One of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks is iced tea. I have my iced tea straight and unsweetened. So, when I saw this beer originally at ACBF, I was very excited to try it. Let’s see if it is as good as I remember it.
Style: English Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In making our signature pale ale we knew we wanted to do something different. We needed something that stood out, complimented the subtlety of our pale ale, and said we will a pale ale like no other – whole leaf tea was the perfect ingredient. We use whole leaf black tea to add a subtle tea flavor and aroma. A refreshing and dry mouth feel give this beer a smooth finish & a unique bitterness. An incredible amount of tea goes into this beer so much so our brewers have a tough time getting the whole leaf tea out when done (picture the tea party men tossing chests of tea overboard). We named it ParTea Pale Ale because the flavors seen to dance on your tongue and they party all night. Looking for a Pale Ale with something more? Look no further.”
Random: I’m onto the Napa episode of “Drinking Made Easy.” Not surprisingly, they’re at a vineyard.
This beer poured with a one finger white head. It was quick to dissipate with no lacing left on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark orange color with no carbonation visible. The nose was mild with orange and black tea and some hops. The taste was on the light side too. There was black tea with a touch of orange. Caramel malt came through as well with some light, grassy hops too. The body was medium thickness with high carbonation. It had a relatively long finish with black tea and caramel malt. I really liked that this was a different take on the usual pale ale and I would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0