13 April 2024

Titanic Iceberg American Pale Ale (Morrisons) By @SpectreUK

Titanic Iceberg American Pale Ale

I'd say I was going with a theme tonight by having a salad with Iceberg Lettuce in it with my steak and chips, but it looks like I've got vegetables instead. This 4.1% in volume Iceberg American Pale Ale was first produced by Titanic Brewery in 1993. Heavy on the wheat, it was one of the first UK beers to use American hop varieties in its production.

The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic was a British ocean liner, owned by the White Star Line. It sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15th April 1912, after it hit an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, United States. It's one of the most famous ship accidents in history, with great loss of life, and many movies both good and bad.

Titanic Iceberg ale was produced with Maris Otter and also Pearl malted barley, as well as wheat, with Herkules and Cascade hops. There should be a citrus, zesty and floral aroma, with flavours of grapefruit and citrus bitterness from the hops. So on opening the bottle there certainly was a zesty citrus smell with a slightly floral aroma from this bright golden American Pale Ale.

Titanic's Iceberg ale started with a sharp bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit, as well as knife like citrus with underlying sweetness of malted barley trying to batter off oodles of wheatiness. This was a very refreshing Spring feeling pale ale, with lashings of citrus bitterness and sweetness of malts and wheat into the aftertaste. It was scrumptious washing down my steak and chips.

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