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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

O’Connor Brewing Company
Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Clear gold color. Toasty, citrusy aromas and flavors of onion focaccia, toasted nuts and grain, pinecone, and pepper dust with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a sleek, brisk finish that exhibits shades of collard green, pepper, and birch bark finish. A pleasant, easy drinking pale ale for carefree sessioning.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: onion focaccia, toasted nuts and grain, pinecone, and pepper dust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of collard green, pepper, and birch bark
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Salmon Burger, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant, easy drinking pale ale for carefree sessioning.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

American Style Pale Ale

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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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