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April 2012 - British and North American Ale Styles

April 2012 - British and North American Ale Styles
This month's Beer feature is British and North American Ale Styles

British and North American Ale Styles Reviews

Sweetwater Brewing Co. Dank Tank Ghoulash
97 points
Dark brown black color. Bold piney hops, molasses, chocolate orange, and pumpernickel toast aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, spicy, dried fruit, mocha, pepper, and dusty root vegetable finish. Artfully crafted and balanced; a benchmark for this new style.
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Workhorse India Pale Ale
96 points
Brilliant amber color. Rich aromas of apricot and grapefruit jams, baguette, and pine needle with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, lush, grilled turnip, peppery arugula, and honeyed grapefruit hop flourish. Wonderfully rich and balanced.
Fegley’s Brew Works Arctic Alchemy Old Ale
95 points
Hazy brown copper color. Mild aromas of cocoa, molasses, sherry, and sautéed nut with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a chewy chocolate candy bar and peppery hop finish.
Blue Tractor Brewery Demonic Ale
94 points
Deep brown black color. Rich hoppy aromas of chocolate, fruit cake, hemp and baking spices are very attractive with a savor vegetable, chocolate latte and sweet baking spice driven finish.
Gubernija SC Tamsusis Elis
94 points
Deep reddish brown color. Aromas of roasted nut and grain and chocolate soufflé with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, tangy, toast and sprout finish. Delicious and super drinkable.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Secession Organic Cascadian Dark Ale
94 points
Deep brown black color. Fruity hoppy aromas and flavors of apricot, grapefruit marmalade and raisin scone with a supple dryish medium-full and an herbal, grassy oregano, root vegetable, and pine sap accented finish. A delicious dark treat for hop heads.
Pagosa Brewing Company Kayaker Cream Ale
94 points
Brilliant pale golden color. Lovely aromas and flavors of whipped cream, honey, and spicy marmalade on brioche with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, creamy finish with a hint of water chestnut and grassy hops on the finish. A spot-on cream ale. Superb
10 Barrel Brewing Oregon Brown Ale
93 points
Rich citrusy, floral hop aromas with a crisp, vivacious fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, grilled root vegetable, chocolate mint and honey grilled citrus finish.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Brewers Share ESB: Extra Special Barney
93 points
Pure copper color. Bright aromas of honeyed citrus, toasted baguette and nuts with a crisp, frothy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, vibrant hop and a grass accented finish. Delicious and satisfying.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Hop Pursuit
93 points
Slightly hazy amber color. Aromas of roasted grain, praline, and dried citrus with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy citrus marmalade and grassy earth finish. Delicious.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic Hopworks IPA
93 points
Aromas of peach chutney on bruschetta, aromatic herbs, and grapefruit sorbet with a rich, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and long, cascading finish of grilled root vegetable, dried fruits and peppery, spicy, barky hops. Great vitality and balance.
Shmaltz Brewing Company HeBrew Hop Manna IPA
93 points
Rich copper color. Bold pine, grilled citrus, peach jam, and honeyed nut toast aromas with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a dried apricot, kale, beet, peppery hop, and salty pretzel like finish. Rich and delicious.
Track Town 200 Meter Ale
93 points
Deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of orange-pineapple marmalade on brioche with a creamy, fruity medium-to-full body and a lush, balanced citrus peel and peppered mesclun-like finish. Great style and balance.
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Gearhead India Pale Ale
92 points
Deep amber color. Rich aromas of apricot butter on rye, grapefruit and pinesap with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spicy radish, earthy kale, and grapefruit rind-like hop flourish. Nicely balanced.
Maui Brewing Co. Black Rock Ale
92 points
Deep black brown color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, blood orange, creamy mocha and arugula with a smooth, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, astringent, beautifully balanced finish. A great, polished example of a new American style.
