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


Four Peaks Pitchfork Pale Ale

Aroma: “Smooth piney and fruity blend (orange, strawberry, blueberry) of strong American hops on top of a supportive classic pale-malt bill exhibiting a fair bit of toast and caramel. Clean but not over the top.”

Flavor: “Well-balanced malt sweetness and hops bitterness. Bready malt notes. Hops are citrus and berry in nature with some fun lingering esters. Finishes fairly dry, given the caramelized malts.”

Overall: “Classic and middle-of-the road throwback pale ale. Great American-style hops presence. The hop flavors and aromas are enjoyable, as are the balance and mix of flavors.”