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Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Norfolk Canyon Pale AleNorfolk Canyon Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jporf911 on 07-04-2010)
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

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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S- this beer actually smells like an adjunct lager from a keg. reminds me of my kegger days.
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Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.