Comet Tail Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It honestly is a real treat every time I get to drink a beer from the Blue Hills Brewery. I have taken a few tours and have hiked the Blue hills many times and is a pleasant experience whenever I get the opportunity to visit the area. As far as I know this is a new beer by the Blue Hills, so lets dig in.
A: This beer pours a hazy, golden, lager color with a solid 1-in soapy white head that is slow to dissipate, so hard to tell any lacing at this point.
S: I get some sweet malts and earthy notes up front that consists of a slight hint of passion fruit and clove with some spice at the end.
T: Taste up front is a strong, sweet herbal flavor like a basil or parsley flavor. Through the middle I get some spice, a little malt, and some citrus hops. The finish is of dry yeast and gives off a bready aftertaste.
M: Very earthy with an enigmatic variety of flavors, full bodied but not much carbonation to speak of. Very drinkable for me.
O: A very good pale ale, not too dry and very full with its flavors. I only got a 12oz bottle, but I would definitely love a bomber of this. Prices for these beers are more expensive in stores, but if you get a chance to visit the brewery, you can get a 220z for $3.00. Never had a bad beer by this brewery which is very underrated. Once again, another solid brew from the Blue Hills!
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 03:28:49 | More by SouljaSaia17
3.2/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I purchased this in a 22 oz. bomber at my local package store in Dorchester. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance is a golden brown to orange color with no head to speak of. It is rather opaque and appears to be unfiltered. This is not the nicest looking pale ale.
Fragrance is mostly of the dirty malts, with a hint of coconut fruitiness sneaking through that is actually quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel is smooth with carbonation at a minimum.
Tastes very malt forward with hints of caramel and dirt. The hops are sneaking just slightly at the finish along with the coconut again. The fruitiness of the esters along with the hops at finish is very pleasant even if I would have preferred a bit more hop flavor.
This is my first BA review and without thinking too hard about this beer I might have dismissed it as being not hoppy enough. Thinking more I enjoyed the simplicity of the malt and the slight sweetness along with the muted hop finish. It's not perfect, but I enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 13:19:34 | More by MNBeerNE
Comet Tail Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
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