“Brewed in conjunction with local climber Tom O’Halloran and named after the climb he bolted only a 50-minute walk for the brewery, this session ale is full of tropical, Australian hops and a surprising maltiness for its ABV. It’s as easy drinking as water in the desert.”
Appearance: Light pale golden complexion with a loosely packed head atop. Steady reduction…settling to a fine film with reasonable lace on the glass.
Aroma: Very delicate hints of citrus and tropical fruits with subtle pine resin and orange rind. The malt bill is super clean, dry and biscuity, sits back just enough to let the hops do the talking. Not a lot else happening really but it ain’t bad for a middy.
Flavour: Good body for its size. It opens with a rush of pine and citrus with some very mild herbals thrown in. Again just a very light and clean malt bill to carry the hop bitterness through to the crisp and well balanced finish. Length is pretty decent as well.
Mouthfeel: Very approachable. Light-moderate body, smooth crisp texture, well rounded. Vibrant Co2. Holds up well for 3.5% ABV.
Overall: Not a lot to say other than it’s clean, uber sessional and has enough to chew on. Not a bad shout if you’re designated driver!