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Herevana – Behemoth – Aotearoa Sculpin

Behemoth Aotearoa Sculpin – a throw back to those long ago days when this was readily and easily available in NZ – like 2013 ago

Behemoth (Chur) Brewing Company make the Behemoth Aotearoa Sculpin in Auckland, New Zealand and it if course and IPA of 7% and 65 IBU things. The Can is 2.4 standard drinks in NZ

Quite a malty burst on opening.

A glory of golden oran beer, with a luscious head all white proud and huge on top. The aroma in the glass is still more malty than anything.

That’s solid and polished, it’s a sweet curve through a bit of a curve, a little bit bitter, a little bit sharp, a little sweet and a lovely little nip and the end.

Nothing wrong with that at all.

This is quite unusual for a Behemoth beer, if I can be so bold, in that it is quite restrained, very polished and very easy drinking. There is no hint that this might be slightly higher in the ABV than you’d expect, and there is every chance that I’d enjoy a couple of these and love it each time.

A Delight of a beer, a brilliant bit of can art, and a lovely way to while a way a few minutes.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. You might expect some fireworks or light show with this, and this is not that beer, it’s very restrained and polished, and brings a lively and lovely balance of a range of flavours on the curve that ar just easy to get along with. And I’m good with that.

Music: LoneLady – Former Things. Julie Campbell, known as LoneLady, is a music artist from Manchester, England, influenced by the post-punk era, but later integrating dance and funk influences. I found it a little challenging and out of lane with what I’ve been listening to, somewhat old school and not moving the dial much. But that’s me.

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.

Collab with the OG masters of the American IPA – Ballast Point from San Diego. We have brewed their original Scuplin recipe with the addition of Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka to “Kiwi it up!” Big, bold, bitter and massively flavourful and aromatic!



The India Pale Ale (IPA) is used to describe a hop-forward, bitter, dryish beer. None of these beers ever historically went to India, and many aren’t pale.The standard version generally stands for the American IPA and range between 5.0-7.0 ABV. The American IPA is a decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through. The “East Coast IPA” is more balanced, offering a malt sweetness with citrus and fruity hop character with a nice little hop bitterness, more reminiscent to traditional english IPAs. In the case of the “West Coast IPA”, bitterness is the at the frontline and pushes malty sweetness to the very back. Stronger and more highly hopped than an American Pale Ale. Compared to an English IPA, has less of the English character from malt, hops, and yeast, less body, and often has a more hoppy balance and is slightly stronger than most examples. Less alcohol than a Double IPA, but with a similar balance. Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber although many substyles exist, each having their own color tone. These other IPA substyles generally are closer-related to their base IPA substyle and should be listed with them, if the substyle is listed.


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