Review: Sweet As Pacific Ale, GoodLife Brewing

 
Sweet As Pacific Ale
GoodLife Brewing Co. — Bend, OR

Stats:
  • Style: Pale Ale
  • Bitterness: 18 IBU
  • ABV: 6%
  • Malts: NW 2-Row, White Wheat, Vienna
  • Hops: Pacifica, Galaxy
  • Sampled: 12 oz. can

Description:  Why name a beer "Sweet As"? This beer is 100% brewed with hops from the Pacific. In New Zealand, "Sweet As " can be used to describe a fishing hole, a ski run, a sunset glowing behind a mountain or a set of legs that happen to be walking in front of you. Sweet As means "Really Good." Now, let your imagination go wild and think how often you could say Sweet As to describe your GoodLife. We make this beer to say, "Cheers to all the Sweet As experiences in life."Try this beer and good luck not having another...... it's Sweet As! — GoodLife Brewing Co.

Random thoughts:  In March, GoodLife announced the release of two beers in 12 oz. cans.  I tasted and wrote about  GoodLife's Descender IPA and today I'm tasting Sweet As Pacific Ale.

The tasting: Medium gold in color, slightly hazy, with a white head that dissipates fairly slowly. Aroma of sweet tropical fruit—pineapple and mango. Flavor of grapefruit and bread along with light caramel that provides a bit of malt sweetness in the middle. Alcohol is not noticeable in aroma, but a touch is present in taste. It has a moderate level of bitterness—more than what's implied by its 18 IBU rating. Sweet As Pacific Ale is medium bodied, has a sticky resinous mouth feel, and finishes with lingering grapefruit hop bitterness.

Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this again if someone give is to me.  As a homebrewer, I'm amazed by the sheer number of new hop varieties that are released each year. Kudos to GoodLife for showcasing some of the unique hops of Australia and New Zealand.

Have you tasted GoodLife's Sweet As Pacific Ale?


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