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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Beer Divided Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Beer Divided Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Minutely hazy amber color. Bright, sour, tropical funky fruity aromas and flavors of roasted root vegetables, orange peels, toast, and mint and herb garden with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, very sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, involved, breezy finish that exhibits notes of Brussels sprouts, kale, pepper, and grass finish. A savory, earthy food beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky & malty
Aroma Aroma: roasted root vegetables, orange peels, toast, and mint and herb garden
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of Brussels sprouts, kale, pepper, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, earthy food beer.

The Producer

Top of the Hill Rest. & Brewery

The Producer
100 E. Franklin
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA
1 919-929-8676

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