Curious Parrot

Brewmaster’s Notes

A version of an American golden ale that I found while on vacation with my brother in Hawaii. We drank a lot of it and I was upset when I had to leave and wouldn’t be able to get any more, so I brewed my own! I think this is close to a perfect summer ale with fairly low bitterness but very solid American aroma hopping to keep the hop heads (somewhat) satisfied. You can never satisfy all hop heads!!!

This is why we sometimes let our brewmaster out of the brewery! While on vacation he came across this distinctive style of golden ale brewed with loads of aroma hops for a strong pine/citrus scent but without the excessive bitterness of West Coast IPA’s. A bright white head on a burnished golden body makes this beer a thing of elegant beauty. Curious indeed.

Tasting Notes: Grapefruit/piney aroma and light pale malt palate with some graininess and lingering medium/dry hop finish
Appearance: Deep gold with bright white head
Aroma: Grapefruit citrus hop with some resinous pine notes
Body: Low
Serving Suggestions: Grilled meats, chicken sandwiches, Thai curries, medium cow’s milk cheeses

Hops Variety: US Cascade
Malt Variety: Pale, Munich, Chocolate
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 35
Glassware: Shaker Pint
Style: North American Golden Ale
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C