Stone Brewing Co. - Stone Ruination IPA
92 points
Bright pale amber color. Pungent cannibis-like hop and grilled apricot and pineapple aromas with a chewy, dryish medium-full body and a butter toasted baguette, root vegetable and piney, resinous hop finish. A serious explosion on hops.
10 Barrel Brewing Apocalypse IPA
91 points
Deep amber color. Aromas of peach marmalade and lemon peel with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, smooth sweet citrus and peppered kale accented finish. Very tasty and well balanced.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Noggin Floggin Organic Barleywine
91 points
Bright orange marmalade on herb bread aromas with a crisp, chewy fruity medium-full body and a long, warming mint, peppery jelly and piney hop accented finish.
Lakefront Brewery Fixed Gear American Red Ale
91 points
Hazy amber copper color. Bright fruity grapefruit-like hop aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy grain and tangerine finish. Very nice and stylistically right on money for a US amber ale.
Lakefront Brewery Lakefront IBA
91 points
Dark brown black color. Hoppy aromas of pine, grapefruit, coffee, cocoa, and fruity cake with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate mint, cola, and peppery spice driven finish. Very tasty and sessionable.
Samuel Adams Longshot Mile High Barleywine
91 points
copper color. Aromas of toasted peach danish and citrus marmalade with a lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a chewy tropical fruit tart, beet, and grassy citrus hop finish. Nice intensity and balance.
Samuel Adams Longshot Blackened Hops
91 points
black color. Aromas of chocolate drizzled bread and polenta with a soft, chewy fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a savory, creamy tapioca, salty baguette, and baking spice finish. Wonderful.
Blue Point Brewing Company Pale Ale
90 points
Aromas of buttered toast, citrus jam, and cashew brittle with a crisp, frothy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, nicely astringent grassy hop finish.
Blue Point Brewing Company Spring Fling Copper Ale
90 points
Aromas of toasty orange and peach danishes with a supple, dryish medium body and a long, fine balanced peppered sprouts-like hop finish. Excellent style and sessionability.
Fish Brewing Co. Reel Ales Hodgsons Double India Pale Ale
90 points
Pretty reddish copper color. Bright chocolate orange peel, honeycomb, graham cracker, and pine aromas with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, tangy citrus, peppery, grassy hop finish. Very rich and refreshing.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Pale Ale
90 points
Pretty pale amber color. Fresh bread crust and light citrus aromas with a crisp, frothy, dry-yet fruity medium body and a wonderfully balanced malt and citrusy hop finish. Excellent.
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Organic Free Range Red Ale
90 points
Deep amber color. Noble hop aromas with a touch of citrus and baguette. Crisp and finely carbonated with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a lingering astringent hop finish that balanced the malty sweetness. Very well balanced and delicious.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. British IPA
90 points
Beautiful deep amber color. Savory grainy bread, dusty root vegetable, and Swiss chard aromas and flavors with a crisp, frothy medium body and a nicely astringent, honeyed citrus and minerally, leafy hop finish. A very nice food beer that really nails the British IPA hop profile.
Vancouver Island Brewery Double Decker IPA
90 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of fresh orange and grapefruit peels and honeyed date bread with a round dryish medium body and a balanced, nicely astringent nutskin and earthy hop refrain. A dry and sophisticated British style IPA.
Bayou Teche Brewing LA 31 Biere Pale
89 points
Aromas of grainy corn flour, nut brittle, lettuce and roasted turnips are interestingly taco-like with a round dryish medium-to-full body body and crisp, okra and grassy hop bite.
Blue Tractor Brewery Bumper Crop IPA
89 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of dried apricot, lemon muffin, and savory herbal soufflé with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a body peppered arugula and grilled orange and beet like finish. Very nice and super quaffable.
Fegley’s Brew Works Hop Explosion IPA
89 points
Golden amber color. Rich fruit danish, and peppery, spicy hop aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a grilled parsnip and a grassy, radish-like hop finish.
