pFriem Extra Pale Ale

Oregon
United States
Extra Pale Ale by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Fruity scents of melon and pineapple, and the juicy essence of strawberry and gooseberry make pFriem Extra Pale Ale taste great, but it’s the big hoppy aroma and full flavor that makes it “Extra.”

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Citra, Mosaic, Equinox, Chinook
Malts: 
Rahr Alix Pale, Simpsons Cara Malt, Simpsons Crystal Dark
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer was judged as an American Pale Ale - BJCP 2015 Category 18B. The color was a beautiful deep golden color with rays of amber throughout with a white head that was long-lasting and quite clear. There was a huge upfront aroma of citrus and tropical hops blended with a soft grainy malt aroma and pleasant light melon and berry esters. All of these aromas followed into the flavor and finished with a lingering bitterness that still carried some maltiness with it and a dry finish that wasn't overpowering. This was all tied together with a pleasant, soft alcohol presence.

This beer would pair nicely with a simple meal of hamburger and fries or anything prepared on the grill. Perfect for kicking back to watch the superbowl but would still be perfect in the summer sitting on your deck grilling up brats and relaxing the day away.