Extra Pale Ale - Almanac Beer Co.
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3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours a finger of head on a clear copper colored body.
The aroma is loaded with pine and grapefruit... it's like putting the hop cone right up to your nose.
The taste is moderate pine bitterness, then tapers off to a mildly sweet malt finish.
The texture is crisp with some softness around the edges.
Enjoyable to drink.
02-02-2014 03:39:59 | More by Fatehunter
4.06/5 rDev +16%
On tap @ Monk's Kettle
A - Hazy medium orange with a thin layer of bright white head.
S - Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, slight honey sweetness.
T - Fairly sweet at first, immediately giving way to a big bitterness. Pine, musky, orange zest. Dry, bitter finish
M - Medium body. Creamy. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.
08-07-2013 15:34:42 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.69/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, somewhat still, golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a persistang thin film and ring around the glass, leaving lacing. Aroma of tangerine and orange, grassy and pine hops, mild sweet malt. Flavor starts with orange rind, citrus hops, citrus and tropical fruit finishes with lingering hop bitterness, citrus rind and a light, distinct mandarin orange component. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. An interesting exploration of the orange citrus family, with distinct orange and orange rind flavors. The Belgian character is subtle. Finish is bitter from both citrus rind and hops and is a bit astringent in the finish. An interesting and unusual take on a pale ale.
08-22-2013 03:19:55 | More by LiquidAmber
2.4/5 rDev -31.4%
Appearance: The body is an attractive clear filtered gold. Pours with two fingers of lasting head.
Smell: Pretty yeasty, like a hopped up (and fruited) Belgian pale ale. Brings to mind orange flavored hard candy. Some chalkiness is present, presumably from the yeast, and plenty of zesty citrus. There's a touch of oak in here, too, which brings a note of vanilla that works well with the strong orange presence. This feels a bit muddled with so many different elements, but to it's credit there aren't any overbearing qualities either.
Taste & mouthfeel: Drying, somewhat astringent citrus rind flavor up front. The punchy hop bitterness and oak intensifies this effect. It's plenty yeasty, too. Chalky, phenolic, peppery, this has a bit of a farmhouse yeast quality to it. While the aroma is decent, I'm not a fan of this beer on the palate. The combination of heavy-handed bittering hops, oak and pithy orange creates a wearying astringency that beats the tongue down after half a glass.
Overall: OK stuff. It has potential, but the recipe needs some work.
09-07-2012 02:57:24 | More by largadeer
Extra Pale Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.