Fish Brewing Co. Leavenworth Navigator Doppelbock
89 points
Deep copper brown color. Lightly smoked dried meat, graham cracker, and Mexican chocolate aromas with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and dried fruit, spice and peppery radish finish. A nice spicy doppelbock.
Goose Island Beer Co. Nut Brown Ale
89 points
Deep brown color. Very mild aromas suggest toffee and fig with a crisp, dryish medium body and a cola and cocoa, grassy hop accented finish.
Granville Island Brewing Co. Imperial IPA
89 points
Fruity vinaigrette on mesclun and grilled citrus and bread aromas with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a long, zesty grilled fruit, salted pretzel bread, and peppery hop finish. Nice balance and vibrancy.
Lakefront Brewery Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale
89 points
Deep brown color. Aromas of pickled okra, leek, chocolate and turnip with a crisp, dryish medium body and a sweet toffee and spicy hop finish.
Shmaltz Brewing Company HeBrew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale
89 points
Grapefruit, custard and praline with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lightly vegetal and grassy hop finish.
The Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale
89 points
Pale amber color. Earthy and fruity aromas of soy, roasted root vegetable, honeyed orange with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a peppered spinach and succotash like hop and malt finish. A nice food beer.
10 Barrel Brewing "ISA" India-Style Session Ale
88 points
Pale amber color. Mild honeyed citrus and lavender aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and fruit stripe gum and tropical fruit salad like finish. Nice.
Blue Tractor Brewery Rootbeer Rye
88 points
Spicy honeyed rye bread, wintergreen custard, and sarsaparilla aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy vanilla soufflé and root vegetable, and mustard greens accented finish. Intriguing.
Fish Brewing Co. Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale
88 points
Dark brown color. Nice caramelized roasted nut, citrus and peppered spinach aromas with a tangy medium body and homemade catsup, dried cherry and citrus, and earthy beet accented finish. A nice savory beer for the pub table; serve with sausages and onion rings.
Fish Brewing Co. Fish Tale Organic Blonde Ale
88 points
Golden color with a light hazy. Corn bread toast, white bean paste and faint plum and citrus aromas with a crisp, round dryish medium body and a savory, toasty root vegetable and grass finish. An interesting food affined take on the style.
Fish Brewing Co. Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale
88 points
Aromas of apricot and pineapple jam on toast with a silky dryish medium body and a crisp, jicama, nut and earth finish.
Goose Island Beer Co. Honkers Ale
88 points
Brilliant deep amber color. Lovely pure dried apricot pastry aroma with a round, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy orange, rye crisp, mustard seed and greens finish. Very tasty and sessionable.
Granville Island Brewing Co. Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale
88 points
Bright copper penny color. Mild caramel-maple gelato aromas with a frothy, dryish medium body and a fruity, honeyed date cake and radish accented finish. tasty.
Marin Brewing Co. Marin I.P.A
88 points
Slightly hazy amber color. Compacted grain, honeyed quince, and sourdough aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a slightly sour and tangy, tropical citrus, cocoa, honeyed radish and spice finish. Nice earthiness for the table.
Maui Brewing Co. Double Overhead IPA
88 points
Deep amber color. Mellow aromas of pineapple jam, grapefruit and corn pudding with a rich, chewy dry-yet-fruity full body and a savory peach custard, lemon pepper, and grass finish. Serve with fajitas.
Narragansett Brewing Co. Summer Ale
88 points
Deep old gold color. Aromas of peach marmalade on rye toast with a faint hint of stewed okra and peppers. Supple and frothy with a dry medium body and a floury, doughy, mossy stone accented finish.
Rhinelander Brewing Company Thumper American IPA
88 points
Deep reddish amber color. Aromas of peach, gingerbread, and candied orange with a zesty fruity medium-to-full body and a spicy fruity cake and honeyed kiwi, nut, and grassy hop finish. A fun, flavorful IPA that will be great with Thai food.
