Just like you, but different
Look here, it’s different and a bit unusual, and having brought it perhaps a little rash, but I like the other Outlier beer I’ve had. Then I discovered that this was also part of the BeerJerkNZ beer club beers. That made me smile.
the not-so secret ingredient is love
Brewed in Auckland- this is in the style that is India Pale Ale (IPA) and that’s all I have to say about that.
Urban Auckland honey from promiscuous origins and chestnuts from the Waikato were used to make this seasonal release.
We decided to pack this into a beautifully nutty amber IPA to make your trip to the watering hole worth your while.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
Lovely aroma on opening this, green grass, sweetness, possibly that Honey, right?
haha it’s brilliant dark chestnut brown with a head that is also tinged brown, deep and rich and creamy it settles itself into. What a picture of a great beer.
Aroma is muted bitterness.
Almost earthy taste as it sits a while, but this emphasises the bitterness in it, and the honey warms to a lovely level.
Finding the chestnut though that’s the chestnut isn’t it. A hard flavour to recognise, been a while since I had roasted chestnuts from the brazier, and I have, but it’s a long time ago in a different place.
I’m going out on a limb here. a tree reference, that the earthiness is from the chestnuts.
I like this beer for the things it brings, I even got a spike of something like lemons, definitely a citrus, but it was very point and short.
Also this looks a bit brilliant in the glass, lot of foamy lacing as I sip away.
I think I described it before as “Honey And Chestnuts as second fiddle in the band, but it’s a really big band”. This is a raucous rollicking beer of great metric and a very good take on an IPA type beer.
I’d buy it again. Also plus and additional to, I got to the end of this, and with the music playing in the background, made me very contented and in a happy place.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. It isn’t the perfect beer, but it really is different and compelling enough to bring you into it’s many layered thing. I also get that this might be a beer that polarises people, but when you’ve drank a few you remember the ones that add a bit to the game, this is almost in a game of its own.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” My Jerusalem ” and ” A Little Death” on Spotify
My Jerusalem is an American Indie Rock band based in Austin, Texas
What can I say, It’s almost a bit like the National, somewhat like a Billy idol, a bit Concrete Blonde in the chords, somewhat dark, and a bit of a lot of familiar things. Really an album that grown and fills out. MrsPhil, despite saying the beer smelt like beer, as always, came to comment, favourably, on the music, and if she approves that means something might be going right. Did I win a medal for the most commas in a sentence yet?
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.