Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 66.0

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Biscayne Bay Miami Pale Ale

What the brewers say

“Brewed in the tradition of a European-style pale ale, the Scotch malt foundation lays the groundwork for its unique flavor and character. A heavy dry hopping lends aroma and flavor but keeps the bitterness factor low.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Not a standard hops profile for the style: the aroma is woody, minty, spicy (cinnamon) with some passion fruit and rose petal.”

Flavor: “Very light grain bill with minty, woody, fruity, spicy hops with hints of cinnamon. Some fusel alcohol amplifies the thin body. Bitterness is appropriate, but the thin body doesn’t work well with the bitter finish.”

Overall: “A nice, but odd, hops character: The floral character has nice notes of rose petals, lemon, and spice, and the fruity flavors add an interesting note. It’s fairly light and bitter, more like a bitter blonde. Unfortunately the underlying beer isn’t up to the task of balancing the bitter finish.”

What our editors thought



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