Rogue Ales Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red Ale
88 points
Copper color. Aromas of caramelized nuts and citrus with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a grainy, grapefruit driven finish. Tasty.
Shmaltz Brewing Company HeBrew Messiah Nut Brown Ale
88 points
Deep brown color. Aromas of chocolate nut fudge, soy, and hush puppy with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a toffeed nut, latte, and grassy hop finish.
The Lion Brewery Stegmaier India Pale Ale
88 points
Pure amber color. Fruity pineapple danish and baklava aromas with a frothy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a grilled citrus, honeyed apple, mineral and watercress-like finish with floral pine blossom like hops. A tasty IPA for pub grub.
Blue Point Brewing Company No Apologies Double IPA
87 points
Amber color. Aromas of margarine sautéed vegetables and dried citrus with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, highly astringent nutshell, orange rind, peach pit, and peppery, herbal hop finish. A hopped up food beer.
Blue Tractor Brewery Bad Moon Ryeizen IPA
87 points
Deep amber copper color. Aromas of buttered multigrain toast and faint marinate okra with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and honey baked orange and pineapple, kale, and peppery hop finish.
Cervecería Kross Golden Ale
87 points
Floral aromas of waxy honeycomb, orange and peach marmalades on a buttered scone with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nice fresh baguette and earthy hop finish. A nice carefree sipper.
Frankenmuth Brewery English Style India Pale Ale
87 points
Hazy amber copper color. Aromas of buttery nut brittle, grilled romaine, and toasted corn bread with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy grilled citrus, root vegetable, and peppery hop finish. A savory, sessiony food beer.
Maui Brewing Co. Big Swell IPA
87 points
Amber. Aromas of oily cashew brittle, dried peaches and grapefruits, and pepper with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body a stewed okra, orange marmalade and radicchio finish.
Mehana Brewing Company Volcano Red Ale
87 points
Aromas of toasted grain and soy with a crisp, frothy dryish medium body and a tart, lingering grilled citrus and greens-like hop finish. Very nice and a great choice for the table.
Pagosa Brewing Company Kayaker Golden Ale
87 points
Lightly hazy golden color. Lovely aromas of honeyed toasted Hawaiian bread with a supple, dryish medium body and a crisp jicama, Brazil nut and kiwi accented finish. A super lawn mower beer.
Rogue Ales Mogul Madness
87 points
Deep copper brown color. Aromas of spicy carrot cake, cocoa and dates with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a honeyed citrus peel, watercress and bitter pine cone accented finish.
The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Brown Ale
87 points
Deep brown amber color. Aromas of mocha cherry fudge, soy and citrus marmalade with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, kiwi and cocoa accented finish. Very pleasant and balanced.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Singleton Barleywine Style Ale
87 points
Deep amber color. Roast grain and gilled citrus and peach aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy, roasted root vegetable and pepper hop finish. A nice lighter-styled barleywine choice for the table; try with pork.
Wild Range India Pale Ale
87 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of honeyed pumpernickel toast and delicate citrus with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, dried veggie and watercress-like finish.
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale
86 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of dried fruits and lemon muffin with a supple, dryish medium body and a crisp, frothy pistachio and sprouts-like hop finish. Nicely balanced and flavorful.
Blue Tractor Brewery Rusty Tractor American Amber Ale
86 points
Hazy brown color. Aromas of chocolate covered cherry and raspberry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, roasted root vegetable and pecan, grass and pepper finish. Tasty, but not an amber ale.
Cable Car India Pale Ale
86 points
Pale amber color. Ginger-orange marmalade and English muffin aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honey and root vegetable accented finish. A pleasant easy-drinking IPA.
