In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second beer in the last few days from Natty Greene’s Brewing. It is their flagship beer, which is Southern Dry-Hopped Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Red Nose Winter Ale, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this North Carolina base craft brewery. Let us get into this Pale Ale.
It has a slightly cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a heavy orange and citrus notes. The taste has a light in body with hints of citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry bitter with almost a pepper corn note. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Natty Greene’s Southern Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is all about showcasing the signature big citrus-pine flavor of Oregon-grown Cascade hops. On the malt side, it’s kept super simple to let the hops steal the show. One of Natty Greene’s top selling beers, and for good reason, the Southern Pale Ale opens with aromas of floral, citrus and pine. The palate is simple, crisp and refreshing with notes of grapefruit and bitter pale-malt. Excellent balance.
Here is a description from their website (www.nattygreenes.com):
Everything about this beer is crafted to showcase the signature big-citrus-with-just-a-hint-of-pine flavor of Oregon-grown Cascade hops. On the malt side, we keep things super simple so the hops have plenty of room to show off. Then, throughout the entire process – brewing, dry-hopping, and aging – we take special care to get everything just right, so you get a truly distinctive beer that exemplifies the best in southern craftsmanship.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I just feel that pale ales are so underrated now since the IPA’s blow up the beer market. Craft breweries are making more and more session IPA’s and forgetting there is already that beer style out there. It is pale ale. I know session IPA’s are not going away anytime soon. I am starting to see more and more pale ales entering back the market. I believe craft beer drinkers are starting to go back to traditional beer styles. This beer has a nice balance and it is different than rest of the pale ales on the market. It is pretty good beer and I respect what they did with this classic beer style. I am glad that I tried it and I will try to trade for more. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser