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Beer – #764 – Baylands – Woodrow’s Veto IPA

Another beer in a can, this one Baylands Brewery and their Woodrows Veto IPA, A beer I’ve had the pleasure with before both in the can and at the keg station, This time it’s for the BeerJerkNZ beer club, and that brought a smile to my dial.

“..supported by a touch of sweetness and medium body….”

This is the standard 330ml can of 7% ABV beer, which makes it 1.96 standard drink units,  210 calories in this too as well as the 65 IBU things.

Brewed by Baylands Brewery this one in the style that is  American Pale Ale or IPA as it says on the tin. They are in Wellington, New Zealand

A big hoppy IPA packed with American hops as recognition of Wilson Woodrow’s hard work

It's a passable Woodrow

It’s a passable Woodrow

With this big, fruity American IPA, the Baylands crew salute Wilson’s failed attempt.

True to style, this IPA is all about the hops with lots of classic American “C” hop flavour. Loads of aroma and juicy hop flavour of cut grass, citrus and resin is supported by a touch of sweetness and medium body from the malt bill.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

This is at least the 3rd time I’ve had this, the second time in the can, and I’ve really enjoyed the other times, I’m ever the optimist that this is still as good as I remember.

Brilliant, the aroma is brilliant wand it opens with a real crisp ka-chunk, it was difficult not to take a cheeky swig from the can.

Woodrows Veto IPAPour is a lovely chestnut brown with a slightly tinged orange head that is deep and meaningful, fluffy yet firm, an it’s very noisy, did I mention that you should listen to beer before? This is one to listen to, like a snap, crackle, pop.

Maltey sweet sugary over a decent bitterness that is right there in the middle of not to much not to little and it has a tangy and fresh finish that is a hint to the dry side.  It’s hard not to gulp it.

But gulp it I did, then I stopped and chided myself for a lack of control, pondering this over another sip or two. Suddenly it was all gone.

Sadness came upon me.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 a of its things from the thing. This is just consistently good drinking, and it really suits my taste and preferences in a lot of ways, making it really enjoyable, and yet still had things about it to enjoy and discover.

The double dip review

  1. Where did I get it? It is a BeerJerkNZ beer of the week.
  2. Am I enjoying it? Yes
  3. Would I have another? Yes
  4. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights?  Yes. This is fine drinking.

Music for this: ” Wolf Alice ”  and “My Love is Cool” of course on Spotify

Wolf Alice are a four-piece alternative rock band from North London, formed initially as a two-person band in 2010. Get yourself a bit of  ‘ Giant Peach ‘


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


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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