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Clothing Optional - Draught Works

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BA SCORE
83
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 20.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Montana, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EricCioe on 12-29-2011

A beer not afraid to bare it all, just like the enthusiasts at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, this Butte-copper hued, full-figured beer is a traditional English-style pale ale with earthy aromas and deep hop bitterness coming from the generous additions of English noble hops. Don’t be afraid to show off your pale side.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5
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4.64/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a sweet and creamy ale. A unique pale ale full of flavor, and unique aroma.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast, leaving just a trace of white lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is mostly of a bready smell mixed with a little bit of a lighter fruity smell of apple, pear and orange smell with a decent showing of a caramel aroma as well. Some light notes of citrus and pine hop round out the aroma, creating a simple, but clean smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready taste mixed with some lighter notes of a citrus hop as well as some lighter caramel tastes. The caramel fades rather quickly with the bready taste taking on a more cracker like flavor. While this occurs some pine and earth come to the tongue with just a hint of fruitiness, leaving a rather dry and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to average side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of drier flavors and moderate hoppiness the feel is rather nice, with it creating a fresh crisp base.

Overall – A fairly nice and slightly more crisp pale ale with a balanced level of hop and drier malt.

Photo of birwulf
4.62/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, in a pint glass at the brewery, on a warm summer evening. Classic and well-done version of the English Pale Ale. Amber color with no cloudiness. Aroma of light caramel with slight citrus. Mouth-feel appropriate to style. Decent head retention and lacing. Dry biscuit malt finish with balanced bitterness. A very nice beer overall.

Photo of harrymel
2.26/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

ABV 5.2% At the brewery
Pours golden with light cream foam. Nose has floral notes and faint malts, with subtle accents of grain and honey. Flavor is primarily grass and soil - very english to me. Medium body with moderate carb and semi dry finish. Meh.

Photo of EricCioe
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT - This review is for a dry-hopped version of the beer. This was noted in the beer name that I added but someone felt the need to change it.

This was the fourth or so installment of cask Wednesday at Draught Works.

This draws a pale, clear gold with a tightly-packed two finger head that sticks around forever and leaves really nice lace on the way down. On the nose there is a nice and subdued aroma of fresh hops, which the bartender informs me is either East Kent Goldings or Fuggles, with a malt backbone evident because the hops don't completely overpower the beer. In the mouth there is a low level of carbonation that makes it go down very easily. The floral and maybe slightly tangerineish hops highlight a doughy backbone with hints of caramel. The body is medium light, very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a fine, easily quaffable, very well-balanced pale ale. Jeff, the brewer, has described the base beer as a very traditional pale ale, and the serving style is obviously very traditional, but the dry-hopping adds just a bit extra that make this beer special. Keep an eye out for this on cask Wednesdays.

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Clothing Optional from Draught Works
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.