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Roughtail Pale Ale

October, 2015
Judges Rating: 
87
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
33 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This Pale Ale's aroma consists of grapefruit and passion fruit at first, then takes on a familiar piney hoppiness. It is clear and copper-gold with a moderate off-white head. This beer's flavor manages to take on quite a different hop character than the aroma. Quite hoppy from beginning to end, it is herbal and grassy with notes of bitter fruit rind. Underneath is a light toasted malt flavor. This beer finishes spicy and sticky, with lingering bitterness and low warmth. Although it won't stand out amongst competitors, this aggressively hopped Pale Ale is a solid option for the style.

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