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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!