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Knot So Pale Ale - Eastern Shore Brewing

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Knot So Pale AleKnot So Pale Ale

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77
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 19.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eastern Shore Brewing visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claytri on 09-30-2010)
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.1%

07-01-2012 18:42:41 | More by mdtnelson
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We had this in a sampler, pint, and then a growler was brought back to share with everybody else who couldn't go since they were full from eating at the Crab Claw restaurant and the kids had to take there naps too. Beer was poured into pint glasses and shared with four other people.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It was a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Some lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: You pick up some subtle citrus tangerine and grapefruit notes. There is some sweet caramel and bready malts too.

Taste: The taste is along the same lines as the smell and well balanced. Some nice lingering bitterness to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, smooth, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty happy to have found this beer while I was down in MD for Thanksgiving. The growler was enjoyed by everybody this past Friday night too.

Serving type: growler

11-27-2012 03:33:02 | More by Flounder57
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Directly below me is the fellow responsible for so many of my recent bottle reviews, tone77, my local in-person trader. I am not anti-bottle, but more like pro-CAN and so although I rarely buy bottled beer anymore, I am happy to take some in trade.

Knot, I mean, not a lot on the bottle other than a crab with several hops buds in its claws. I do knot, sorry, not know if they are referring to speed through the water or air or to sailors' and Boy Scouts' stock in trade. It's a knotty problem and if I were knot, whoops, not such a knothead, I might be able to figure it out.

My pour created two dense fingers of tawny head with excellent retention. Color is a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was pungent with both grapefruit/citrus and pine hops from the time that I popped the cap to the pour. The name makes it sound like it is an APA, but it is identified on this site as an AIPA. Curiouser and curiouser ...Mouthfeel was medium and it was pretty intensely hoppy, but it seemed saturated with hops and nothing in terms of malt to balance it out. I remember this being an early common complaint when hoppy beers really came into their own, but I did not have a problem with imbalance. I guess that my palate has evolved to the point that this sort of thisn is no longer as enjoyable as it once was. Finish was dry and ... you guessed it, hoppy! Nice once, but I would not want more than one.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:40:39 | More by woodychandler
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +23.1%

10-16-2012 15:01:21 | More by mendvicdog
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Despite no agitation poured a very foamy caramel color. Smell is mild, some hops. Taste is, well, different. There is some malts up front, finishes bitter without much flavor, just bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I was not really impressed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 01:19:34 | More by tone77
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Steasy66

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz into pint glass
A- Orangish amber, a bit cloudy, dense three finger head.
S- Fruity hops, malty.
T- Really strange, candy-like sweetness with artificial citrus flavors, tastes like Smarties or something.
M- No clue, hard to get past the taste
O- This beer is a drain pour

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 06:50:52 | More by Steasy66
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

04-30-2012 00:20:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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dc55110

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly cloudy orange, with excessive head. I had to cut my pour short due to the profuse amount of foam rising from my glass.
The smell is almost nonexistent; a slight hint of caramel malts and a faint, faint trace of hop bitterness.
Sweet, bitter, slight malt. Not good.
Over carbonated, with a slightly oily finish
I wouldn't look for this again. Maybe this was a bad bottle, but this was no where near an American IPA, tasted more like a pourly aged Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 03:01:21 | More by dc55110
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ckollias

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy amber hue with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Fairly thin nose that is sort of musty with a mildly hoppy aroma.

T: More sweet than bitter with a faint malty background. Goes down very smooth and finishes slightly hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so pale ale. Nothing really special or anything I would remember.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:37:10 | More by ckollias
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Pecafaced

Maryland

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-16-2011 00:20:34 | More by Pecafaced
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Naugros

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer starts off nicely and flops in the end. Although the beer has a haze that doesn't go away, the head is impressive, rising tall and constricting into a dense ball-like mass and leaving behind clumpy lacing. The first whiff exhibits a nice balance between malts and hops. The malts are cracker-like and the hops deliver apple and orange, but he faint suggestion of sulfur is a hint of what's to come.

One sip and I'm off this beer. After you get past the massive bitterness of the hops (and not in a good way) you get more of the sulfur, but at least the apple hasn't deserted you. The bitterness backs off a little, allowing a touch of sweetness to poke itself out from behind the hops, but there is still a bunch of pithiness.

The unpleasant and untasty bitterness makes this beer barely drinkable for me. If given the chance I may pick up another one of this brewery's beers, but not this one.

Serving type: bottle

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akorsak

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bottle purchased at Liquid Assets in OCMD.

A: The IPA is a golden copper color, clear as day. Condensation coating the outside of the glass was the only interruption. A finger and a half of off-white head (barely) quickly dissapated.

S: The nose has a lactic aroma, very citric and lemony, that reminds me of certain wild ales. Not very promising in that regard. Wild Ale rating: B+; IPA rating: C.

T: The tart acidic flavors continue, clearly infected. The upside is that the infection is pretty darn nice. The lemony flavors overrun all hoppiness that may be lingering within the ale. Caramel is noticeable in smaller sips. Even post-sip burps ring of funky tartness. So my conundrum is how to rate this. Terrible as an IPA but incredibly good as a sour.

M: The lemony zing hides the IPA aspects. A good taste, even caramel appears beneath the surface, that is off the mark.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:32:21 | More by akorsak
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark chestnut brown/red color with alot of off white foam that left plenty of lacing down the glass.

S - grainy cereal aroma, not alot of hop aroma.

T - nice malty backbone with some lemon and pine hops coming through. There is also a bit of an off flavor, I just can't place it. A mix between soap and dirt. I'm not saying its bad, just different.

M/D - medium bodied, a bit thicker than expected for a pale ale, nice carbonation as well. The flavor is different and probably not not one that I'd be interested in trying again.

4.5/3/3/3/3

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 05:05:48 | More by mikereaser
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esv

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A) Inch head off a stiff pour. Tiny bubbles in head. Thickish. White. Beer is slightly orange, copper color.

S) Grainy. Maltier as it warms. Very light hops in the nose.

T) A touch of barley wine sweetnesst. Very concentrated.Nice hoppy bitterness. Not a smooth bitterness though. Bitterness really sticks around.

M) Medium

This is listed as a Pale Ale, but it's definitely an IPA. I have rated this as an IPA. It looks the part and I'm pretty sure they called it an IPA when I was in there tasting room.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 23:58:57 | More by esv
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claytri

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a beautiful light copper with a white head. The aroma was a hint of malt and a floral hop bouquet. The taste has a bit of pleasantly funky sweet malt that's quickly enveloped by a straight up hop bittering. The feel is light and dry. A good beer once a night but not asession beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 23:24:40 | More by claytri
Knot So Pale Ale from Eastern Shore Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.