Common Sense

New York
United States
upstate brewing common sense beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
78
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

We usually tell people it's like a dark cream ale since few a familiar with Kentucky Common Ale.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
38 - 40° F
Hops: 
Cascade, Columbus, Willamette
Malts: 
Two-Row, Flaked Barley, Crystal 120, Black malt
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a deep amber with copper hues, brilliant clarity and a long-lasting, off-white head. The aroma is fairly mild, but what is there is pretty balanced between the malt and hops with toast, mild caramel and a grainy character along with some earthy hops. The flavor, on the other hand, is all about the malt. It’s malty-sweet with corn, caramel, toast and a fairly dry roasty finish. Having never had this style before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It seems pretty close to style, which is basically a corny, duller Irish Red.