26 October 2008

Beer Review, Spanish Peaks American Pale Ale

Spanish Peaks American Pale Ale

Appearance: Yellow body tinged with orange. Very hazy, quite a few bubbles suspended in the liquid. Forms a thin white head that dissipates to soapscum quickly. 4.0/5

Smell: Sweet, fruity. Notes of apples. Quite a bit of malt, hints of hops buried underneath. A nice aroma, inviting. 4.5/5

Taste: Crisp bitterness up front, slight malty middle, dry finish. Aftertaste is malty, bready. Hints of apples and grains. Strong flavors of grapefruit and a few notes of banana as the beer warms. Overall an excellent flavor for a pale ale. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate. Some carbonation, a touch of dryness to the finish. Slightly chewy. 3.5/5

Drinkability: A highly drinkable, well-above-average pale ale. Well worth the spot in the fridge. 4.0/5

Overall: 4.25/5

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