Just like you, but different
A beer in a bottle from Fork Brewing, who ever heard of such a thing! Well they’ve only gone and done it, and called it Godzone Beat
” .. I’m counting the beat two three four five..”
This is a 500ml bottle of a beer that is of 5.9% ABV, that’s 179 calories a serve, 50 IBU things, and this would be 2.33 standard drink units worth
The Champion Pale Ale of the NZ Brewers Guild Awards 2015. A New Zealand interpretation of Pale Ale.
We’re a pretty lucky bunch to live here in New Zealand – Godzone country!
Great music, great barley & maltsters and fantastic hop varieties… What better way to celebrate them all than in a pint? Not just any pint, but one brewed with those Wizards of Commercial Creativity & beer-lovers extraordinaire (the folk behind Wellington in a Pint), Clemenger BBDO!
A Crowded House of Nelson Sauvin hops, DD Smashed with some NZ Cascade & sprinkled with Herbs in the form of Pacific Jade, this is an ode to our hop! Who doesn’t love an orangey, grassy New Zealand Pale Ale with hints of lychee, pine & lime marmalade!
Best served with a good dose of Kiwi music. Like this one ….
So, what could possibly go wrong? Aside from not listening to NZ Music when I’m doing this, but hit me up from some suggestions like Fat Freddy’s Drop, or Jakob, or classics from Dave Dobbyn, Crowded House, and others.
Aroma is rather lovely, hoppy and malty , sweet although more like an IPA than the PA.
Pour is a really straw yellow pale, with a lovely had that looks like mostly fluff and bubbles, they’re quite noisy, you should listen to beer more. Aroma is mostly a dry cut grass hop thing, slightly pungent but not overly so.
Oh my that is a burst of hops that are tempted with a lovely amount of sugary mate softness which combines to make a really decent mouthfeel of a rally flavoursome beer that you know has more things to deliver.
Particularly the tropical notes that are there, quietly waiting to pounce.
Not being an expert I’m going to pick Nelson Sauvin hops in this that bring that really moorish taste to beer, and this is very very moorish.
Dangerously quaffable then, which is why it’s won the awards and accolades and nods of approval at the check-out in the shop.
Reminiscent of the Tuatara Sauvinova then that I think is brilliant, I’d be keen to try these side by side to see where they are the same or different. From memory there isn’t much in it.
I like that this has quite a lot of zest lemon like things to go with that sugary rich tropical fruit thing, and that the bitterness is nice but not the thing of the beer, more the accompaniment.
Found myself drinking this at a million miles an hour and wishing I’d brought a couple, because I don’t think I’m going to happy with just the one.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing. Such a lovely drinking beer with a lot of really flavours that entice you to drink more and enjoy the whole thing, mostly at once, which is a problem since I only have the one. A 10 for it’s quaffability and for just being a bit good as a beer. There might be better beers, and I might be wrong about the hops in this, but I’m not wrong in that it’s a bit good. p.s. I’m not wrong about the hops 🙂
Why does love do this to me ?
The double dip review
Music for this : Despite the liberal use of NZ music that everyone knows the words to in Godzone I was listening to “Old Man Canyon ” ” Delirium ” on Spotify who describe themselves as alternative pop dream pop indie psychedelic. Okay. Oh and they’re from from Vancouver.
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 andis a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads.