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Stadin Panimo NZ Pacifica Pale Ale


  • Brewery: Stadin Panimo
  • Country: Finland
  • Style: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.5 %
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: K-Citymarket, 3.95 euro
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Saw a couple of new Stadin Panimo beer (NZ Pacifica Pale Ale, Nugget Pale Ale and Witbier) in K-Citymarket a couple of weeks ago, and now I finally have time to try one of them. Stadin Panimo have been brewing a series of single hop pale ale for a couple of years now, and this is an extension to the series. I haven’t tried anything hopped with NZ Pacifica (at least that I know of), but the hop is known for orangey citrus notes, so it should be interesting. I have no more information on the ingredients used, but the beer should have a bitterness of 35 IBU and it has been aroma-hopped using hopback technique. Tomorrow I’m heading to Amsterdam with my girlfriend for a one-week vacation. I’m really looking forward to some time off school and work, and will hopefully be able to try some nice beers on the trip as well. Will at least try to head to De Bierkoning (unfortunately Cracked Kettle has closed), Beer Temple, ‘t Arendsnest and In de Wildeman.

[easyreview title=”Stadin Panimo NZ Pacifica Pale Ale” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer pours with a slighty hazy golden-amber color, a white-colored head that quickly collapses leaving minimal lacing along the glass.” cat1rating=”3.5″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The aroma is hoppy, with floral and fruity tones. I can’t pinpoint the exact fruits, but there is some citrus (though not much orange), peach and maybe mango? There is as a slight sweetness present as well.” cat2rating=”3.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The flavor begins with a slight caramelly sweetness, which is joined by a citrusy and fruity flavor, similar to what was present in the aroma. The flavor ends quite dry and with a slightly bitter finish. Quite light, but the flavors are well balanced. The aftertaste is plagued by a vegetable-like off flavor, that sticks to the top of the mouth.” cat3rating=”3.5″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The beer is quite light-bodied and has a medium carbonation level. The beer is refreshing, but feels a little thin.” cat4rating=”3″ summary=”A good pale ale, similar to the other beers in Stadin Panimo’s single hop series. It had some nice fruity aroma and flavors, but the strange off-flavor draws away some points. A bit light in body, but still nice for a <4.7% beer."]

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