MadeWest Pale Ale

California
United States
MadeWest Pale Ale, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Heavily hopped West Coast style pale ale bursting with a bright citrus and fruity hop complexity. It has just enough malt presence to allow the loads of hops to shine through, including a generous dry hopping. This crisp hop forward beer has a dry refreshing finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
38
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

MadeWest Pale Ale by MadeWest Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pale Ale (18B) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured a very beautiful straw hue or very light yellow with moderate carbonation. The aroma of this beer had a citrus quality to it and a hint of malt sweetness and not much of a hop character detected in the nose. The flavor of this beer was light overall. The malt and the hops were balanced ever so lightly. Again, I had a very subtle citrus flavors of oranges. The hops were just moderately bitter. The malt was also moderately low for this style, as if a bit too light. The body and mouthfeel of this beer bordered on light/medium with a good carbonation factor going for it. This beer is just a bit too light for the style. A little more malt and hops would enhance this. There was also no lingering hop flavor(s) after a sip. The hops appeared and disappeared very quickly in the palate. The aftertaste was crisp, smooth and very light.