HAWG – 0.5% American Pale Ale – 440ml
Overview: HAWG is a contemporary version of the timeless American Pale Ale, meticulously produced for those who crave the intense, flavor-packed days of early craft beer. This 0.5% ABV ale comes in a generous 440ml serving, offering a bold yet approachable taste experience.
Brewing Philosophy: Derived from a passion for rich, compelling flavors, HAWG represents a return to the origins of craft beer. It’s tailored for enthusiasts who long for the days when each sip offered a revelation, a departure from the increasingly prevalent trends towards juicier, hazier, and sweeter beers.
Taste Profile: HAWG is a symphony of flavors, boasting a robust blend of six New World hops. Each sip delivers a burst of pithy pink grapefruit, intertwined with the lush tropical tones of mango and guava. This fruity extravagance is perfectly balanced by a spicy, peppery finish that lingers pleasantly on the palate. The beer’s spicy and zesty character is supported by a solid malt backbone, ensuring a well-rounded, satisfying drink.
Style and Serving: This American Pale Ale is both easy to drink and thirst-quenching, yet it doesn’t compromise on boldness. It’s perfect for those who appreciate a beer with character and depth. Ideal for casual sipping or as a companion to spicy and bold-flavored foods.
Nostalgic Appeal: HAWG is more than just a beer; it’s a nod to a bygone era of craft brewing. It invites you to relive the early 2000s – a time of audacious style choices symbolized by Von Dutch trucker hats and Ed Hardy shirts. So, grab a can, take a trip down memory lane, and let’s raise a toast to the days of planking and pioneering beer flavors.
Enjoy responsibly and dive into the rich tapestry of flavors that HAWG has to offer.
Tasting Notes for HAWG – 0.5% American Pale Ale
- Appearance: A clear, golden hue with a frothy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving delicate lacing on the glass.
- Aroma: A vibrant bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits, notably pink grapefruit, mango, and guava. Underlying hints of pine and fresh herbs add complexity.
- Flavour: A bold yet harmonious blend of fruitiness and spiciness. The initial taste is dominated by pink grapefruit, with sweet mango and guava notes following closely. The mid-palate introduces a subtle malt sweetness, providing balance to the hop bitterness.
- Finish: A lingering spicy and peppery finish that adds depth and warmth, encouraging another sip.
- Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Despite its bold flavors, it remains remarkably easy to drink.
- Overall Impression: HAWG is a well-crafted ale that pays homage to the classic American Pale Ale style, offering a complex yet approachable flavor profile. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking a beer with depth and character without the heaviness of higher alcohol content.
About Mash Gang
Introducing Mash Gang: Unleashing the Spirit of Friendship Through Exceptional NOLO Beers
At Mash Gang, we’re more than just a brewery – we’re a story of camaraderie, creativity, and a shared passion for brewing. Born from a group of friends seeking connection during the first lockdown, we’ve embraced the spirit of adventure and pushed the boundaries of NOLO (non-alcoholic and low-alcohol) beer crafting.
Our journey began with humble beginnings, experimenting in our homes to create unique and flavorful brews. As word spread and demand grew, we rapidly expanded our range, curating a collection of nine distinctive beers in just three months. The support from our incredible community has propelled us from a casual hobby to a thriving business.
Mash Gang is committed to delivering high-quality, artisanal NOLO beers that surprise and delight with every sip. Our diverse range caters to every palate, from the crisp, refreshing lagers for a leisurely afternoon to the rich, full-bodied stouts perfect for a cozy night in.
When you choose Mash Gang, you’re not only savoring a delicious brew – you’re joining a community of beer lovers who appreciate the story behind every bottle. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain dedicated to our roots: a group of friends united by a love for brewing and a desire to share our creations with the world.