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Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery
The Duke Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Granite City Food & Brewery
The Duke Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Hazy deep amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of baked mangos and coconut, frosted banana cake, orange blossom honey, and pine cone and bay leaf with a silky, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish manifesting notes of roasted yams and citrus, arugula, cedar shavings, and pepper finish. A pleasant pale ale quaffer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: baked mangos and coconut, frosted banana cake, orange blossom honey, and pine cone and bay leaf
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted yams and citrus, arugula, cedar shavings, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Sausage Pizza, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant pale ale quaffer.

The Producer

Granite City Food & Brewery

The Producer
P.O Box 278
Ellsworth, IA 50075
USA
1 515-836-4060

American Style Pale Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale