Not only is Orange known for it’s world class wines, we can now add a burgeoning craft beer brewery to the area as well. Served in a shaker glass the cloudy straw-golden pour manages to construct a 1 finger head which reduces quite quickly and eventually settles to a fine layer on tap. Laced poorly. As this pale ale is inspired by the English style the aroma has swapped the usual fruit-forward hops for the more biscuity and earthy Goldings hops offering up delicate wafts of cereal grains, corn, malty sweet, peach and mild citrus. Very lagery. In the mouth it’s a little thin with mild-moderate carbonation. Very light on, making this a perfect summer session beer. But, the problem that usually ensues with this is that flavour usually takes a back seat, and unfortunately this is the case here. Upfront there is a slight malty sweetness that is coming off a little metallic and chemically. This off-putting combo is hard to get over but a slight hint of earthy hops and bready malts through the mid are followed by a crisp, slightly herbal finish. Average length. 4.6% ABV is on the lower end of the scale but most English ales are, so we guess it is true to style. We just thought it’s a little one dimensional and seriously under-hopped. Not a memorable one but it would be easy to smash a dozen of these on a warm afternoon. That’s about it.