Nomcraft Space Melon is a 5% American pale ale from Nomcraft Brewing, based in Aridagawa, in Wakayama, Japan. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether Nomcraft Space Melon is part of their regular or limited lineup, but it can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Nomcraft Space Melon is brewed using imported Huell Melon, Galaxy, and Apollo hops.
Nomcraft Space Melon Aroma and Taste
Nomcraft Space Melon poured out a slightly hazy light golden amber colour with a thin amount of white head on top that collapsed quickly on itself to a few bubbles around the side of the glass. Nomcraft Space Melon had a slight earthy and melon-like aroma to it, with a subtle dusting of lemon citrus note to it once the beer had warmed up. Alongside the hoppy nose, Nomcraft Space Melon also possessed a faint pilsner like quality to the sweetness, though it fleeted fast.
While Nomcraft Space Melon is styled as a hoppy pale ale, the bitterness was not as strong as I expected it to be. Sure, there was the same earthy, melon quality to the body as was in the nose, but I was expecting a good smack of bitterness to suddenly come along. However, it didn’t and all I got was a much smoother bitterness that faded in, as well as out, as Nomcraft Space Melon warmed up. The melon flavour lingered, and had a subtle lemon citrus quality to it in the aftertaste.
Nomcraft Space Melon The Bottom Line
Nomcraft Space Melon is an easy-drinking pale ale but it won’t blow your head off.
Where to Buy Nomcraft Space Melon
Nomcraft Space Melon can be bought online at the following places: