This one is for the hop heads. Pirate Life are the new kids on the craft beer block and they are doing it in style. Throwback is like a Mountain Goat Summer Ale turned up to 11. Big fruity hop presence, big bitterness and only 3.5% which means you can do it again.
This beer has great citrus fruit aromas but unlike the Throwback, the Small Ale is more subdued in its bitterness with a touch of caramel malt backbone. It also has come in a cool can where the ring pull takes off the whole top of the can, turning it into a great drinking vessel.
Love your hops?
Craft beer is hitting peak hop. Lip-puckering, teeth-sucking Double IPAs and their ilke are crowding out mellower offerings as brewers one-up each other in IBUs (International Bitterness Units) to prove who is the hoppiest of them all. And beer lovers are voting with their dollars and buying up the heavily-hopped stuff as fast as breweries can bottle it.