TO ØL ‘southern frontier’ American pale ale


imageThis takes us to our 3rd review from this brewery and we’d have to say we are becoming real fans.

Served in a shaker glass the amber orange pour boasts gorgeous copper hues with good clarity. On top is a tight 1 inch head that is persisting, leaving random lacing down the glass. Straight away the aroma uncovers bitter, herbal and fruity hops. Plenty going on here. Grapefruit, pine, spruce, orange peel, resins, passion fruit, peach and grain. Brilliant aroma. Mouthfeel is quite dry and frothy with medium-high carbonation and an IBU level up around the 80’s. Medium body. Upfront the bitterness takes over the taste buds and follows through with big citric helpings of grapefruit and orange peel. The saliva sucking bitterness moves forward through the mid-palate and once again reunites with hints of grapefruit and pine for a dry, citric finish. Good length. 6% ABV kicks along but is never over presented. A little unbalanced but that’s to be expected with big APA’s. We really liked this, it’s a big, citric and bitter APA with plenty of character. Very nice.