Style: English Pale Ale
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 29
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What the brewers say
“A traditional English-style pale ale with our own East Coast twist: UK Fuggles and Goldings hops dominate the flavor but it has subtle notes of citrus and flower from Cascade hops. Distinct bitterness and a slight malt sweetness characterize the taste.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “An interesting mix of hops and malt that competes for attention. Nice biscuit and bread crust malt notes with an interesting pungent orange marmalade and floral lavender hops character with some light fruity esters.”
Flavor: “A curious and delicious balance of bready maltiness with light toffee and caramel notes and an assertive bread crust flavor. The fruity and floral hops flavors work perfectly with the malt, and just a touch of yeast esters add to the complexity.
Overall: “An enjoyable beer—tastes like an East coast pub ale with Ringwood yeast. The malt body provides a nice counterpoint to the spicy and earthy hops character. Very well-crafted and put together—a wonderfully balanced beer that’s hard to put down. An old-school American interpretation of British pub ales that encompasses all of those rich English malt flavors—bread crust, biscuit, and toast with jam. Overall very nice.”
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