Maplewood Brewing Company Charlatan
What the brewers say
American pale ale generously hopped with Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe hops for fresh citrus flavors with mild, earthy pine notes.
What our panel thought
Brilliantly clear gold—attractive. In the nose: biscuit, caramel, and crisp malt sweetness. On the sip, floral hop flavor and crisp, piney bitterness—just enough to balance rounded sweetness. Classic pale ale. The more I drink it, the more I enjoy it.
What our editors thought
Beautiful foam. Earthy bitter note in the nose; caramelized orange and burnt bread crust emerge. The sip is beautifully balanced and light, with a fine citrus-pine balance and firm but rounded bitterness. Evokes the classics.