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Domino Effect Transition Ale - Empyrean Brewing Company

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Domino Effect Transition AleDomino Effect Transition Ale

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 40
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 26.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Miami66 on 08-17-2013

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Pours a cloudy brownish orange with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and decent lacing. Nose of caramel, moderate grain notes, and orange peel. Flavors are all over the board, crisp and creamy with a medium heavy grain note, a touch of orange peel, and a sweet caramel malt. Effervescent mouth feel is lively and keeps it smooth and finishes with a brisk herbal hop flavor. Unique and interesting with a dryish finish.


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Appearance (3.75) : Wow. Was expecting a darker color. It actually resembles Cream Soda. Two finger pillowy head rests on top of a dark cream soda body (that is to say, orangish with some pale tint). Head retention is decent with broken rings lining the glass.

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Orange peel. Lots of it. Pine. A little cinnamon. Some mint leaf, basil, and strong citrus hops. Hops border on the pale ale side. I don't like pale ales but this is quite tolerable and surrounded by enough malt that it's still tasty. Lemon rind, grapefruit, some more heavy pine notes. Is this right?

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Domino Effect Transition Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
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