This is a distinctly New Zealand Pale Ale that delivers a nose of sweet tropical fruit and resinous pine. Citrus zest, fresh grapefruit and woody herbaceous hop flavours are well presented on a backbone of Gladfield malt with enough depth and balance to support the hop flavour without compromising session-ability.
A mid-palate with hints of orange marmalade followed by a subtle, biscuity malt sweetness, finally give way to a crisp, cleansing bitterness on the finish.
Hops: Pacific Jade, Kohatu, Pacifica & US Chinook
Malt profile: Gladfields Ale, Pilsner base with Medium Crystal, Gladiator, Biscuit and a touch of wheat.
Note:Formerly known as Hinemoa.