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Beer – #926 – Outlier Cartel – From Such Great Heights

Outlier Cartel From Such Great Heights. A Session IPA. There you go, you have one  and you have to have another. I’m determined that I’ll find one that is a good one, not that they are all bad or under par, I don’t think I’ve found the perfect middle ground.

a devilish glint in his eye

This is a 330ml can of a craft beer that is 4.5%  ABV and that makes  135 calories, in all this is 1.3 standard drink units in NZ.

Brewed by Outlier Cartel this on is in that il defined style of a Session IPA, The Outliers are based in central Auckland, New Zealand

‘I’ve got this massive crate of Zuckermelonen,whatever shall we do with them?’, Carmichael pondered.

Lets make a beer!

‘Let’s make the happiest beer in the world!’ Herbie squeed with delight.

‘How does one make such a happy beverage?’ asked Carmichael.

Herbie pointed to the towering diving platform with a devilish glint in his eye. With great aplomb, Herbie released the cantaloupes from such great heights which produced an explosion of ripe, orangey jumble of fruity bits below.

Carmichael followed each descent with his looking glass until its deep, gratifying thud to the earth.With great glee he thought, ‘Now I know how to make the happiest beer in the world!

So, What could possibly go wrong?

The aroma burst forth like a child a playground. quite hoppy.

A very hazy pour this one, but it dis have lovely contrast white head that seemed not to want to hang around, faded to a film. Aroma in the glass subdued hops but something almost peppery too? Who knows.

Wow, that a different bitterness up front and has a big lingering taste that unfolds as hop grassy and that pepper thing again.

It’s also quite the fruity beer.

Like the Bigmouth though this doesn’t have a large middle bit, but this does have a much fuller bigger  lingering mouthful of flavours that dance about a bit.

It is refreshing and I am really liking the flavours that this has, particularly that quirky thing with the pepper, which I can’t shake, and despite the lack of middle this is quite a lovely beer.

I’m not totally convinced on the session thing, and the brewers hint that this is half beer, I’d dare them to make that one, “From an Enormous height” perhaps, but that’d be a lot of  melon.

I think probably the best session IPA I’ve had,

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. Lovely with a different spin on the Session IPA, with a bunch of real flavour and aromas that last and linger.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The local Liquorland had some.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it really is different in a good way.
  • Would I have another? I’m torn, but waving to yes of course.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I think I would, you could get away with that lack of oomph because this has flavours and aroma that tantalise and engage.

Music for this:  Ben Folds ” their list ” In Concert 2015 -2106 ” on Spotify 

You need to read here to know why this particular song though, which isn’t on the list I chose to listen to, who said it’d be that easy… Also do not take this as endorsement that I’m a fan of Ben, hs Folds or the Five.


The term Session IPA describes a category of beers marketed for their hop-dominant flavor profiles at “sessionable” levels of alcohol. While this is typically 3.2 – 4.6 percent alcohol, a few have stretched the definition.


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