Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale

North Carolina
United States
Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale by Highland Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale is a golden pale having a slightly malty body balanced by an assertive American hop flavor. This pale ale displays a delicate hop nose due to the process of dry hopping. A crisp and refreshing beer perfect for any occasion.

Our most aromatically hopped beer, St. Terese’s was designed for easy drinking. After the beer is finished fermenting, it is dry hopped which entails adding hops for several days to impart an aromatic hop nose to the beer. When quaffed, the beer finishes cleanly with almost no residual hop bitterness and is a particular delight with most subtly flavored foods. This beer was named after the patron saint of headaches in consideration of all beer lovers who may occasionally be over served.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
29
Served at: 
45˚ to 50˚ F
Hops: 
Two-Row Brewers Malt, Munich, Extra Special Malt & Flaked Barley
Malts: 
Cascade, Chinook
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

On the very low end of bitterness for an American Pale Ale, Highland’s St. Terese’s Pale Ale certainly makes up for it in hop aroma. Tucked away in the scenic, beer culture rich environs of Asheville, N.C., these folks have been knocking out tasty brews for almost two decades. St. Terese’s aroma is dominated by bright notes of grapefruit and tangelo, backed by resinous pine notes. Tim enjoyed the “delicate give and take of sweet caramel and sharp grapefruit tang,” all interspersed with subtle floral notes of hyssop, proclaiming the nose as “decidedly American, driven by pungent Pacific Northwest hop notes.” Crystal clear and pouring a burnished gold, this beer is capped by an ivory tinged, mousse-like head that leaves beautiful lacework as it subsides. Though not as hop-driven as the nose, the flavors tend toward fruitiness supported by biscuit-like malt. Tom found the flavor “a bit too hop forward – more like an IPA,” though he complimented the beer’s balance between bitterness and sweet malt. He also enjoyed the clean, crisp finish. On the other hand, Pete appreciated the hop notes of “resiny, Spruce tip and tart Bergamot orange,” declaring the flavor exceptionally balanced, with smooth bitterness and a “quick finish that cracks across the palate.” If you can’t find St. Terese’s close to home, a trek to Asheville to sample it at the source is definitely in order.

Brewery Introduction

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. With a portfolio that is equal parts established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly... Read More

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