Brewed with Ekuanot, Bru-1, Meridian and Mosaic, there’s a rather nice metallic Basil flavour underpinning all the other hoppy goodness here.
It adds a steely dryness to the melon balls and lemon bonbons, marmalade, lettuce, papaya and, slightly oddly, ginseng that washes about all over your face.
Then you’ve got the solid toffee and brown sugar, honey, waffle and bagel of the malts creating a solid body that’s warm and sweet.
The finish is long and enjoyable, though it’s far more akin to the sweet and sticky fruit punch of a Double IPA than the sharp crispness of a regular Pale Ale.
More great Verdant brewing.