Lighter Shade Of Pale XPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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rAvg: 4.08
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Treebs on 01-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Rock Bottom-Lombard. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Brewer's Note: This beer has been dubbed XPA (eXtra Pale Ale) because it lacks the caramel and Munich malts that are often added to India Pale ales. This allows us to really show hop flavors and aromas that might be muddled up with crystal malts in a typical IPA. This beer is absolutely exploding with notes of citrus, pine and tropical fruits thanks to a heaping pile of Amarillo hops.

A: Pours a golden yellow color with light amber hues throughout the body. A thin white head forms on the pour and leaves some nice sticky lace down the glass.

S: Tropical fruits and a mild citrus are up at the front and it gives way to a mild pine and bitterness. I'm slightly missing the sweetness from the malts, but not much.

T: The taste is just like the nose. Great tropical and citrus fruits. Little grapefruit and mango with a balanced hop bitterness at the end. I really don't miss the malts in this one.

M: The body was very lively with carbonation and very light as well. Really refreshing as well.

O: The absence of the malts was odd as I sort of missed the caramel and bready flavor profiles, but the hops really shined through and you were able to taste the pure hop oils. A very solid and refreshing "extra pale ale." (1,294 characters)

Lighter Shade Of Pale XPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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