Mountain Culture ‘Status Quo’ New England Pale Ale


90907083_1337363613114447_814630578790858752_o“Mountain Culture Status QuoStatus Quo is a New England Pale Ale. Made for hop lovers with massive late and dry hop additions, it’s full flavoured and more tropical than the Hawaiian ukulele orchestra.”

Glassware: Shaker.

Appearance: Light pastel orange and hazy AF! It doesn’t produce much head yet it still manages to weave a decent lace down the glass.

Aroma: Dead set juice bomb. We get strong wafts as it sits idle on the table. Almost every sweet tropical fruit you can imagine – pineapple, mango, passion fruit, guava, lychee, peach, melon, papaya…we could go on all day. It’s got that subtle hint of frosty fruit/concentrated juice and peppery herbal spice. They’ve hit the nail on the head here!

Flavour: It opens with a rush of tropical fruit – mango, pineapple, guava, passion fruit etc (see aroma) interwoven with soft peppery spice and herbs i.e aniseed and basil. It hits a well tempered citrusy note through the middle moving in to a dry pithy finish with grassy/herbal spiciness going the distance.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, soft and well rounded but with more than enough body to hold it up. The 5.6% ABV is genius…not too little not too much.

Overall: Probably the best we’ve had from MC so far. The double red IPA was a corker but this is on another level and one of the main things is the balance, everything is in tune. Plus it’s freaking delicious!