Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2 IBU: 35

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

EPIC Brewing Company Element 29 Pale Ale

What the brewers say

“This hops-forward APA highlights the Amarillo hops’ sweet, ripe citrus aroma and flavor reminiscent of Valencia oranges and tangerine. It has a medium body with a malt character ranging from light crust to mild graham cracker.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A bit muddled in the nose with some mercaptan/sulfur. Hops aromatics are low and grassy. Sulfurs fade as it warms. Medium fruity hops aroma with slight breadiness and some melanoidin notes. Pear or peach esters. Moderate hops nose with a bit of pine needle and earthy weight.”

Flavor: “Very nice malt/bitter balance. Toasty crust with a touch of brown sugar and medium-high hops flavors of grass and flowers, lingering into the finish. Sweeter malt backbone provides ample room for hops to play. Hops bitterness is clean and restrained. Hint of oxidation tints the flavor.”

Overall: “Very tasty example of the style. Sulfurs are distracting (maybe a young bottle?) so let it breath a bit. Lower carbonation lends to a smooth mouthfeel, accentuating malt. A pretty solid beer—hops character is nicely blended with malt backbone. This would go well with a roast beef dinner.”



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