NOTES: Draft @ RFD in DC

STYLE: Pale Ale

ABV: 6%

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy gold

HEAD: Thin, white, disappears somewhat rapidly

LACING: Just a touch

NOSE: Supposed to be a standard “pale ale”, but definitely has the hop-forward aroma of an IPA. Lots of grapefruit and pine up front, backed by a not inconsequential caramel malt sweetness. Overall the nose is a bit subdued.

TASTE: A nice, accessible pale ale. A good offering for those that claim they don’t like “hoppy” beers, but want to get into them. Grapefruit and citrus hops up front, fading to a biscuity, malty middle, then finishing with a clean, piney hop finish. Very little alcohol presence to speak of.

MOUTHFEEL: Somewhere between light and medium bodied with nice carbonation. A touch dry and quite refreshing.

DRINKABILITY: Very drinkable. A good session ale. It may not be the most complex or overwhelming pale ale/IPA around, but it does its job and does it well.

RATING: 3 Hops

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