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#1 DJR

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:53 AM

Just saw this pop up on a DM email

 

https://www.danmurph...O&rid=838015245

 

So it looks like Yak Ales are dipping their toes in the "Pacific Ale" game, after the court trial between Thunder Road and Stone and Wood was resolved, with Pacific Ale being known as a style rather than an S&W trademark (http://www.brewsnews...cific-ale-case/).

 

I might put it on the request list for father's day and see if it's any good. If its anything like S&W pacific it is at least cheaper than S&W prices....

 

which reminds me i have an american wheat fermenting at the moment with loads of galaxy, ella and citra dry hopping :)

Wonder how many other breweries are going to launch Pacific Ales...


Edited by DJR, 01 September 2016 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:56 AM

Low bitterness. 4.2%

Craftwashed.

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:57 AM

Hahaha, "Wild"
At a whole 15 IBU...



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 12:32 PM

So it looks like Yak Ales are dipping their toes in the "Pacific Ale" game, after the court trial between Thunder Road and Stone and Wood was resolved, with Pacific Ale being known as a style rather than an S&W trademark (http://www.brewsnews...cific-ale-case/).

They actually have had the name Wild Yak Pacific Ale since before the trial wrapped up, it was at GABS this year (May). Apparently they already had rights to use the term Pacific Ale through their pacific beverages brand.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:03 PM

Low bitterness. 4.2%

Craftwashed.

 

Hahaha, "Wild"
At a whole 15 IBU...

 

S&W pacific ale is only 4.4% and how many IBU's do you reckon it is ? I'd guess no more than 20. They're just putting out their own take on the style


Edited by DJR, 01 September 2016 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:17 PM

I believe Pacific Ale is 25IBU?
Half of the clones out there are 15IBU, the other half are around 25IBU
But "Wild" seems like a bit of a misnomer for very tame stats like that



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:24 PM

They should just call it AFAHMAEP and be done with it

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:10 PM

I believe Pacific Ale is 25IBU?
Half of the clones out there are 15IBU, the other half are around 25IBU
But "Wild" seems like a bit of a misnomer for very tame stats like that

Just had confirmation from a former S&W brewer, it's 25 IBU



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:31 PM

I assume the 'Pacific Ale' thing is a nod the those famous hop and malt producers of the pacific region like Germany, America and the Czech Republic.



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Maybe they're all using Chinese Hops?

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:45 PM

Just had confirmation from a former S&W brewer, it's 25 IBU


Slakyak

Edited by LAGERFRENZY, 02 September 2016 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:54 AM

I noticed this on tap at a pub in town last week and thought I'd give it a go, so I bought a schooner.

 

Wish I'd got a middy

 

Horrible.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

Yeah, had it on the weekend at a mate's. Meh. Don't know where the hops were meant to be, all i got was a very light ale with not much hopping and only a mild malt backbone.

 

To be fair I had just had a Fixation IPA beforehand :D (now that's a good beer)


Edited by DJR, 04 September 2016 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

I had a Wild Yak this afternoon and really enjoyed it. I've actually come across this thread while searching for a clone. :)

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

Wild Yak I dont dig

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:07 PM

Not balanced at all, just meh! grab something with a bit of balls either way(malt/hop).



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

Each new Yak is worse than the last.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

I had a Wild Yak this afternoon and really enjoyed it. I've actually come across this thread while searching for a clone. :)

Sank a few at an RSL in QLD when I was on holiday in November. Very quaffable in hot weather and in a pub setting where I just want a few schooners to accompany Queen of the Nile or "Where's the Gold", it's as inoffensive as other "craft washed" ales such as Kosiusko, Cricketers Arms etc. and more drinkable than Carlton Draught or XXXX heavy.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

My brother in law is obsessed with this beer at the moment, he loves stone and wood pacific ale too and thought this was a cheaper alternative. Last weekend at a pub serving both we did a comparison, you should have seen his face drop when trying them side by side.