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Beer – #804 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath – A Redux

It didn’t end well last time I had this in a bottle, it wasn’t carbonated, a bit flat and tasteless and somewhat disappointing. BUT they’ve persevered and they say it’s improved and better and ‘right’ and so I’m going to go again, thanks to the nice people at Mash Palace who sent me a new batch bottle.

The Mash Palace Uranium Breath beer, really is that good and should  be on a wider distribution. The keg version made the Pdubyah 10 list,  I’m still a big fan.

I’m really hoping the latest bottle will be just about as good.

For me this is perfect, if I could rock up to the local and have this I’d not be disappointed.

A 500ml  bottle of the 6.2% ABV beer, so this is 2.45 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.

Glowing Smile Time

Glowing Smile Time

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? Second time a charm.

Wowser! the aroma is 11 on the scale of things, full, grassy, rich, and also that sweet note. It’s ooooh promising.  It settles to a lovely orange predominant thing. Seriously.

Mash Palace - Uranium BreathPour is lovely orange and it arrives finish with a  great white head of fluff and stuff (and I listened, it was slightly noisy). It looks great.

I gasped, this is outstanding IPA.  Orange citrus with a dazzling amount of bitterness that is softened by the sweet malt middle and a finish that is dry but not so that you regret it.  I realise why I think this is the IPA for me.

Or one that I find suits the taste profile that I like, and I’ve drunk a few IPA’s 🙂

At both times I want to stop, sip, and savour this as a beer, and quaff its because it lights up and makes me smile.  I’m erring towards the sip, pause, engage method, it’s not really working out.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as  10 of its things from the thing. It really is a thing of joy and beauty. It is an honest to goodness good bit of work. Lovely orange citrus, great balance of sweetness and bitterness and a finish that is dry but not overpowering.  Nothing bad to say.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? I got it as a gift from the Brewer, but It would be in all good places.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am really enjoying it, probably far to much.
  • Would I have another? I’d have many more and will have.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes, this is really good beer, because it is up there with the hop forward belters but has a balance and cushion in there that relaxes it and takes you on a bit of state journey, you don’t get worn out drinking it and look for refuge in another beer for comfort. Invite me to a party I’ll bring some.

Music for this:  ” Paul McCartney ” with a “Pure McCartney” on Spotify 

Mostly the old stuff that I know the words to. How bad is that!


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.


One comment on “Beer – #804 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath – A Redux

  1. Pingback: The one with the end of year story. | A life just as ordinary

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