Epic House Of Nicholas Sarah (500ml Bottle)
5.7% abv English IPA – 30 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units)
Originally brewed as a collaborative Fresh Hop brew between Epic Brewing Company & Hop Federation for Hopstock in Wellington earlier this year.
Sarah Nicholas is the common ancestor that both Luke and Simon share back in the 1700’s in England. (1700’s was when IPA become popular.)
The beer is brewed with both New Zealand and UK grown malt and hops to bring together the past and the present. The beer is pale, has a hop forward aroma from NZ grown Motueka hops. It isn’t too bitter, has a lovely hop flavour, with a delicate malt sweetness.
English Pale Ale
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters - Bass in particular - and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.