Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TappaKeggaBrew:
2.5/5 rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A: Clear, golden-amber. Head was a thick finger of foamy off-white which didn't linger long, but left a decent lacing clinging to the surface and walls of the glass.
S: Sweet & floral, almost a perfume aroma. There's a faint whiff of citrus hops as well. Not a typical smelling beer at all.
T: Malt greets the tongue first, with an excessive sweetness, but that doesn't last long, being replaced by the tart-bitter flavor of grapefruit rind. Something else seems to be trying to poke through when the harshly bitter hops finish hits, and stays; the bitterness doesn't even think about fading until long after it's left the palate.
M: Initially moist with good carbonation, but the finish is pretty astringent.
O: My 4th offering from O'Conner, and my least favorite (not that any stood out as excellent -- sorry, but I can't recommend anything from this brewer, which is pretty sad considering even Anheuser-Busch produces some decent beer). This one was actually a sink pour. Thankfully, I only got one bottle.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2012 02:19:50 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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2.51/5 rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
poured from a bootle into a pint glass.
A- amber but not dark
S- this beer actually smells like an adjunct lager from a keg. reminds me of my kegger days.
T- not hoppy at all, but the malt comes through. nothing stands out except the fact that it is slightly more bitter than a bud or mich or pbr.
M- the bitterness remains on the back of the tongue for a while, which is actually nice. It is one of the few things that separates it from the beast.
O- I should have known it was not worth it when I saw it in a local yocal gas station beer fridge. there is nothing that stands out tastewise, and if it were not for the extra malts it would be indistinguishable from any run of the mill adjunct lager.
Not worth the time. save yourself a few bucks and buy Bud or PBR.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 01:25:22 | More by jmutoml757
3.41/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured a amber tinted light gold body with decent head and lace. Aroma is mild with earthy hops blended with a mostly grainy malt aroma. Beer is light, smooth, rather simple and plain, a balance between citric, bitter hops and a mild sweet malt presence but this beer doesn't pack much of a punch. Dry, easy finish, this is akin to your average lawnmower beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2014 17:06:10 | More by clayrock81
Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.