#195 Mike’s – APA

Mike's APAName: APA
Brewery: Mike’s Organic Brewery (Taranaki, New Zealand)
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.6%
Source: Galbraith’s Ales

WARNING: What you are about to read will make you very, very jealous.

On Sunday night I went with my friends to Galbraith’s (jealous yet?), to drink beers, eat chips, and play Pass the Pigs.

Pass the Pigs! Remember how fun that game was? No because you were six when you last played it? Well, I can tell you right now it is still an absolute scream, especially when you’re a high risk player like me and won’t stop until you get just one more Leaning Jowler.

Anyway, whatever it was fun.

Also really excellent was this Mikes APA that I had – truly bold, punchy and bursting with citrus/piney American hops. It had a nice caramelly malt underlay, but the finish was definitely hop-dominated and really bitter – perhaps a touch too bitter for me, but true to the style.

They also had Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black and Invercargill Boysenbeery on tap, which I actually mixed together to make a Blackbeery (clever eh?). The result was underwhelming, but the sticky mess that I made doing it was good for helping the pigs to balance on their jowls. (See photo for evidence.)


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Published in: on February 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Boysenbeery and Renaissance Craftsman, 3/4s Craftsman 1/4 Boysenbeery is the best bend i’ve had so far.


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