We’ve had Moon Dog brews in our beer boxes before and, with their reputation for unusual brewing techniques and ingredients, and their mad label designs and names, they are generally a hit. Don’t be fooled by all the nuttiness though. These guys make serious beers, seriously well. With this pale ale, they’ve ventured from the fringes right into the most densely populated section of the craft beer market. But they’ve done so with their signature wild style and skill – starting with what appears to be some kind of outlaw lemur on a neon orange background on the label. Make of that what you will. The brew itself features a classic Cascade hop character and we’re loving the range of aromas, starting with dank, woody, and spicy tones before giving way to a twang of rich peach, pineapple and orange. With a caramel malt flavour and a resinous bitterness to finish, this is a pale ale with a touch of the dark side in it.