Cervecería Kross Lupulus ESB
86 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of peach jam, buttery caramel, and cinnamon apple danish with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very crisp, grassy, herbal, and citrusy hop finish. Solid and appealing.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works 120 Shilling Scotch Ale
86 points
Aromas of dark roasted nuts, grilled lemons and peaches, and wet hay, with a racy, tingling dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming molasses, nut, moss and lemon pepper finish.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Downstate Pale Ale
86 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of hoppy, fruity Brach’s toffee, lemon curd on rye, peppercorns, and pickled beets with a crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and toasty polenta, char grilled citrus and root vegetables, and peppery radicchio finish. A nice savory pale ale; serve with sausages.
Frankenmuth Brewery American Blonde Ale
86 points
Old gold color. Aromas of orange cake and almond brittle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a grain and pepper finish.
Garrison Brewing Company Nut Brown Ale
86 points
Dark reddish brown color. Aromas of baker’s chocolate and sourdough toast with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an peach marmalade, kale, and radish sprout-like finish. A solid food beer.
Goose Island Beer Co. Green Line Pale Ale
86 points
Buttered toast, praline, and edamame aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a lightly vegetal, grassy hop and honey driven finish.
Granville Island Brewing Co. Irish Red Ale
86 points
Brilliant deep amber color with a long lasting blanket of fine foam. Bold citrusy, coniferous herbal hop, chocolate cookie, and bread aromas with a rich, foamy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy apricot jam, burnt orange peel, radish, and faint metallic, phenolic tang on the finish. A very hoppy take on the style.
Roscoe’s Hop House India Pale Ale
86 points
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of lemon herb lozenge, buttery praline, and honeyed tea with a soft, fruity medium body and a tangy honeyed citrus, peach custard and minty hop finish.
Tap Room 21 Pale Ale
86 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of apple butter and floury scone with a hint of root beer. Crisp and soft with a dryish light-to-medium body and a foamy sprouts, mint and grass accented finish.
Wingwalker India Pale Ale
86 points
Light amber color. Aromas of spicy honey, grilled citrus and vegetables with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, stone fruit, pepper, grassy hop finish. Nice earthy hoppy bite will be good with pub food.
Wingwalker Pale Ale
86 points
Aromas of honeyed biscuit, dried flower and nectarine with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, fruit and peppered watercress like hop finish. A solid quaffer.
Bastone Brewery Royal IPA
85 points
Pale amber color. Aromas of succotash, vanilla cookie, and peach cobbler with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy roasted root vegetable, honeyed grapefruit skin and radicchio finish. Interesting combination of fruity and savory qualities; best with food.
Blue Tractor Brewery Scottys Full Power Scotch Ale
85 points
Rich copper color. Lovely aromas of melted toffee, toasted dark rye, roasted soy, potter’s clay, and lemon pudding with a supple, silky medium-to-full body and a banana cake, brown sugar, and honey roasted pistachio finish. A not very peaty at all, but a cool range of food friendly flavors.
Fireman’s Brew Redhead Amber Ale
85 points
Copper brown color. Aromas of mocha, scone and toffee with supple, dryish medium body and a crisp, peppered nut and grassy hop finish. A nice session beer.
Rogue Ales Dads Little Helper Black IPA
85 points
Mild earthy aromas with a dryish medium body and a molasses, burnt sugar, coffee,herb, and almond scone accented finish.
The Vermont Pub and Brewery Burly Irish Ale
85 points
Deep reddish brown with an olive rim. Mild cocoa, dusty nut, and sourdough bread aromas with a dryish light body and a earthy, grainy, peach pit accented finish.
The Vermont Pub and Brewery Dogbite Bitter
85 points
Minutely hazy copper color. Aromas of dark roasted nuts and bread, sautéed greens and asparagus, and chocolate custard with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, grassy and peppery hop snap on the finish. A nice savory food beer.
Blue Tractor Brewery Hopicidal Maniac Centennial IPA
84 points
Bold lightly musty hop, nut and haystack aromas and flavors with a biting grilled turnip, lemon pepper and grilled romaine lettuce finish.
