Style: American Pale Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company Live
What the brewers say
“Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale. Light copper color. Ample, fine carbonation. Sweet malts, citrusy hops, pine aroma. Hops dominate the flavor, then mingle with the malts. Dry finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong hops aroma of citrus (intense orange rind and over-ripened orange flesh) and pine. Malt biscuit notes are just enough to hold up the hops profile (but not much more). Some tangerine and catty notes, and bright, juicy lemon notes up front with a bit of pine and grapefruit.”
Flavor: “Hops jump in at the front and are sweet and juicy to the finish. The malt character only stands behind to showcase these hops and does not provide much more for the beer. Wonderful intense sweet orange and lemon hops notes contrast with a perfectly balanced bitterness set against slight malty sweetness. Complex hops flavors are accentuated by the dry finish of the beer, without being too bitter.”
Overall: “This is a refreshing and delicious pale ale put together very well—an assertive hops aroma and flavor knocks you out with orange and tangerine. Great APA that uses a cleverly crafted base beer to showcase bright and exciting hops flavors. Low bitterness keeps the beer drinkable so you can enjoy plenty.”
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