Mismatch Brewing Hazy Pale Ale

Style
Hazy Pale Ale
ABV
4.5%
Bitterness
20 IBU

It's getting close to two years now since we figured hazy pales were set to have their time in the sun – dedicating a feature and blind tasting to the emerging style – and, as summer 2022/23 approaches, they're appearing in ever more brewers' lineups. Joining the party here are Mismatch, with the SA brewers pitching theirs as an "everyday version" of their AIBA gold medal-winning Imperial NEIPA – one featuring no less than seven hop varieties from the US and Europe as well as plenty of oats and wheat for the haze.

You know the drill by now and here you have: hazy yellow orange appearance – check; fluffy white head – check; aromas like the fruit crème from inside an after dinner choc or tropical sorbet whipped through vanilla ice cream – check. Once it hits your mouth, however, things become rather more aggressive than is typical for style. If anything, the grippy bitterness that kicks in early and carries on swinging like an old school IPA is more potent than in said Imperial NEIPA. A wolf in sheep’s clothing if ever there was.

James Smith

Published November 4, 2022

Name
Mismatch Brewing Co
Address

Lot 100 Chambers Road
Hay Valley
SA 5252

Phone
0412 398 046
Open Hours

Thurs to Sun: 11am to 6pm

Tours

Sat and Sun: 11am and 2pm (or on request)

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