Pirate Life is celebrating International IPA Day 2021 with a bold imperial featuring ingredients from either side of the Tasman. Much like their flagship IIPA, hops are central here, with characterful New Zealand varieties and a pair of Aussie strains blending well – not nearly as much ‘ribbing’ as one might expect. Pale malted barley from Geelong forms the base, while specialty grains from NZ’s Gladfield Malt add layers of complexity. It’s a suitable chassis and one needed to withstand the barrage of hops. It pours autumn orange with an attractive froth. Expect aromas of tinned fruit salad and blackcurrant juice. To drink, it’s malty and bitter, with notes of candied nectarine and an abundance of Trans-Tasman charm. Pair with lamb chops and a lively anecdote.
Adelaide deserves to be famous for more than churches and an iced coffee fetish. Sunshine, great food, better wine and famous festivals; it was the obvious choice for Pirate Life. Adelaide might have funny tasting water, but that doesn’t stop them from making a darn good brew.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pirate Life choose cans over bottle because:
1. Cans no longer have that metallic taste, thanks to internal coating. Think of it as a mini keg.
2. Cans are more portable and durable.
3. They take far less energy to recycle than bottles.
4. They chill faster!