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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 199: Vale IPA
Vale IPA

Pours a deep, clear amber colour with a medium head. A small amount of carbonation is visible in the class.

First Sip: strong, sweet malts up front, with a little citrus. Initially very little hops, but then it builds to a long-lasting after-taste. Medium mouth-feel with a little foamy carbonation tingle on the tongue.

"First Sip" was immediately followed by First Gulp. This is a very yummy IPA. The lovely malty sweetness is strong but not too overwhelming, and the hops after-taste goes on for DAYS. I'd only bought one bottle; I won't make that mistake again. It's six packs of this from now on. It goes down very easily, and at 5.5% alc/vol it would put the wobbly boots on pretty fast. And I won't care.

Vale IPA

Vale American IPA.
McLaren Vale Brewery, SA
330ml bottle

Same again, sir? Oh yes please!

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Come visit me and I'll take you out for a Harbin Beer. If you come during the winter, we can also go to the ice festival (dress very, very warm), and if you come in the summer, we can also go explore China. Beijing is supposed to have a few good beers, too...

Oooh that sounds like a good idea!

Anytime! During my holidays would be best, especially if you want to explore. That puts it in February or August, and I expect to be here for about four years.

It could be a while - I need a job.

Sorry to hear that; I didn't know you were without right now. But yes, as long as I am in China, you are welcome. :)

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