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Herevana – ParrotDog – Steve

I work with a top Bloke, Steve, and in jest suggested he buy us all a beer since it was his beer, and he obliged! The world needs more people like Steve. Thanks mate.

ParrotDog Hazy IPA Steve is made in Wellington, 🇳🇿, New Zealand by the lads at ParrotDog, and it’s surprisingly an IPA – Hazy / New England (NEIPA) style of a beer that has a  7.0% ABV thing and is 2.4 drinks in NZ, or if you’re in the UK that’d be 3.1 in their money, also this is around 210 cal per 355ml.

There’s a giant aroma leaping out of the can when you pop it.

The pour is more one of those ‘muddy’ hazy beers, and not a bright orange one, or a murky hazy, this one looks broody and murky, But you know what I like most about these beers is that they have copious head work and this one is no exception a veritable cloud of light white aerated foam. What a delight to see.

A familiar and reiable aroma on this, I guess it’s that ‘Cryo Pop’ thing going on, please don’t ask or venture to ask, I have no idea, except that it’s worthy enough to put on a can label.

Because I sit and write about these things I get to appreciate more that there seems to be two layers of flavour going on at the some time, twirling like a snake in some way, for me there’s a more prevent coconut/lime note but there’s another layer there, something softer or harder that’s bolstering or keeping up.

I could keep supping to nail it down and then I’d have drunk all the beer, and that would be fine but I may never ge to the bottom of it. I’m happy that I’ve invented this two layer flavour thing at least in my head, and that makes me smile.

What’s not to like about this though, it’s a lovely beer, lovingly made, and it has a great name.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. It’s odd to think of a beer as refreshing but this is a dancer on the palate, it’s not a beer that will wear you our drinking and there is plenty of sparkle and brightness in it to keep you engaged. I like that.

ParrotDog say: Steve never tired of his work. He’d been there as long as anyone could remember, mentoring his colleagues and marshaling their collective effort to loftier heights than they felt capable of individually. He would’ve admired the hours of effort from the teams in the fields, the lab, and the brewery that all went into this beer — and the result, a hazy IPA bursting with tropical, stone fruit and citrus characters thanks to the clever new Cryo PopTM blend which is refreshing in more ways than one.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.



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