Beer review — Gage Roads and Cascade

Gage Roads Atomic Pale Ale 330ml 6-pack $17.99
Gage Roads’ interpretation of the American Pale Ale style sits in about the middle of the spectrum – not as opulently malty and in-your-face hoppy as some. But it’s generously flavoured and the citrus-like aroma and tang associated with dry hopping separates it from other styles.

Cascade Stout 375ml 6-pack$14.99
It’s been a long time between drinks, but how wonderful to catch up again with this old friend. At 5.8 per cent alcohol, inky black and with warming, sweet rich chocolate-like flavour, it’s clearly brewed for a cold Tasmanian night. Just the right amount of hops freshens and dries out the finish.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2010

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