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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 135: Atomic Pale Ale
You thought I'd given up on beer? You don't know me very well.

Gage Roads Atomic Pale

Pours a deep, clear golden colour with carbonation visible. The head is white and slowly fades away to a thin lace.

First Sip: Mild malty taste with a slight caramel in the background. Small amount of hops that lasts a long, long, long time on the back of the tongue. Small amount of carbonation tingle on the tongue. Mouth feel is a little thin.

This is nice. All the flavours are nice and mild, nothing stands out - except for the long lasting hops at the end. But even that is nice and mild. It's not great, but not bad. It's... nice. I would happily drink this while waiting for meat to smoke. It certainly goes well with a nice King Island Blue cheese.

Atomic Pale Ale
Gage Roads Brewing Co. (Flash alert)
4.7% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Gage Roads Atomic Pale

Same Again, Sir? Nice!

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Name like that, you'd expect something more robust wouldn't you...

Considering their early involvement in nuclear weapons, Coors could justify a name such as what this beer uses. But I think that Den would still prefer this one.

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I would drink it, even if it gave off a soft blue glow.

Under "The Rules" of my quest one day I will have to try and review the mass market brews, including Coors - glowing or not.

..and now I'm trying to think of a way of making a beer that glows, without Chenkov radiation.
[alcohol tends to break down luminase, so not that either].

From this site:
"Tonic water glows very brightly when exposed to black light and is great for edible projects. Fluorescent dye is another option for a bright effect under a black light. You can extract non-toxic fluorescent dye from a highlighter pen to make glowing water."

The highlighter bit I've seen, and is interesting if not quite the blue shade desired. But maybe blue highlighter would work.

===|==============/ Level Head

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