Just like you, but different
Pale beer, Pale Music, Unclear numbers and feeling pale at a party
“… won a bronze medal once…”
The last of the three in bottles (that I could find), from this brewer, this one the Pale Ale.
This the is a unique style, the TPA, the Taupo Pale Ale.
Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt.
Heady aroma of Citrus and Passionfruit on the nose Those fruit flavour blend with a soft silky malt and end wit ha bitterness that lingers on.
What could possibly go wrong with that?
Not really sure what aroma that is of, sort of a citrus hint.
Another beer that is headless, and looks woefully under carbonated and flat in the glass, almost whiskey coloured it’s a lot more orange chestnut than I would have said pale.
In the glass the aroma does nothing to improve.
It is flat and under carbonated. You can’t win them all.
From the faint hop aroma you get a sense of what was expected fro this, but it’s awful beyond reproach. I’m a bit miffed too as this is premium priced beer, and I’m loath to be harsh and unfair since I’m non-confrontational. This however is worthy of the worst beer this year award.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a 2 of its things from the thing..
~Update: Of course I use the social media things, and the poor rating was picked up by the brewer and the distributor partner, and they want to give me a new fresh bottle to try. As always I’m a bit in the middle about this as I don’t want to compromise my own sense of integrity. I’ve accepted replacement beer before though, it’s not really setting a precedent.
An in the absence of a newer bottle or one that isn’t flat I’m going to let this one publish. It’s a reflection on the beer I had, which I am dead certain is much better than the beer I had , if you know what I mean.
The double dip review
I ended up listening to a New Zealand ensemble “Tiny Ruins” which revolves around Hollie Fullbrook, this is a track called “Me at the Museum, you at the wintergreens” the album is called ‘Brightly Painted One”
The Auckland Museum and the Wintergardens are within eyesight and a stones throw of each other, this is a very specific NZ referenced song in my opinion,
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