Against the Grain Loo-a-vuhl Pale

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Against the Grain Loo-a-vuhl Pale

Hazy Pale Ale

5.5%
25
473 mL
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Origin: Louisville, KY

Style: Hazy Pale Ale

Hops: Undisclosed

Malt: Undisclosed

Profile

When four buddies, working in a local Louisville brewery, looked out across the craft beer landscape in the 90s, they saw only a desolate land bereft of hope. Scraping together a few investors, they decided to open Louisville’s first brewer-owned operation and opened their doors in 2011. Their goal was providing an alternative to the mainstream beer - a brewery that had the gall and sheer grit to call their beer a “fart” beer. To worry less about marketing their brews as tough or iconic of manhood, and instead for their beer to be good. They started off with six main styles: Session, Hoppy, Whim, Malt, Dark, and Smoke. And while this may sound like the lineup for a goth version of Snow White, it has resulted in hundreds of popular beers emerging from their brewery. The Loo-A-Vuhl Pale is a hazy American-style pale ale. Embracing the American style of clean and hop driven flavour, this hazy version calls back to some of the European characteristics, with a maltier and more fruit driven taste. Serves well at 8°C and should be enjoyed promptly.

Look

Pours a bright golden colour with a slightly hazy body and light carbonation. A thin cap of frothy white foam pours from the can.

Smell

Very fruity aroma from this beer - a mixture of muddled tropical fruit (you can pick out the citrus) and a light, toasted bread malt for a base. A touch of earthy/flowery hop in the background.

Taste

Initial flavours are the light malt and a sweet grain mixed with honey. As it warms on the palate the tropical fruit flavours burst onto the scene, and they’re easier to tease apart than from the nose. You’ll taste mango, citrus zest, blood oranges, and papaya. The hops develop as well, showing an herbal quality tasting of black tea. Snappy flavour that finishes smooth.

Pairing

Perfect beer to pair up with Surf N’ Turf.

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