New Growth = 6/10
Spicy and pine flavours are the order of the day. That's it. It reminded me of nasturtium. There is a little cracker and white bread malts. This brew is quite bitter and peppery. I found it a little bitter for a pale ale, but it is suitable for our PNW desires.
Alcohol Content 0 5%ABV
Value +1 (worth the price)
Appearance +1 (nice label art)
Glassware: Whatever you got. Just as long as it is clean, right Brian?
Food Pairings: This is quite difficult to pair as it is very piney and bitter. Might be nice to counter with mango sweetness and fatty shrimp. Go for the uber-bitter-party with an arugula salad with blue cheese.
Cellar: Might be interesting because Newport has a good beta hop content, but malt complexity is lacking.