Review: South County Sound Machine | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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South County Sound Machine
94 out of 100
South County Sound Machine

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 6.8 IBU: 15

94
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 3

South County Sound Machine

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What the brewers say

“Sound Machine is an Extra Pale Ale brewed with wheat, oats, and lactose sugar. A melange of citrus, orange pith, floral, and tropical notes, low bitterness, and very aromatic. Turn it up to 11.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Creamy orange and lemon notes with a slight grassy character along with pine, mint, and herbal. Orange character reminds me of freshly squeezed orange juice.”

Flavor: “Rich, creamy mouthfeel from the lactose. Rich and fruity, like freshly squeezed OJ, as on the aroma, with low-moderate bitterness that lingers softly on the palate. Finish is lightly bitter and slightly sweet.”

Overall: “Nice beer. Great balance of the hops flavor, the lactose, the clean malt bill, and the water chemistry to make it all come together. Great hops aromas and flavors. Really nice tropical fruit complexity throughout.”

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