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Pale Horse - No Label Brewing Company

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Pale Horse
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 01-08-2011)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: OK off white head. No lacing, but the head lasted over 10 minutes. Color is a little darker than I expected. A little hazy. Appeared to be some floating sediment.

S: Not much aroma. What was there was floral - the Cascade dry hop. As it warmed, the malt became more prevalent.

T: Some floral hop character up front, but it went away quickly. A long lasting bitter finish with very little flavor to along with it. Disappointing in that regard. Not complex.

M: A little over carbonated for my taste.

O: Drinkable, but not very exciting.

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kojevergas

Texas

2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard unbranded pry-off pressure cap and purple label art acquired at Whole Foods HQ and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery. Reviewed as an American Pale Ale because the description on the label identifies it as such. 36 IBU. OG: 1.055. Dry hopped with cascade.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of off-white colour. Okay thicknesss. Subpar creaminess. Not as frothy or soft as would be ideal. Uneven inconsistent soapy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a hazy translucent copper. There's a bit of floating sediment suspended in the body, but I can't discern whether or not it's yeast. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for a pale ale. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws.

Sm: Cascade hops are noticeable. Vague citrusy fruit. Floral hop character. Pale malt/caramalt sweetness. Some zest. A hint of candied sweetness - probably due to the caramalt. A bit grassy. I'm getting some fairly unwelcome tropical fruit notes - maybe mango - which I've never been a fan of in an IPA (much less a pale ale). The malty foundation is a bit too bready. Hops should be more vibrant and juicy. I do get a bit of bland orange peel on the back end as the beer comes to temperature.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Seems cleanly fermented; yeast attenuation is a bit below average for a pale ale judging by the abundance of residual sugars evidenced by the overdone sweetness. A decent aroma of average strength.

T: Malty backbone is simultaneously too sweet and a bit stale: bready malts, pale malts, caramalt. Hop character is equally mediocre: generic floral hop character, old muted orange peel, vague tropical fruit notes, and a kiss of pineapple sweetness. I'd love some juicy citrusy hops or some nectary hop character, but there isn't any. Underwhelming. It's got general cohesion, but it's far from a gestalt flavour profile. The hops aren't married to the malts, and I'm not real keen on the hop choices.

Below average depth and intensity of flavour. Average flavour duration. Lacks complexity and subtlety. I don't dislike it, but I hoped for better.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. There are no off-flavours.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. A bit too thick and full-bodied for the lack of flavour depth/diversity. Sutis the flavour profile in a general sense, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. It should be more crisp and luscious. Not particularly creamy.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, boozy, hot, or gushed.

Dr: Drinkable and forgettable. A pretty meh pale ale from No Label. You have to bring far more to the table to stand out with a pale ale. I wouldn't get this again or recommend it to friends. There are equal or better pale ales available at a far better price point. Mediocre but inoffensive. If tropical fruit is your thing, you'll like it a bit better than I do, but I really can't see anyone honestly viewing this as anything close to a world class beer. It hides its ABV well and will get you drunk, but as much as I want to support local breweries, I can't recommend it over something more widely available like Deschutes.

C

Serving type: bottle

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Pale Horse from No Label Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.