Brew Review – MegaMix Pale Ale by MIA Brewing @miabeerco

Doral’s MIA Brewing is finally canning. Yes, they’re a young brewery, but if you know anything about what they’re up to, this doesn’t come as a surprise. And yes, I know the brewing and canning is actually taking place at BrewHub in Lakeland, but it’s still quintessentially MIA.

One of those things that make their beers so unmistakeable is their distinct visual style. I’m not sure who does their art direction, but anything that MIA does carries that look. Of the 4 cans that have been released, none are more stereotypical than MegaMix (Pale Ale, 6% ABV, 58 IBU).

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Nice and bright and colorful and pretty indicative of the flavor of this flavorful and peppy beer. As a pale ale, it’s remarkably soft and only slightly hoppy. Instead of bitterness, the qualities of the Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra hops used in the beer tend to come out as a moderate citric fruitiness. It’s pretty juicy, and it’s a wonder no oranges were used in its making. It sure tastes like it.

Color? Standard pale ale straw-ish. Malt? Light, you have to hunt around in the background for some.

Flavor? Really good and immensely refreshing.

Availability? Much better now, thanks to the canning. Everyone can say thank you to MIA and BrewHub for that.

Drink Florida Craft,
Dave
@floridabeerblog
floridabeerblog@gmail.com
floridacraftbeerday.com

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