Review: Commonhouse aleworks Park Circle Pale | Craft Beer & Brewing
Commonhouse aleworks Park Circle Pale
90 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 40

90/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Commonhouse aleworks Park Circle Pale

What the brewers say

“Park Circle Pale Ale is our year-round, hops-forward pale offering. Expect strong tropical aromas, a soft body, subtle bitterness, and the desire to have another.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Smells hazy. Lush tropical fruit. Rounded orange character (almost Orange Julius) with hints of lemon, pine, and malted wheat.”

Flavor: “Bright, juicy hops notes with predominantly orange but also some lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and pine. A light malt sweetness up front adds to the fruity impression from the hops. Chewy mouthfeel with a slightly drying effect on the finish. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.”

Overall: “A pretty good hazy pale ale. The malt and hops components come together well to give a rich tropical-fruit impression, and the finish is light and refreshing. While it’s a touch clumsy in water chemistry or mash regimen and misses some of the delicate, soft mouthfeel of really good hazy bitter beers, it makes up for that with well-articulated hops.”

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