ABV | 4.1%
STYLE | American Pale Ale (APA), is a second generation beer, inspired by the traditional English Pale Ale, it built on this beer using local ingredients such as rye and floral hops which steer the flavours away from the earthy English counterpart to a citrus and tropical stone fruit flavours found in North American hops.
BACKGROUND | Co-founders Fredrik, Andreas and Steve brewed mainly this style when home brewing in their shared house. It was only fitting that this and Larger be the beers that we launched 40FT with. The Ä is a tip of the cap to our founding Swedish brothers Fredrik & Andreas.
TASTING NOTES | Although APA’s are known mainly for the hops, we wanted to celebrate our malt also. We use premium British malts from Simpsons Malt and the backbone of this beer is Golden Promise but we use Cara malt for a golden hue and rye for its biscuit quality. The hops in this beer have varied mainly due to hop supply. We started with Mosaic as the dominant hop but moved to Rakau when that supply ran short. We now use both of these alongside Sovereign, Target and Cascade which are all added in the boil, whirlpool and dry hop for full hop aroma and finish. At 4.1% we want this beer to be a full flavoured sessionable APA.