A Pale Ale brewed solely with Nelson Sauvin, this is a decent little Pale Ale but I was expecting a lot more.
Maybe it’s because I’m told by the label that the beer explodes with, “Tropical gooseberry flavours,” but it doesn’t that I feel a little let down.
But it leads you to believe this is going to have the hefty hopping of a big IPA and it doesn’t.
The gooseberry and green grape skins are there and are fresh, but they’re really rather subtle next to the sweet sticky brown sugar and caramel biscuit of the malting.
Couple that with that an aroma that’s delicate and gentle and, frankly, more toffee than fruit, and you’re left with a Pale Ale that while very drinkable, isn’t anywhere near what it sets out to be.