, New Zealand

Baylands - Woodrews Veto IPA330ml can of 7% ABV beer, which makes it 1.96 standard drink units,  210 calories in this,

A big hoppy IPA packed with American hops as recognition of Wilson Woodrow’s hard work

Beer in cans are becoming more common, and a few more are appearing as the way brewers want to deliver their beer.

As always I’m prepared to give it a go and remain open minded.

A new to be brewer, a local one, so that’s nice.

Wow you can smell the hoppiness in this immediacy on opening as it does with a firm crack!

Baylands Woodrows Veto IPACloudy poor, but a decent amber/oraage, with a lovely head, aroma has carried to the glass which is nice.

Wow that’s full of hops, grassy, grapefruits, sweets, nice finish towards a bit dry and raspy, it’s pretty full on.

At this point I’m thinking the Garage Project Beer I’d drink from the can, this strongly hopped IPA I’m not sure I could or would be comfortable with. Perhaps I’m just can shy.

This is a really pleasant and well conceived IPA beer, I’m really enjoying it.

Really enjoying it.

Which brings me to a problem. The price.  It’s a bit steep. A subject I’ve not broached before because well beer is what it’s worth paying for. I wouldn’t have brought this in a 330ml bottle, and blushed a little at the price of a can. Probably more towards my inability to calculate price to volume things as this most likely is competitively priced, at least comparable with imported American beer in 650ml bottles. Imported beer. Not local beer.

Yes price economy of scale cost of this and that, I get it all, and I’ll support you as I have so far, it’s an observation not a complaint.

If this was in bottles it would find a place in my fridge for those evenings when you want a great beer with a lot of nice things about it, I’m not popping the top on a can will give me that same sense of satisfaction, call me weird.

Back to the beer, which I’ve drunk the all of!  I wish I had another, or that this came in a bigger bottle (see what I did there) as I’ve finished a bit short on the total enjoyment. More fool me for getting the single can right.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 a of its things from the thing.  This is one of the nicest beers of it’s kind that I’ve had recently, and if it was on tap somewhere I’d make a beeline for it. You don’t get  a sense of the 7% in this and it might lead you astray if you thought you were going to be in for a few in a session.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? Yes
  2. Would I have another? Yes but I’m challenged by the price.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I would because this is an eye opener of a great beer.


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


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.


6 comments on “Beer – #432 – Baylands – Woodrows Veto IPA

  1. kingmidget
    August 4, 2014

    I’m not thrilled with this whole craft brew in a can craze. Maybe its cheaper packaging. Maybe it’s just trendy, but it’s just now how I want my beer packaged. But the beer sounds incredible.


    • Philip Walter
      August 4, 2014

      This was a revelation. I still don’t think I could drink it from a can though, unlike other canned beers.


  2. beernotwar
    August 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on BEER not WAR.


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