Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 36

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Bootstrap Stick's Pale Ale

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What the brewers say

“Steve (AKA Stick) wanted to craft a beer that he can drink all day long on horseback or rafting or just sitting in the sun on a great summer day, and this is it. It’s complementary to our Insane Rush IPA with a lower ABV so you can enjoy more.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cantaloupe, subtle orange, mango, plus a touch of strawberry and pine resin. There is a lightly toasted malt aroma, too, with a touch of onion.”

Flavor: “Fruit-forward pale ale with cantaloupe and orange notes. Bitterness is nicely restrained and lingers for a while. Slightly astringent and grassy, but not to the point of being distracting. Malt is clean beneath and adds complexity to the perceived sweetness from the fruity hops. Well-placed fermentation esters highlight the fruit notes of the hops.”

Overall: “Big fruitiness and very light bitterness. A nice beer overall with a fun hop profile. Good balance makes it fairly sessionable.”



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