8 Degrees Howling Gale Pale Ale 440ml can
Style: Irish Pale Ale
Malt: Irish pale malt, Carapils, Munich, Cara
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Simcoe
Strength: 4.5% ABV
Bitterness: 38 IBUs
Colour/appearance: pale golden in the glass with a white head.
Aroma: bright grapefruit and pine on the nose.
Flavour: crisp pink grapefruit and pine needles. Medium body with some biscuit malt sweetness.
Aftertaste: smooth and crisp with a gentle smack of bitterness in the finish.
Food pairings: Pale Ales are traditionally seen a great foil for spicy food – there’s a little bit of sweetness there that will cut the chilli burn – but don’t miss the chance to have Howling Gale with fish and chips (or in the batter for the fish!). It’s well worth trying with a Cashel Blue and Broccoli Gratin, the bright citrus notes act like a squeeze of lemon with smoked salmon or pair it with semi-soft, washed rind cheeses like Milleens, Durrus and Gubbeen.