Idaho is America’s 14th largest state and more famous for its potato crop than its hops harvest…well, that’s until now! Idaho 7TM is the first hop release from Jackson Farms located just outside the Boise, Idaho’s capital. The team at Baylands Brewing in Wellington have smashed together a beautiful mix of Idaho 7TM, Citra and Centennial hops to create this light, easy drinking hazy pale ale. Orange, tangerine and mandarin flavours dance neatly across the palate backed up by a strong pine resin finish which really appealed. At 5.8% ABV this beer still packs a decent punch so I suggest drinking the beer slowly taking time to savour those big, tropical flavours of the US.
About The Author
Mark Gower ‘aka Crafty Mark’ had his passion for beer ignited with selection to the New World Beer and Cider Awards as an associate judge in 2016. Keen to share the knowledge gained at the judging table, Mark started a weekly video blog which featured on the New World Facebook page. The blogs set out to dispel some of the myths around craft beer and bring new drinkers to the category. Being selected to judge at the prestigious Malthouse WCIPA challenge in 2019 stands out as one of his favourite moments so far…it also happens to be one of his favourite styles when enjoying a cold beer with friends. Mark hopes to start brewing his own beer soon using a recently purchased 50L brew house…watch this space!
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