Devil's Peak - Good Hope Pale Ale
Pale Ale from South Africa 🇿🇦
Brewed by Devil's Peak Beer Company
Salt River, Cape Town, South Africa.
A bit about the beer
Ingredients - Water, barley & wheat malt (gluten), hops & yeast
Located at the base of the famous Devils Peak mountain in Cape Town, Devil's Peak Beer Company is an award winning craft brewery from South Africa. Initially started in Somerset West by Greg Crum, it very quickly outgrew demand and in 2013 it moved to its current facility in Salt River, Cape Town.
With the new facility they were able to expand on their range of beers and started experimenting with limited edition beers also. Currently they have 3 ranges: Premium (Lager and lite), Non-Alcoholic and Expression (King's blockhouse IPA, Grapefruit IPA, Good Hope Pale Ale and First Light Golden Ale).
The beer in focus on this post comes from their Expression range, the Good Hope Pale Ale, but keep an eye out for a review on their Grapefruit IPA coming soon...
The official description for the Pale Ale is as follows - "Don’t be fooled by its light complexion. Good Hope is a technicolour dream of depth and flavour. Bursting with double dry-hopped aroma, this sessionable, light-bodied beer punches well above its weight. It’s everything you’d expect from a pale ale – plus a whole lot more."
For me, poured from a bottle, it has a light brown colour with a clear and persistent white head. It has some great fruity hop aromas including citrus fruits and tropical fruits which are nicely balanced with fine hints of roasted malts. On the taste malts are present at first, followed by the bitterness (not too much) of the notes of pine and grapefruit.
Complex enough to satisfy beer enthusiasts while also light and easy drinking to also satisfy those less refined in the appreciation of craft beer.