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Pale Ale - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2002)
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Tap at Framingham Brew Pub

Light fizzy 1/4 finger head as its filled to the brim with beer, pretty clear orange honey color slight reddish hue.

Nose light pale malts in there, fresh aromatic malty aroma, then light grassy and spicy hops, a hint of grapefruit.

Taste starts with centennial hops, gritty grassy spicy and slightly floral hops, little earthy even. Then malts kick in with a touch of sweetness and reddish gritty malts, and a bit of a yeast flavor. It has a fresh wort taste. Bitterness is fairly mild but enough to let you know its there, and then ramps up on the finish to a decent spicy hop kick, bit more light earthy grassy hop, hint of fruity hop.mostly dry on the finish as well but slightly sticky.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall decent, light drinkable pale doesn't go overboard, nice centennial and cascades hop showing, the only nitpick I have is the yeasty taste, and the nose could stand to bring a bit more of the hops.

jlindros, Jan 19, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Had on 3/12/11.

Pours a mild amber color with a thin head into my glass. Looks decent for the style.

Buttery malt and a pronounced bitterness from the hops. Nothing unusual for sure.

Mellow with crisp, buttery malt and a decent hop bite that doesn't go overboard.

Lingering buttery malt and hops for a mouthfeel.

Very drinkable example. Not spectacular. Just solid.

Brad007, Mar 14, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -19.8%

Appearance:
Has a pretty, slightly hazy, amber-orange color. Medium head with good lacing.

Smell:
Pretty much no smell at all, except for a very subtle sweet malt.

Taste:
Not bad, but I could take or leave. I agree with some reviews about it being one dimensional. I got mostly malt and no interesting aftertaste. I don't get any of the hops or citrus notes that others noticed.

Mouthfeel/drinkability:
That said, the flavor lingers nicely and has a crisp finish that keeps the experience from feeling overpowering. It goes down easy and could make a good crowdpleaser at a big gathering of non-beer snobs. But if you like big beers with interesting dimensions in their flavors, this one will not be a memorable one for you.

ddean, Jan 09, 2011
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Pale Ale from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
83 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.