“Prepare to have your senses awoken with this favorite that we conjured up one morning floating behind the breakers off Alex Heads. Pipeline is a bold Pale Ale, hop forward with an abundance of tropical and stone fruits, pineapple and pine aromatics. Brewed with a blend of Australian and German Barley, wheat and crystal malts, its one of our favorites, if you like a hop forward brew then we’ve packed a few extra in this one for you.”
Appearance: Bright gold with excellent clarity. It forms a finger of head which steadily collapsed but still manages to decorate the walls of the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: An abundance of tropical fruit hop character, mostly mango, passion fruit, subtle citrus, melon and papaya. It has a rather sweet malt structure too, a touch of caramel and mild honey to fill it out. Not bad.
Flavour: A little drier, the fruity hops are a bit more muted in comparison to the aroma. Some zesty citrus showing through instead with suggestions of grassy hop, semi sweet malt and light florals to finish.
Mouthfeel: Clean, spritzy and super sessional. Nice mellow bitterness (36 IBU) developing late.
Overall: This pale ale pretty much sums up their mantra of kicking back and hanging 10. It’s light, cruisy and crush-able. Quenching the thirst on this scorching Queensland arvo.