Joe da Silva—tasting notes
Joe da Silva of Oitava Colina is an APA dedicated to an immigrant neighbor returning to the neighborhood. It is a typical American Pale Ale, with American hops and a balanced bitterness with fruity and herbal notes and a bittersweet finish.
American Pale Ale (APA) is a refreshing and hoppy, ale, with enough supporting malts to guarantee drinkability. ABV ranges between 4.5 and 6,2 ABV, and bitterness goes from 30 to 50 IBUs. Hops can range from traditional to modern American hops. Appearance is pale to light amber, and flavours and aromas are hoppy with floral and fruity notes. It is lighter and cleaner than English Pale Ales, and more accesible that modern day American IPA's.