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Beer – #702 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath

A nano-brewery with a great name, and an interestingly named beer.

now hitting the big time

From the FYO station a one litre bottle of the 6.2% ABV beer, so this is 4.89 standard drink units, oh and about 186 calories a serve size.

Brewed for Mash Palace, this is in the style that is India Pale Ale (IPA)  and I fairly certain that this might have happened in Auckland.

Brewing sweet as beers since 2011. Winner of Inaugural Brew On Quay Epic Home Brew Competition with our American West Coast style IPA; Indra Fridgee and now hitting the big time

Smashed 'em Bro

Smashed ’em Bro

Drawing on a great history of US and NZ clashes, Uranium Breath ‘embottles’ the spirit of one of our most iconic victories.

In contrast, where our esteemed Prime Minister argued in a prevailing effort to keep the ‘green stuff’ away from our shores, we search for ways to increase our intake of a similarly pungent green stuff.
It’s morally indefensible to use this many hops, but we do it anyway

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Grass hop aroma is strong in this one, rich sweet too.

Colour is that lovely darker bright brown orange and this looks to have a lovely level of carbonation.

Mash Palace - Uranium BreathLovely pour, it’s even brighter in smaller glass, and the head is magnificent, full and white and fluffy and persistent. Aroma in the glass blooms with a sweet intensity and just a hint of peppery spice.

This is quite the tasty beer, it’s not every bitter initially, and there is a gorgeous amount of sweetness in it, and a bonus is that the finish erring to dry isn’t arid and difficult. Plus I had a burp, which might have been greedy gulping, and not in front of MrsPdubyah who might frown, even if we’ve been married a lifetime.

This is really nice easy drinking soft on the palate beer, but given a moment the bitterness sparked and dazzles a bit, and the finish reminds you that you’re having a properly good beer done well.

For drinkability then this is seriously good beer, for taste it’s also a bit good, and for a beer, well it’s also a bit good. I’d be proved wrong but I think that this might only be the 2nd commercial quantity beer they’ve produced, and as I don’t go out often I didn’t have the other one.

MASH ALL GONEThe pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing. Although the Pdubyah-o-meter is a random chance thing I have to really, it does tick a lot of the boxes as to why this might be a go-to beer, a stand out, and one that is memorable and a bit wanty.  It is a slightly hopped up IPA, but not to that level where it is all piney and resinous and dry and hard going after a couple, and as a result it really is quite smooth drinking. This has sparking bitterness and the towards dry but not so much finish, and  then there is that great amount of sweetness that this has in the carry.  It really is just a good bit of beer.

Perhaps the reason that you need to try different beer every time  because someday you find the Princess, and it is a bit of love at first sup.

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? For me this is perfect, if I could rock up to the local and have this I’d not be disappointed.
  • Would I have another? Unusually for me, because I like new beers, I might go and get another fill tomorrow, this is up there with the good stuff.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights?  If I could design a beer this might be a good one to try and be like, Mash Palace are amateurs who are giving the commercial thing a crack, and I’m just a bit in awe, what a conversation about “what kind of beer would you choose to make… “

Music for this : ” Moon King ”  ” Secret Life” on Spotify where else, Moon King is a Canadian pop music duo from Toronto, composed of Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde


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.

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