Polynomial Pale Ale

New York
United States
Polynomial Pale Ale, Four Mile Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A polynomial is an expression consisting of variables. The variety of grains and hops in this batch, along with our constant passion to create beauty, resulted in this delicious brew. This batch is highlighted by tones of sweet malty biscuit and a piney dryness that ushers in a plethora of floral and aromatic hop notes such as  tropical fruit, spice, berry, and citrus.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Mosaic, Idaho 7, Cashmere, Nugget
Malts: 
Golden Promise, Two-Row, Maris Otter
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Polynomial Pale Ale by Four Mile Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (2015 BJCP Category 18B).

The nose opens with moderately-high tropical fruit featuring mango, guava and papaya. Just a whisper of passion fruit and resin rounds out the hop-forward aroma. However, restrained yet supportive biscuity honey malt is also present. 

The beer pours a golden color with slight haze. It sits beneath a moderate ivory head that’s fairly persistent.

Polynomial is true to the pale ales of yesteryear but with a modern spin. Dry biscuit malt gives way to intense resin, pine, guava and pithy citrus fruits. This pithiness lingers well into the aftertaste, which is the only drawback of the beer, after a dry finish. Cleanly fermented with no issues or unwanted flavors. The above-average bitterness may be a bit high for style and could push the beer into more of a session IPA category. As it warms, hints of blackberry and tannin emerge.

Polynomial Pale by Four Mile Brewing is another great addition to the pantheon of pale ales. The new age hops provide a unique tropical fruit expression with supportive bitterness.