Penticton Harvest Honey Pale Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing (Penticton, BC, Canada)

Penticton Harvest Honey Pale Ale – The Tin Whistle Brewing Company, 5% ABV, (Penticton, BC)

On the back label:

“Cascade hopes were harvested in the middle of the night and rushed to the brewery where under a full moon and the smiling countenance of the beer gods a little brewing magic took place. The incredibly fresh hops provide an intense citrus aroma and flavour. The addition of wildflower honey brings even more flavour and bright crisp finish. Only able to be made once a year with the hop harvest, get it while you can. Don’t miss out! -Jeff Todd, Brewmaster”

  • My Rating: B
  • Why I might like it: sweet, smooth and bitter
  • Who I recommend it to: Pale ale lovers who want a twist
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek (?)
  • How much: <$7, Summer 2011

Tasting Notes: amber, smallish head, dissipating head, sticky lacing. Very apparent honey on the nose with a little bit of citrus sweetness. Medium fresh bitter hops up front mixed with some honey sweetness, and then a mild citrus crisp bitter finish. Medium length, medium complexity, med-high depth. Great smoothness and complexity of bitter, sweet, and slightly creamy.