STAGGERINGLY GOOD PALEALEONTOLOGYJanuary 22, 2017
Portsmouth Hampshire, United Kingdom Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.8%
This first incarnation in the PaleAleontology series of pale ales features Mosaic and Wai-Iti hops.
The theme of this brewery is dinosaurs, but, judging from this beer, they are not living in the past. PaleAleontology is a very quaffable pale ale bursting with Wai-Iti and Mosaic hops. These develop a big welcoming, floral aroma of mango, apricot and pine, and the same fruity flavors then waft along the taste buds, providing bags of hop character without excessive bitterness. Behind it all sits a delicate and moreish silky malt note, just faintly suggestive of caramel. Fruit lingers for quite a while in the drying, eventually bitter finish, but piney hops have the final say.Jeff Evans is author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide, The Book of Beer Knowledge, Beer Lover's Britain and So You Want to Be a Beer Expert? More of his writing can be found at insidebeer.com.
This 4.8% beer is a mouthful in every way. Brewed in Portsmouth, southern England, with grains pale and crystal and the hops Wai-Iti and Mosaic. It’s bottle-conditioned with a complex blend of spicy hops with a hint of cumin and a freshly baked bread note from the malt on the aroma. The spicy, hoppy palate is balanced by chewy, nutty grain and a herbal note. The finish is dry with notes of cumin, nutty grain and bitter, herbal hops.Roger Protz is the author of 300 Beers to Try Before You Die and 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die. Respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and protzonbeer.co.uk.