Indecision Pale Ale

Virginia
United States
Indecision Pale Ale by Smartmouth Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

 Overwhelmed by name options, it was hard to choose. So, we didn’t. Welcome Indecision Pale Ale, dubbed in recognition of waffling and wavering. This Simcoe-dry-hopped beer is ideal for those who can’t decide whether to enjoy another - its low ABV and subtle white grapefruit and citrus notes make it sessionable. A good pick for those venturing into hoppy styles, it emanates a gentle hop presence.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
37
Hops: 
Mosaic, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row, Oats, C20
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Indecision Pale Ale by Smartmouth Brewing Co. is an American Pale Ale and was judged as one (BJCP sub-style 18B). It poured slightly cloudy and gold into the glass sporting a thick white head with modest retention. The nose featured an intense piney hop aroma up front and throughout with only a muted malt contribution late. The flavor profile was dominated by earthy and piney hops as well as malt that had a slight spiciness. Palate sensations included medium body and carbonation, and no discernable alcohol warmth or astringency.

Overall, this pale ale was drinkable and diverges from other (citrusy-hop) pale ales on the market. Hop levels were moderate as appropriate for American Pale Ales. This beer might appeal to beer drinkers whose palates are fatigued from too many aggressively hop-forward IPA’s.