Where have you been all my life?
This is an absolutely brilliant Pale Ale from New Zealand’s Moa Brewing Co.
It pours a deep amber with a fluffy head and smells big and fruity and fresh, with lots of passion flower and lime juice.
There’s a very nice spun sugar and brioche malt, but this is a beer for hop heads.
And boy do you get some good hop action.
The overriding flavour is fresh green gooseberries, and then there are kiwi fruit, pink grapefruit and a nice subtle tamarind hit.
All this along with a resinous woodiness that comes just before the mouth puckeringly bitter, zesty, zingy dry finish that seems to go on forever.
I think I may have just fallen for a big dead bird.
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