A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

Beer – #899 – Mythica – Incubus

Mythica Brewing. There’s two choices, I made one – Mythica Incubus  I might make the other if it tempts me.

with a spicy finish

This is a 500ml bottle of a beer, nicely full bottle wrapped too, 7% ABV, so about 2.3 standard drink units

Brewed for the the Mythica Brewing  people in Silverdale, north of Auckland an India Pale Ale (IPA) (red) style. If you know a brewer in  Silverdale you’ll know the brewer for this, said Columbo, and he likes to make good beer goodly.

Bright ruby hued ale driven by a complex malt profile giving biscuit and toffee flavours with a

not a self portrait clearly

not a self portrait clearly

spicy finish. Low on bittering hops and dry hopped with Citra and Nelson Sauvin.

Not like a typical Red IPA

INCUBUS  (Sp. Humulus)
A demon or evil spirit originating from medieval legend that descends upon sleeping persons, usually taking on the form of a male to seduce females. Incubus humulus is a species that uses magically infused hop beverages to attract its favourite prey – IPA drinkers

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Dazzlingly good bottle art on this.

Caught out by the total explosion of hops from this, brilliant! Rich sugary too.

Darker rich red brown with a lovely full foam head, a lovely looking beer in the glass as well as in the bottle.

mythica-incubusHoppy aroma in the glass, but there’s something else there too, something like green wood.

That’s a bitterness that was larger than I thought, and there is an enormous amount of software malt sugar thing going on that cushions and balances this, finish is dryish but not arid and it’s lingering and aftertaste is strong in this.

Alarmingly easy to drink this is a beer that ticks off a lot of the right boxes in what you might look for in a beer, I think it’s downfall is that there isn’t quite enough length in drinking this and it’s all a bit short in a journey, there’s nothing else to develop or taste, it is what it is.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. Aroma, taste, looks, and overall dry enjoyable, not sure about the whole journey of tastes though

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Liquorland in Forrest hill, their website lists the good places.
  • Am I enjoying it? It was so much better than I thought it might be, so yes.
  • Would I have another? I’d try their other beer first.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights?

Music for this:  ” Lowly” and ” Heba” on Spotify

from Denmark a bit of Alternative/Indie/Pop/Rock

INDIA PALE ALE & IPA

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Archive of Everything

This is just me being me

%d bloggers like this: