“Upfront you’ll get a massive hit of clean citrus…lingering spice makes a brief appearance before the smooth, oath body steals the show. It’s paperwork you’ll enjoy.”
Appearance: Hazy golden orange with a tightly packed head on top. It slowly reduced but held on long enough to weave a fine lace down the glass.
Aroma: Absolutely reeks of citrus, sappy pine resin, herbals and peppery spice. The citrus characters really open up and provide a zesty mix of mild pithy rind, tangy orange and tangerine, ruby grapefruit and candied lemon. Loving how the spicy and resinous pine is intertwined through. Gorgeous malt profile on it too – really dry and doughy. Very nice way to kick things off.
Flavour: Again, citrus takes centre stage with an array of different characters – zesty, pithy rind and grapefruit, slightly sweeter orange, tangerine and candied lemon. Herbal spice, pine resin, grassy hops also getting amongst it. The malt hints more at smooth oats and crusty bread as it finishes dry, grassy, herbal and resinous. Good legs on it too.
Mouthfeel: Smooth yet dry and well rounded. Medium body and Co2. 5.4% ABV we like… slightly lifted for the style but adds a bit of grunt.
Overall: The hype is officially real folks. MC can now create a buzz over a plain old Pale Ale! Mark our words these guys are going to the top. Let’s hope they swat away the offers of big bucks and stay indy. Kudos.