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Dale's Pale Ale

August, 2015
Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

A very nice version of the style that pours a lovely amber, copper color with a huge cream-colored head and fine bubbles that last forever. There is a big citrusy floral hop aroma with hints of toasty caramel malts and pleasant pear and apricot-like fermentation esters that all follow through into the flavor as well. The finish is punctuated by hop bitterness, yet there is plenty of malt present to back it up -- giving just a slightly sweeter finish than many pale ales. A very pleasant and enjoyable beer.

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