Radical Road - Stewart Brewing Ltd
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3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
500ml bottle. This brewery first approached our province last summer - strange how only now we are seeing distribution of their products. Given the label, this one appears to actually be called [Radical Road], apparently named after a road in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, so deemed as such after 19th century unionist activities in Scotland.
This beer pours a hazy, murky golden amber colour, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy dirty beige head, which slips away rather readily, leaving a bit of low headland lace around the glass.
It smells of somewhat bitter orange and watery grapefruit pith, further musty herbal notes, bready, mildly crackery pale malt, and a softly over-steeped green and black tea hybrid essence. The taste is more bitter citrus and herbal hops, biscuity caramel malt, and subtle tea shoppe essences. Simple, but genial and provocative in its appeal.
The carbonation is low-key and duly supportive, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, that so-called triple hopping having barely a say at this juncture. It finishes off-dry, sort of, as the hops now enjoy the run of the house, though do little in the way of rockstar destruction, so the malt still is allowed minimal input.
A pleasant enough pale ale on its own, with a healthy dose of seemingly new-world (hybrid?) hops, though not enough to really push this into IPA territory (an unnecessary gambit, really), as the result is drinkable all the same.
06-02-2013 03:47:24 | More by biboergosum
4.36/5 rDev +12.4%
Drank from my Ciney sniffer
A -Pours a nice cloudy mandarin colour with a two fingered off White head that retains very well and laces.
S - Heaps of tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and hopps.
T - Up front some really prominent tropical fruits and some citrus this lingers through the mid palate. The finish is smooth and a little bitter. The balance here is impressive. It has a tiny hint od a Radler to it.
M - Medium body and low carbonation. Just as it should be.
O - This is a very refreshing PA. The balance in the flavours are the stand out and I will definitely have this one again. Its not a double triple imperial IPA, and its not meant to be. It is a very well crafted and thought out brew.
03-22-2014 09:10:49 | More by eric5bellies
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
A 'triple hopped pale ale' this pours a hazy deep yellow and has a good hop start. And to really jazz things up apparently Junga hops were added during the conditioning of this beer. Although being somewhat hop forward there is also some gentle lingering sweetness too before shifting back to some decent hop grip which the relatively light body tries to support. The beer does hold up in the glass over the long haul showing some complexity but it really could do with more integration of the many positive elements here to make it tighter and firmer.
06-30-2012 21:15:39 | More by Zimbo
Radical Road from Stewart Brewing Ltd
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.