Mike's SAIPA Single American (500ml Bottle)
The all American (hops) hero, real West Coast AIPA, but more refined (that's real. AIPA, not the real West Coast ? that would be Taranaki)Pours rich golden amber with a coppery tinge, and a creamy white head lacing beautifully. The aroma is complex with tropical fruit including passion fruit, pineapple and melons all vying for attention. The flavour is complex, with the tropical fruits now balanced out by the layered malt flavour and intense hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich but crisp and clean without being dry, and then the aftertaste is deep with a solid lingering bitterness. This is generously hopped beer, with solid yet complex flavours. Serve chilled in a tall pilsner glass, allowing the amazing colour to shine, and the aromas to excite the drinker. This beer has nailed the balance between flavour, hop bitterness and alcohol content enabling it to be enjoyed in any season, it's a thirst quencher in the height of Summer, but equally at home in front of the fire in the depths of Winter. This beer is surprisingly easy to quaff for a 6. 70% ABV candidate, so beware and please drink responsibly.
American Pale Ale
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.