Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Hunky Dory Pale Ale

No, Hunky Dory Pale Ale wasn't inspired by the rad David Bowie album (to the best of my knowledge, anyway); it comes from Shelburne, Nova Scotia, a town that apparently has a reputation for dory making. Hunky Dory is lovingly crafted by the Boxing Rock Brewing Co. I enjoyed a 341mL bottle of this 5% alcohol pale ale. The ingredients list includes such additives as honey, lemon and orange zest, and green tea.

Hunky Dory is a lightly hazy golden ale that pours topped with a white head. It's mild aroma is fresh, and has sweet and bitter elements. It has a bright, vivacious flavour that isn't terribly remarkably initially, but which has a pleasing dry finish that I quite enjoyed. The finish was where the green tea was in evidence, though I wasn't really able to taste the honey.

This is another solid offering from Boxing Rock. Not as exceptional as The Vicar's Cross, but certainly a well made brew.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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