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Judge's Review: 80 Rating - MadeWest Pale Ale by MadeWest Brewing Co.

June, 2018
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.

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