1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Down Easy Pale Ale - Hoyne Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Down Easy Pale AleDown Easy Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 02-08-2012

And in the beginning, word came forth, “Let there be ale, and let it be the colour of barley in the summer sun, and let it paradoxically both quench and create great thirst.” Who are we to disagree? Sit back, take it easy, enjoy the slow ride.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of imfinished
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
2.34/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Tap. Was something potentially off with this batch

Photo of Svingjo
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This golden beverage had a nice hoppiness to it without it being overly bitter. Was surprised by the crispness and quick finish. A nice easy drinking Pale Ale.

Photo of eulerthegrape
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Gruntle
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Rready
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Osskjc
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ZachT
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint on tap at an Italian joint in Victoria, BC. A reddish orange honey-like amber color with maybe two inches of rich beige foam on top, this pale ale immediately comes off as unassuming, workmanlike, unoffensive ... Well-crafted and sessionable yet not going to blow many minds. Aroma is largely malt-driven, bready caramel malts that evoke some pumpkin or perhaps toasted pretzel along with a vague tangerine citrus rind note. The palate is similar, lots of assertive malts along with a moderate dose of pot resin and menthol hop notes, some mixed peppercorn spice, green grape and grass. Fresh and bright but the hopping is downplayed in favor of the malt backbone. There seems to be a subclass of pale ales like this, malt-driven with peppery/resinous hops as an accent (Hoptical Illusion from Flying Monkeys in Onterrible is another example), in contrast to another class that comes off more as an "IPA light" group with the classic citrus and tropical west coast hop flavors on center-stage. These former brews do make an interesting change of pace. Body on the thin side and finishes on the dry side, the bread taking a back seat to the grass (but only until the next sip). It's alright and rather English in a way, like much in Victoria.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of 1stOffender
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of leaddog
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a light amber copper with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell- leafy hops, caramalts, dark fruits, toasted grains, hint of orange peel.

Taste- Bready caramalts are predominate followed by toasted grains, and dark fruits. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with with light carbonation.

Overall- An easy drinking pale ale. This is very sessionable. The label reminds me of people floating down the Bow river in Calgary.

Photo of deNevers
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of maclean25
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Stizz19
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the other reviewers in that this could have better though it is a pleasant PA. Considering that Siren's Song PA from Canoe was so great I expected more for Hoyne. Still the hop nose is nice and floral and I did enjoy the smooth finish and nice mouthfeel.

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy, deep amber-orange with a nice, slightly sticky looking, 2 fingers of off white head.

Smell. Taosty caramel malts and some floral hops with some sweet citrus fruits and a slight metalic smell.

Taste. Caramel and toasted malts, some pine and bitter citrus fruits and rind.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice west coast pale ale.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Down Easy Pale Ale from Hoyne Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.