Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale is designed to be a New Zealand style pale ale. The beer pours with a light yellow body and a a medium-sized white head. The aroma is very hoppy with fruity citrus tones. The flavour is too hoppy and too bitter for my palate. The finish has the same hoppiness but does finish rather nicely with hints of kiwi and citrus. Thornbridge credits its flavour to the Nelson Sauvin hop and claims to be the first British brewer to use this hop, which is grown in New Zealand.

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