In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Commonhouse aleworks Park Circle Pale

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.”