One for the summer sunshine to enjoy by the edge of the pool (in speedos…obviously), this take on a pacific ale by Thunder Road is perfectly sessionable.
The Good: If you’re a fan of the hugely popular Pacific Ale style brought into vogue by the chaps at Stone & Wood, then you’ll likely enjoy this cheerful quencher by the good folks at Thunder Road. Barely a bittering hop in site when they pulled this one together, but it works. Only 1.1 standard by the Australian measure, which is welcome from a sessionability perspective. I’d be surprised if there isn’t a decent whack of Galaxy in this brew.
The Bad: Nothing to complain about with this one for me, other than to say it could be a little more interesting. That said, I’m 100% certain they achieved what they set out to with this one.
Enjoyment: Quite liked this one. Thought that they’ve basically set out to replicate an existing beer, but I really don’t mind that, it’s a good beer on it’s own merit. This strikes as one that’d be even better on tap, by the pint. Might just make a trip to tap room for a fresh one some day to sample for myself (and young Paddy of course!).