Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Malts – Maris Otter, Carapils, Crystal and Wheat. Hops – Crystal, NZ Cascade and Simcoe.
Brewer Description: (from website) We love beer! We love beer so much that we want drink beer pretty much all of the time. Unfortunately the level of alcohol in most beer, with any hint of flavour, has quite the profound effect on us performing as a functioning and productive human. We need a reduced alcohol solution. Enter our Throwback IPA. Designed for intelligent and sexy humans who’d like to be able to throw back a few cans of a zealously hopped ale, endowed with an ample malt chassis, and still get on with their day.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 355ml can with no canned on or best before date, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy copper amber colour with a big three finger off white head that held its own for a while before suddenly collapsing on itself, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tropical pineapple and passion fruit with citrus grapefruit, orange and orange peel. There is also some pine notes.
Taste: Strong biscuit malt backed with pine, citrusy grapefruit and orange zest. Nice bitter on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy light drinking.