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Beer – #924 – Double Vision – Expatriate

BeerJerk beer club night again and this one is a new brewer to me,  this is from Double Vision and it’s their APA – Expatriate

a kiwi convert with residency to stay

Canned Craft beer of 330ml, 5.6% ABV and 35 IBU things, this is about 168 calories a serve size, this is around the 1.5 standard drink units worth of beer in NZ.

Expatraite is brewed by Double Vision Brewing in the style that is  American Pale Ale and they are in Wellington, New Zealand

Double Double

The EXPATRIATE comes from an APA that left the motherland in exploration of something more.

Home is safe and so are mainstream American hops… We were ready for some adventure and exploration but had no idea we would find this new world.

We have managed to take our dependence on the mainstream US hops for a traditional APA and keep the flavours by blending NZ and US in harmony.

The EXPATRIATE is a kiwi convert with residency to stay.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

I hate beer in soft cans that get over squished on opening with a resulting splash mess. This one has an odd aroma, that I don’t want to liken to cheese.. but.

Lovely looking pour of a orange yellow beer with a lovely head that forms and sits all nice and proper.  Aroma is then highly of hops and the promise of a fruit note somewhere .

A nice mix of things first up, fruity and sweet, and then a sharp bite of dryness at the end.

It’s obvious that this isn’t my thing, at least the way the flavour profile is presented, not that it makes it a bad beer, and proving you just can’t like every beer, this one I think is a bit short of length and is over-trying to be bigger than it is,

It does have lovely floral notes about it but it does come with that sharp dry finish that I don’t quite enjoy or come to terms with.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. Just because I don’t enjoy it, and though it was a bit of a mongrel of a beer. i don’t think this is unique or fun, for me, but I didn’t not like it enough not to finish it or enjoy the journey that it took me on.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The BeerJerk Beer Club 
  • Am I enjoying it? Not exactly
  • Would I have another? No
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No

Music for this:  Street Chant” with ” Hauora” on Spotify

Street Chant is a New Zealand indie rock band who are signed to Arch Hill Recordings.

The band formed in Auckland in late 2007 with Emily Edrosa on guitar and vocals, Billie Rogers on bass and backing vocals and Mikey Sperring on drums, originally with the name Mean Street. In 2009 Sperring left and was replaced by Alex Brown and the band changed their name to Street Chant.


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


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