Sunday Road ‘Blackwoods’ American Pale Ale


76776612_1226639054186904_1854445704500477952_o“Blackwoods Pale – Blackwoods beach is a hidden stretch of sand and a local favourite. ┬áLike the beach our Pale Ale is worth seeking out. ┬áThis beer is all about the ingredients. By using heritage malts, and multiple hop additions throughout the brewing process, we’ve created a beer with the perfect balance of flavour, bitterness, ABV and drinkability.”

Glassware: Shaker.

Appearance: Bold amber with full transparency. It forms a big and frothy three finger head which holds together nicely. A smattering of lace is left in its wake.

Aroma: Quite malt-driven…sweet and at times toasty malt provides a lovely backdrop for the tropical fruity hops to work off of. A little nutty with hints of floral honey, lemon and burnt orange also coming through. Really well rounded with plenty of depth.

Flavour: Keeping with its character of dominant malt sweetness, toasty, nutty caramels, delicate florals and tropical fruity hops. The mild bitterness kicks in around the mid palate to balance it out but also to dry up the finish alongside toasted nutty malts and subtle dank resins.

Mouthfeel: Holds a nice weight with smooth texture and a reasonable bitterness (33 IBU). Lands at 5.2% ABV which is slightly lifted for the style but the booze is well hidden.

Overall: A ripper of a pale ale – well structured and full flavoured. Excellent depth and overall balance as well. This is our first crack at Sunday Road (which is pretty slack considering they’re our most recently opened local brewery!). Impressive way to kick off proceedings.