Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) - Fort George Brewery + Public House
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3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Served from a tallboy can into a pint glass. Canned on 3/19/14
A- Poured a hazy light orange color with huge fluffy bright white head that left webbed lace.
S- Big orange citrus and lemon hoppy notes (definitely smells like Amarillo), sweet bready notes, and some other light fruity notes. It is not a huge aroma but it is so well-balanced and the hop expression is very bright and welcoming.
T- Lots of grainy, bready, and oatmeal notes, very high herbal and earthy bitterness, and some light fruity notes.
M- Prickly carbonation, medium body, very dry, and pretty refreshing.
O- The hop aroma and the hop flavor in this beer were very different with a really bright citrusy nose and a more herbal and bitter hop flavor. The bitterness is pretty harsh and I think overshadows what could be a solid pale ale underneath.
04-08-2014 02:43:32 | More by Hoptometrist
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Appearance: Hazy, pale orange, small head that dissipates quickly. Many chunks of sediment remain after a strong pour including dregs.
Nose: Lots of butter or butterscotch up front (diacetyl?), slight citrus spiciness.
Taste: Lots of citrus hops up front with strong carbonation enhancing it. Grapefruit and grassy notes arise mid way and remain to finish.
Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, Light body yet smooth (oats?)
Overall: A very hoppy, unique pale ale that flirts with crosses into IPA territory. Diacetyl works to balance hop sharpness and low malt flavor.
10-05-2013 20:50:10 | More by HappyPappy2X
3.49/5 rDev -5.2%
From 16 oz can to pint glass
A: The brew forms a frothy, 1-inch head on a gentle pour that leaves a fair amount of patchy lacing along the glass. The color is a light golden-tan, slightly opaque.
S: Hop forward nose, piny, with distinct notes of earthy tea. Light citrus notes bounce off a biscuity backdrop. The bouquet is floral and dry.
T: Bitter hops jump to the front, vinous and earthy. The tea-like tones in the nose are only accentuated on the palate. Citrus notes also noted. A touch of honeyed biscuits try to balance, but this is ultimately bitter and dry.
M: Chewy and stodgy for the ABV, the oatmeal works well for texture. Nicely carbonated.
Could use a little more malt-balance, but if you're looking for a hoppy, dry pale you could do a lot worse.
09-30-2013 05:52:06 | More by rand
Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.