Faction Brewing Co ‘The Penske File’ American Pale Ale


36297871_883575625159917_1316638420910473216_n“Faction Brewing The Penske File (5.8% ABV) is a two-hop pale brewed with Mosaic and Ekuanot.”

Glassware: Shaker.

Appearance: Golden amber with excellent transperancy. It forms a thumb of head which slowly deconstructs but still works a nice webbed lace down the walls of the glass.

Aroma: One word…..incredible! It’s marketed as an American Pale Ale but it hits the olfactory’s like a highly hopped West Coast IPA. Wave after citric wave of grapefruit juice, orange peel, pine, lemon and mandarin is sustained by a biscuity and semi sweet malt which works in unbelievably well. There’s no other way to put it….this is literally one of the best APA’s we’ve ever smelt.

Flavour: Sweet baby Jeebus the transition in to flavour is just ridiculous. It really comes on strong with grapefruit, citrus rind and orange but it’s countered by a subtle biscuit malt and a fleshy fruit like unripe mango or melon. Magnificent carry through the mid as it finishes on a rather dry, bitter and grassy note that shows good legs on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Perfect. Creamy but nicely lifted by the co2. 5.8% ABV is very well disguised. 40 IBU….. Also really well affixed.

Overall: Probably one of the best APA’s we’ve ever drunk. How the bloody hell do they do it?! We’ll give one piece of parting advice….if you see this on the shelves do your taste buds a solid and bag it instantly because it is mind blowing!