Explicit APA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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3.53/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy golden-yellow with a thin bright off-white head.
The smell is quite citrusy with fresh lemon upfront along with some grainy, earthy and table salt aromas as well.
The taste is hoppy with a lemon and grass while also revealing a bit of caramel malts. Finishes with a bitter saltine cracker note which I don't really care for.
Light-to-medium bodied, sticky, and sharply carbonated.
Not a bad APA from Charleville. Easy to drink but a bit too much salty bitterness to make it a favorite of mine.
09-01-2009 19:42:19 | More by Monkeyknife
3.55/5 rDev +6.3%
Had this at the stable. Poured a nice brown/copper color with a slight head. I got a big hop smell from the start. This is definitely a hop forward beer but it seems to be out of balance to me. It had a biting taste and not much else going on. I did think it was nicely carbonated and decent feel but the flavor just wasn't what I was hoping. I do plan to give this another try though because I have liked the other beers from Charleville that I have had.
08-01-2009 22:44:00 | More by Wheelinb
Explicit APA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
78 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.