Spawned by freewheeling Californian hopheads, American Pale Ale is the red-headed stepchild of the classic IPA. Big and extroverted with plenty of bitterness, a great APA shows off some fruit on the nose and the kind of earthy, herbaceous complexity Pinot Noir buffs drone on about when they corner you at a fundraiser. Anyway, we had a thumb through the Tuatara atlas and discovered that kiwis are New World too. So we reckon it’s time a New Zealand APA pulled on its Dockers, flashed its Blackberry and generally talked louder than anyone else in the bar. Here it is.
ABV: 5.8 %