Just like you, but different
Floral nose of passionfruit and Strawberry.
A clean malt finishes like a force of nature with a rush of grapefruit.
A strange sounding combination I wonder what could go wrong?
There is a fruity aromatic on the opening.
The pour is of much darker and richer looking beer that I thought might have happened. Of head there was none.
There is something a little odd and unusual in the taste of this, for no reason I thought of straw. The bitterness is quite pervasive although it’s not puckeringly bitter, and then there is a gap where something else might be, before you get what I might best describe as an earthy mouthfeel. Which then becomes a front of mouth bitter lingering.
I find this a bit peaky, the crash of bitterness is at odds and a bit too big to be pleasant, and then the odd missing middle, and the heavy pine resinous lingering after note, I don’t think that this is a beer for me.
I really don’t like having not to like a beer.
But you can’t like everything, and you have to kiss lot of frogs to find the perfect one. I think that this could do with a bit of work in lessening the raw bitterness of the hops and adding more malt balance, the finish and linger would work better. But then I don’t brew beer and what do I know. I certainly wouldn’t want this to be like every other beer that is available.
Of the style though this does have the hight bitterness and is the darker copper. I don’t know that I’d be comfortable having this as an accompany to a BBQ though.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a 6 of its things from the thing. I just really not into it. A beer of mixed reviews as you’d expect, not ‘train wreck” nor “yum’ just somewhere nearer the lower end of the middle, in my opinion. Not a beer that I’d be rushing out of my way to find again.
I see where it was supposed go, and at least there was a vision. It appears to have got lost getting there.
The double dip review
The Music-go-round stopped at Nicholas James Murphy, better known by his stage name Chet Faker, who is an Australian electronica musician.
I’m not too sure that it’s not music for a Cafe to be honest. But it wasn’t tragic.
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