The Backpacker is autumn in a glass! we have gone for a lovely orange amber colour which resonates with the colours of the season. We have also chosen 5%ABV which we believe is needed as the colder months begin to draw in. For the hop profile of this amber we looked no further than the South Pacific, we wanted hops that would stand up to the malt character of this beer. The Australian ‘Galaxy’ hop was our choice of weapon for the flavour bomb and the New Zealand ‘Wai-Iti’ holds its own as our aroma hop. The beer ends up a well-balanced, slightly complex but very clean beer. The aroma is light stone fruit but a little sweetness also comes through on the nose. On the palate it has a smooth and very light stone fruit flavour which then gets jumped on by the malt in this beer giving you a touch of caramel sweetness. The bitterness comes through at the end but dissipates quickly giving the beer a very clean and smooth finish.