Commotion

Louisiana
United States
Great Raft beer Commotion Pale Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This pale ale has a slightly fruity aroma, with an upfront hop bitterness of grapefruit and citrus.This bold but balanced, dry-hopped ale is faintly sweet but balanced by generous amounts of the finest American hops.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
48
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Bravo, Citra, Cascade, Mosaic
Malts: 
Two-Row, Bonlander, Munich, Oats
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With the first tasting, there was an exaggerated, obvious ruby red grapefruit aroma, almost seeming to be artificial in nature. The second tasting, however, provided a much more natural hop character: generically “citrusy” with notes of grapefruit, orange and a bit of lime. There was a supporting pine-like resiny character behind it all. In the malt, there was a smooth, bready aspect that acted as the backbone to support the array of hops with a touch of caramel underneath. The malt never competed with the hops nor became too complex, it was excellent in its supporting role. The bitterness is moderately high but crisp and clean, never lingering more than a meager moment. Overall, the beer was pleasant and easy to drink without demanding your undivided attention -- a perfect beer for social situations.

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