Tasted Saturday 30 January 2010. 640ml bottle, 5.7% Alc/Vol
Ahh, splendid. A much anticipated small batch release from the boys acting the goat. This beer does not disappoint. Being a hop head (yes i’ve said it again) it put a smile on my face and a frown on my liver.
It pours a murky orange brown colour with a smallish head that doesn’t hang around too long. Big hop aromas greet the nose, showing fragrant and intense stone fruit, nettles, tomato leaf, pepper spice, and toffee. The flavours are full, and soft with low – medium carbonation. It hits the palate bang on middle filling the sides and back with rich and sweetish toffee, some tingly acidity, tropical fruit, ginger, and apricot then seemingly dying off before a wave of pleasing fresh hoppy bitterness that attacks and loiters with intent. I’m saddened that this beer is only a limited release. However support our local craft brewers by purchasing, enjoying, and fondly remembering beers like this, wherever you may get it. Well done Cam and Dave.