Melons to the Nth degree.
Which in itself is a great name for a beer. The Strongest Of The Strange is a cloudy Pale Ale that has a massive Gala and Watermelon flavour running throughout. And I’m not sure how.
The hops used here are Simcoe, Columbus, Chinook and Centennial, a mix that should give you tobacco and green herbs, orange marmalade and lemon sherbet, that kind of thing. And they do give you that, but bouncing about all over the top of those flavours is a massive melon thing.
And it’s a thing that I like very much.
Underneath there’s a soft but solid caramel, waffle and pancake malt and a hit of lihgtly spiced peach juice form the yeast.
And the finish?
Well, the finish is packed full of melon that’s run through by a sharp and pithy, dry bitter leafiness.