Mike's Kaitake SPA (330ml Bottle)
M is for Mountainous Mayhem
The weathered ranges that remain North West of Maunga Taranaki are a far cry from what the Kaitake volcano would have looked like at birth 500,000 years ago. Now extinct, Kaitake is second oldest in the series of volcanoes visible on land, nestled between siblings Paritutu and Puakai, in the shadow of the mighty Taranaki.
The aroma and flavour present notes of peaches, pineapple and gooseberries, very crisp on the palate with a broad bitter finish.
The result is a plucky, balanced, drinkable beer, that like its namesake, won’t be forgotten for a while yet.
This beer can be enjoyed chilled, but not brain-freeze cold. Try pairing with spicy tapas.
The term Session IPA describes a category of beers marketed for their hop-dominant flavor profiles at "sessionable" levels of alcohol. While this is typically 3.2 - 4.6 percent alcohol, a few have stretched the definition.