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Beer – #580 – Altitude – Posturing Professional Pale Ale

It’s time for the Altitude Brewing Posturing Professional Pale Ale.

Posturing, Posing, Pondering and Sports!

Named in honor of the ego driven montain professionals that we so often meet. Quality session ale that goes down a treat. Hey that rhymes!!

This is the 500ml bottle of a 5% ABV beer, making it 150 calories a serve,  rounded out with it being 37 IBU things and 1.97 standard drink units.

Brewed by Altitude Brewing Studio in the style that is  English Pale Ale and they are the magnificent Queenstown, New Zealand

Dedicated, and named, for the posturing mountain professionals the world over, that feel they are the pinnacle of human evolution. The Posturing Professional is a New Zealand pale ale that is intended as a flavourful session beer.

Game (Watching) Face

Game (Watching) Face

Best enjoyed after a hard day on one of our alpine playgrounds, it is designed with New Zealand’s brewing heritage in mind. The flavours are a salute to our brewing forefathers and their innovations that lead to the Kiwi artisan beer culture.

Using New Zealand malts and old school New Zealand hops, the finished beer delivers a dry palate with clean spiciness and a bit of sweet lemon and honey. The nose has notes of citrus and cut grass.

What then could be wrong with that?

Soft hop aroma on opening. Cloudy looking dull orange pour with not much by way of head, which sits on top like a forlorn thing. Aroma in glass might be more orange.

Altitude Posturing Professional Pale AleLightly bitter but quite a dense beer, slightly fruity but not overly.

Quite a strong hop roughness in this, and it has a much dryer finish than you might expect from the way profile is pretty much front forward.

I have to say also that this still looks cloudy as a beer, slightly unusual, and I’m not sure that I’m not confused by it, it’s not a look that immediately reassures you that all is well.

But is sees to be, there is no obvious problems.

One of those beers that you have an in your head expectation, and this is slightly different to what I thought, much more hoppy, less malts, and dryer to be precise.

Should it put you off though? I can imagine having this with the recently BBQ meat things, or even with an indian Curry, or just with bar snacks. It is a reasonably neutral beer in that sense.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a of its things from the thing. It’s not bad really, it fits many bills, and delivers like it says it should. All commendable. It is however slightly odd looking, not unusual lot have cloudy beers, it’s just I wasn’t expecting it.

I wouldn’t suggest that this was a ‘session’ beer either that really would be a bit of a stretch, if they could figure out how to lower the ABV a notch and maintain the flavour it’d be a right winner.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? It’s nice for a Sunday Starter.
  2. Would I have another? I think it’s a good platform to move on from.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Possibly if they were on BBQ duty I’d turn up with a couple, it’s a good enough beer to share and unusual enough to be a talking point.

The music today was the sounds of ball on willow, V6 turbo charged engines and Football songs, as it was a big afternoon of sportings on the Televisual device. I could have ours just said, The Cricket World Cup One Day International Final – New Zealand playing Australia, in the Football the table topping  Wellington Phoenix  (NZ) are playing Sydney FC (Aus), and in the Formula One there isn’t a New Zealander but there is an Aussie Daniel Ricciardo racing for Red Bull, and of course you all know that the McLaren cars were originally a New Zealand thing, Founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren.


Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters – Bass in particular – and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.


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