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Defender American Pale Ale - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Defender American Pale Ale
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 05-16-2011)
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Pours a caramel-amber color with a two-finger off-white head and some sticky lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings forward a bit of light bready malt plus some moderate caramel and a bit of toast. Hops are present -- some citrus and pine, but nothing overwhelming. Lots of balance with the malt. Taste balances malt and hops without any really taking over. A bit too much malt for my tastes. Nice bitterness in the finish, which complements the chewy body of the beer. Pretty good brew, but I'll stick with Orange Whip.

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a - Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pepper, yeast, light mint, and some citrus hops. Good, but seemed a bit more saison like to me than an APA.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, some pine hops, and light spices and pepper. More hoppy than the nose and as much like a saison, though some pepper is still there.

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Defender American Pale Ale from Mad Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.