This Fruity Pale Ale, infused with kiwifruit and lime, has bright, vibrant hop aromas, coupled with a juicy, silky mouthfeel that pays homage to the New England IPA style. We’ve crammed it with aroma hops Citra and Amarillo, dry hopped with New Zealand’s finest – Pacific Jade and Motueka – and infused it with kiwifruit plus a dash of lime. Everything’s gone (just a little) green.
Short description: hazy, silky, fruity
Style: Fruit Pale Ale
Hop: Citra, Amarillo, Pacific Jade and Motueka
Malt: two-row Irish malt, oats, wheat.
Strength: 5% ABV
Bitterness: 39 IBUs
Colour/appearance: brewed with oats and wheat, this unfiltered beer is hazy in the glass with a white foamy head.
Aroma: fruity, with some lime notes. The fruit aromas open up more as the beer warms.
Flavour: juicy sweetness from aroma hops, balanced by soft acidity from the fruit. It’s a smooth and juicy drop.
Aftertaste: soft fruity acidity on the palate.
The acidity of the fruit in this beer makes it an idea pairing with a potato dish. A pile of boxty pancakes, served with smoked salmon would work well, the juicy flavours of the beer cutting through the smoky fish and brightening the potato pancakes. In a similar vein, a bowl of steaming colcannon, flecked with curly kale and scallions, would work well with a glass of Neon Velvet. Fish chowder is a perfect match, as the beer will cut through the creamy soup and complement the sweetness of the fish. A chunk of good Irish farmhouse cheddar will play off the fruit flavours in both elements of the pairing.
Launch Date: February 2018.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: CANS, bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)
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