The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Monteith’s launches new hoppier Patriot American Pale Ale

Not to be confused with the Mel Gibson movie about the American Revolution, the Patriot – Monteith’s newest brew, is now available in supermarkets, liquor stores, restaurants and bars around the country.

With a fresh West Coast take on the classic American Pale Ale, the epic combination of Pacific Jade, U.S. Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy hops in the brew gives the Patriot APA a distinct international character.

Rob Marshall, Head Brewer at Monteith’s Brewing Co., explains that the innovative new brew was inspired by the evolving tastes and preferences of Kiwi beer drinkers. “Monteith’s first produced its last APA back in 2014, and the craft market in New Zealand has matured significantly over this time. Many beer drinkers are now keen to explore brews that deliver more intense flavours and aromas, especially from American hop varieties.”

“So we decided to give the people what they want and dramatically increased the level of dry hops in the Patriot APA to meet consumers’ maturing taste profiles while slightly decreasing the ABV to 5%. It really delivers on hop aroma and flavour. The Pacific Jade hops give a light balanced bitterness, while the Citra and Mosaic hops give a combination of lychee, citrus zest, ripe orange, stone fruit and mango flavours, all balanced out with tropical passionfruit, peach and citrus notes from Galaxy hops.”

“A subtle but complex blend of American Ale malt along with Gladiator, Munich and Crystal malts gives Monteith’s Patriot APA a truly cosmopolitan character – who says international diplomacy doesn’t work?” says Marshall.

The Patriot APA will replace Monteith’s American Pale Ale, and will first be available in a 6 pack and on tap.

6 x 330mL, RRP $14.99 (available now)

12 x 330mL, RRP: $25.99 (from 6th March)

30L keg (available now)