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


Bootstrap Stick's Pale Ale

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.”