There is a flavour intensity to our DDH Pales, this one hopped with hand selected Rakau and Waimea, that we find affirming, yet also relaxing. A beer not confined, by strength and good judgement, to the shortest of measures, instead a beer for long and lingering pauses. One such pause during our hop selection trip was the ferry from Picton — hours along the sounds, and across the sea.
Aroma & Flavour: Light herbal notes and pine lead into flavours of ripe apricot and lemon meringue
Body: Medium-bodied and silky, with a lighter shirt finish
Aftertaste: Lingering resinous notes accompany a light peppery bitterness