Escape Artist Pale Ale - Asheville Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel coloring, with a halo of white head. Nose of candied sugar, caramel, and not much else. Flavors are tangy sweet candy and caramel forward, with a subtle roast character throughout. Malty. Smooth bodied, with a candy sweet and roasted aftertaste. Cloying, lingering finish. This one just kind of floats around in the middle ground.
08-01-2014 01:59:12 | More by GarthDanielson
3.43/5 rDev -1.4%
A light amber color, slight lacing, good carbonation.
S - Not much there. maybe some malt and slight citrus
T - Good hop bite on the tongue then swiftly moves to more of a subtle earthy hop finish
M - medium bodied, good carbonation, smooth and lite
O - An average pale ale. Not as malty or hoppy as I like but a good beer to toss back watching Sportscenter or whatever...
10-06-2012 03:53:23 | More by jtd1969
4.08/5 rDev +17.2%
On tap at the tasting room.
A - hazy orange with a thin, white head that has good retention.
S - faint bread, grapefruit, pineapple
T - faint bread, faint citrus, very subdued flavors, mildly bitter finish
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a decent, refreshing beer. The flavors are mild, but overall it's enjoyable.
05-28-2012 22:26:00 | More by tdm168
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a white one finger head. Pretty good head retention and lacing.
Smells is quite citrusy from hops along with a llittle nuttyness and caramel.
Flavor is full of hops up front with citrus reminding me of apricot. There is a floral note as well along with some light nut and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty appropriate for this beer.
Overall, this beer is pretty tasty but it just comes up a bit short. I feel like both the hop and malt flavors are muted and could stand to be much bolder.
05-02-2012 00:44:00 | More by rangerred
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
From my notes.
Shared this 22 oz bottle with my brother-in-law during the holidays. Poured into a pint glass, this is a hazy yellow/amber color with minimal head, and mild retention as the beer is swirled in the glass.
Minimal smell, with undertones of malt and grassy hops. Overall, however, there isn't much there.
Mildly bitter taste, with hints of peppery spice and grass. Some hop bitterness to finish.
Light to medium bodied, easy drinking, with a session-style to it.
Very drinkable, good for a hot summer day.
11-29-2011 01:46:03 | More by TheHoppiest
4.05/5 rDev +16.4%
pale yellow with no head at all. Some small lace, but nothing noteworthy. Smell is slightly hopped with a malt hint in there, matybe even some caramel. Taste is big malt up front with a dry hopped back. Not bad at al lfor a pale ale and a little suprising based on initial presentation. Goes down very smoothly and really has a good aftertaste, would definatly drink this again.
11-27-2011 02:56:29 | More by mikesgroove
3.33/5 rDev -4.3%
22 oz bottle split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
No date or info available.
Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this bomber with me! They can't always be sour...
A - Lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color topped by an unrelenting, tree-finger off-white head. Thick and well-retained, the foam leaves sheet after sheet of lace on the glass.
S - Biscuity pale malt has a nice bready nose with undertones of mild hops. Oily and resin-laden with pine needle poking out.
T - Bigger in malt profile, this pale ale is honey-draped biscuit-like sweet with a tiny hop kick to the back end. Resiny and floral with notes of cut grass and wood chip.
M - Medium-bodied and malty with a light dry hop bitterness to the finish, Escape Artist is smooth and round in feel.
O - If you bill this one as an American Pale Ale (which, of course, it is) it's not all that good. But, if it's really an ESB (the American hops would be wrong), like it says on Untappd, this brew becomes much better. Either way, it's malt-driven; not anywhere near as hoppy as an American Pale should be. Then again, there's no date on it, so it could be old.
09-08-2011 03:30:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
Escape Artist Pale Ale from Asheville Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.