Blue Tractor Brewery Sudworth Bock
84 points
Murky copper orange color. Aromas of peach pie and salty baguette with a supple, chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and roasted nut and corn accented finish. An appetizing, savory beer.
Cable Car Pale Ale
84 points
Bright amber color. Aromas of parmesan herb muffin, praline, and honeyed dried fruit with a supple fruity-yet-dry banana taffy wrapper, nutskin, and wafer accented finish with light grassy, peppery hops.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Jacobs Ladder American Brown Ale
84 points
Hazy copper brown color. Aromas of apricot butter, lemon pepper, and rye toast with a supple, dryish medium body and burnt nut, garden hose, tobacco, coffee and peppery arugula finish.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Hoperation Overload Double IPA
84 points
Hazy copper orange color. Bold warm apricot and kumquat marmalades and fruit cake aromas and flavors with a juicy, fruity medium-full body and a peach nectar and orange cake, kale, and grilled pineapple finish. A fruit hophead centric brew.
Fish Brewing Co. Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale
84 points
Brilliant deep copper color. Aromas of praline and toast with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a flan, turnip and grass nuanced finish.
Frankenmuth Brewery Batch 69 American India Pale Ale
84 points
Hazy orange amber color. Peach, pine and orange pudding aromas and flavors with a slightly metallic burnt kale and pepper finish.
Garrison Brewing Company Hopyard Pale Ale
84 points
Bright pale amber color. Bold aromas of dried peaches, bread crust, and delicate herbal hops with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced apple, pear, and roasted nut accented finish with firm grassy, rapini-like hops. Nice balance and snap.
Granville Island Brewing Co. Lions Winter Ale
84 points
Aromas of cocoa puffs, maple fudge, and toffee with a sweetish, frothy medium body and a tangy, citrus pith, grass and mineral finish.
The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pennant Ale 55
84 points
Amber color. Fruity apple pie crust, orange blossom honey, and corn pudding aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a creamy, sprouts, mineral ore, and peppery hop accented finish. A nice lawnmower beer.
Frankenmuth Brewery Red Sky Ale
83 points
Reddish copper color. Aromas of caramelized nuts,buttered raisin toast, and pepper with a crisp, supple, dryish medium body and a dried fruit and kale accented finish. A nice food beer.
Garrison Brewing Company Tall Ship Amber Ale
83 points
Bold sour dough and succotash aromas with a fruity medium and a bright apricot jelly on gingersnap and fruity stripe gum flavors with a radish-like finish. A bit strange.
Pagosa Brewing Company Pagosa Pale Ale
83 points
Hazy golden amber color. Toasty malt and citrusy hop aromas with a foamy lightly sour and grainy medium body and a pine, buttered bread, and grapefuity hop finish.
The Vermont Pub and Brewery OShennanigans Brown
83 points
Mild citrus and nutshell aromas with a soft, dryish light body and a tart nectarine and citrus finish.
Blue Tractor Brewery Tamaltachs Old Irish Red Ale
82 points
Brown color. Aromas of stale peanut butter and figs with a sourish medium body and a sweet chocolate pudding, nutskin, turnip, and citrusy floral bath soap accented finish.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Bar Sinister Mild Ale
82 points
Deep reddish brown color. Elusive aromas of over roasted whole nuts, fish bones, canned peas, and cranberry bread toast with a supple, dryish medium body and a blackstrap molasses, singed soy bean, and dusty black licorice driven finish. Different.
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Roadblock British Red Ale
81 points
Reddish mahogany color. Mild aromas of toffee, succotash, bean casserole, and toast with a round, dryish medium body and a slightly vegetal, cherry cola, melon, peach and grassy hop finish.
Northwoods Brewing Corp. LLC Wall-I P.A
81 points
Bright amber color. Bold aromas of wet linen, apricot marmalade on buttered lemon poppy seed muffin, moss, and swimming pool with a soft, pliant dry medium body and a wispy peppered salad and green plum finish. Micro-hop character.
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