It used to be standard that a small brewery’s mid-strength offering was a pale ale, but that’s no longer a given. Maybe it’s because breweries are willing to embrace more different low-alcohol styles; maybe it’s because pale ales have become so popular that brewers want to toy around with the style more. Whatever the reason, many pale ales now creep up well beyond 4 percent ABV, and reasonably regularly above 6 percent ABV.
But White Brick’s holding down the fort with their mid-strength Plantation Pale Ale. Expect pleasant tropical and citrus aromas from the Amarillo hops while, with a thicker mouthfeel than you usually find in a mid-strength, the taste delivers fruit up front, a little bready malt flavour, and a clean finish.
If you ever find yourself working on a plantation, you’ll be wanting one of these.
- Mid-Strength Pale Ale
- 24 IBU