Pikes Beer Company 'Merica American Pale Ale

Pikes Beer Company

Published October 20, 2017

Pikes Beer Company set off for the States for their 2017 spring seasonal, a 5.5 percent ABV American pale ale aptly named ‘Merica. Loaded to the brim with US hops Cascade, Chinook, Mosaic and – one of the Pikes brewing team's personal favourites – Eureka, with Munich, wheat and a little roasted malt joining the pale malt to add texture, colour and some biscuity flavour.

The hops create a citrus bouquet – lemon, orange and grapefruit – mixed with a dash of pine and resin in a beer that pours a clear burnt orange colour with a persistent, solid white foamy head and a sprightly carbonation that's light on the palate. While hops dominate the aroma, flavour wise the distinct grapefruit flavours are accompanied by a slight bready, biscuit character. Bitterness has been wound back, leaving ‘Merica – a beer that delivers the hop forward experience you'd expect from an APA – to finish on the sweeter side.

Matt King

American Pale Ale

NOLA Adelaide

Keg only release – just 30 of them heading across the country

Pikes Beer Company

233 Polish Hill River Road
Polish Hill River
SA 5453

(08) 8843 4370
Open Hours

10am to 4pm


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