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Brewers Without Borders Collaboration With Elysian Amarillo Ale I-5 - Central City Brewing

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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 6.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KStark on 07-03-2014)
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16oz glass at Beer Revolution in downtown Edmonton.

This beer appears a clear, medium brassy amber colour, with one skinny-ass finger of wispy, chunky, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of indistinct webbed lace around the glass as things quickly fall away.

It smells of indeterminably fruity hops - maybe blood orange, white grapefruit, and a touch of underripe pineapple - plain grainy pale and caramel malt, ethereal earthy yeast, and more floral, weedy hops. The taste is peppy orange rind, muddled tropical fruit, even more innocuous pale malt than in the nose, ethereal suggestions of caramel sweetness, and mild green, leafy hops.

The bubbles are rather tight in their overall bearing, the body an adequate medium weight, and so-so smooth, the hops not really all that culpable here, sadly. It finishes mostly off-dry in its loping graininess, but with a now clean as the day is long hoppiness.

Not a bad single hopped affair, truth be told, but the Amarillo varietal seems lacking in comparison to recent experiences with its brethren in the IPA (versus the pale ale) realm. At any rate, its slight off-flavours are minimal at most, and it is indeed drinkable overall.

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A: Copper, an inch of creamy off-white head, lots of visible carbonation. Looks quite nice.
S: Fairly mild. A bit fruity, a bit sweet, a bit tangy.
T: Very mild. A beer for people who don't like the taste of beer? I expect some bitterness, I expect to taste the hops, but it's quite restrained. At the same time, there's enough there to not make this beer totally boring. I wouldn't say it's tasteless.
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If they do again i hope they throw a few more hops in.

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Brewers Without Borders Collaboration With Elysian Amarillo Ale I-5 from Central City Brewing
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