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Beer – #1,078 – Mythica – Skinwalker

Mythica Skinwalker. Bubbles in my bubble during the period of lockdown, lucky though the beer still arrives 🙂

The legend

I have a 750ml  (25 fl/oz) growler of pressure filled Skinwalker a beer that is 5.2% ABV, which is around 156 calorie a serve size. This is just over 3 standard drink units in NZ.

Mythica Skinwalker is an XPA brewed in Glenfield 🇳🇿 Auckland, New Zealand as a Pale Ale

Hair like a skin walker

A hoppy extra pale ale with strong tropical flavours on a light pilsner malt base.

Dry and crisp to enhance drinkability.

The legend of skinwalkers originates from the Navajo native american indian tribe and relates to a witch that can transform into various animals at will such as wolves or eagles.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

That’s a lovely malty hoppy aroma on opening. Nothing wrong there.

Pour is a glorious place straw yellow, and it’s plenty lively with a brilliant fluff full head bright white.

That is a proper taste surprise, the malt on this is really soft and it also packs a surprise kick of a dryness.

I’d use ‘electric’ as the last sensation but it’s not quite that, but the eyebrows moved in marked surprise at just how nice this.

I also like that this leaves a lovely lacing in the glass, something that I’ve not been paying attention to recently, but I think is important.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. It is a very clean crisp tasty and refreshing beer that looks great, and leave a lovely lacing in the glass.  Would Skinwalk again.

I was asked the other day why I would have a different rating for the pdubyah-o-meter than say Untappd or Ratebeer.  Well it’s simple, it’s just an arbitrary number, I feel one way about a beer here, sometimes there’s an emotional content that isn’t relevant to how the beer is rated in the apps, and if your really thought about it not every beer that I think is. 10 for instance would stand up to that, possibly, but I love them., and I might only go 4 or 4.5 in the app.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The online store for Mythica.
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes, it’s a really nice beer
  • Would I have another? Yes, it’s still on the list available
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? This might be a time and place beer, it’s a decent starter, and it’d go well with food, you might even get away with having a few, but you’d hive to have something that would kick it up a notch to follow.

Music for this:  Yves Tumor –  Heaven to a tortured mind  on the Spotify player.

Always, never read the sleeve notes “marks the fourth official full-length release from Yves Tumor. Piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting Yves Tumor into the next phase of illusion and evolution”


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.

Extra Pale Ale (XPA) / Beer Style. An XPA (Extra Pale Ale) is a recent US style that sits somewhat in the no mans land between an American Pale Ale and an India Pale Ale. This style is a hop forward beer and generally ‘bigger’ than an APA but ‘gentler’ than an IPA



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