Brew Review: Hop, Skip & Juice - Hazy Pale Ale by Vocation Brewery x Manchester Marble Brewery
Exceedingly drinkable, this collaboration between Vocation Brewery and Manchester Marble Brewery, exclusive to Tesco and priced at £3.00, which is an absolute steal for a beer of this quality. Worth a trip to Tesco just to pick up a few!
Appearance: This unpasteurised and unfiltered beer produces a frothy white head on pouring, a cloudy, straw coloured body and a pleasing amount of sediment swirling around.
Aroma: Punchy, with hints of mango, pineapple and grapefruit to its aroma and taste.
Taste: Fruitier than hoppy, packing in the kind of flavours I had hoped for and expected for a hazy pale ale, with slight bitter aftertaste. More pineapple and juicy flavours coming through and packing a punch.
Water, Malted Barley, Oats, Wheat, Hops, Yeast
Malt: Extra Pale, Oats, Wheat
Hops: Citra BBC & Simcoe
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full tasting whilst in the mouth, giving that pleasant burn at the back of the throat. There isn’t a whole load of carbonation, but personally I prefer this and find it better for it, although other batches will vary in this.
Overall: Although a 5.7% abv beer, the taste of alcohol is not strong, making this a very refreshing and tasty drink, perfect for a summer evening and definitely one to revisit. A 440ml can exclusive to Tesco, although also available directly from Vocation, costing £3.00 and worth every penny. Highly recommend!
About Vocation Brewery
Based in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and established in 2015, Vocation Brewery creates a selection of beers, ranging from Stouts and Pale Ales to Pilsners. They also currently operate two taprooms, one in Hebden Bridge and the other in Leeds.
About Manchester Marble Brewery
Brewing in Manchester since 1997, and in 2019 moving to new, state-of-the-art facilities, Marble Brewery currently operates two pubs in Manchester and one taproom in Salford, where you’re able to enjoy the range of beers they produce, from IPAs to Porters.