Not to be confused with the American, Dry Dock Breakwater pale, this comes from Western Australia’s Gage Road Brewery. I’m a big fan of their Atomic Pale Ale and so was looking forward slaking my thirst with their new edition.
For a dry-hopped ale I was expecting a bit more bite. There’s a slight aroma of elderflower, and this flows over into the taste. There’s a hint of Wax Jambu there too ……….. in other words, not much taste at all. It might make a refreshing summer throw-down but not up to the giddy heights of the Atomic.
Perhaps it’s not a good idea to put the word ‘water’ into the name of a beer …… ‘Adam’s Ale’ might have been more fitting.
Here’s The Doors with, ‘Break On Through’ …………