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Down Easy Pale Ale - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Down Easy Pale AleDown Easy Pale Ale

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 02-08-2012)
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Reviews by JefferyYoung:
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-18-2013 21:39:15 | More by JefferyYoung
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Osskjc

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-27-2014 22:21:50 | More by Osskjc
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2014 20:24:48 | More by ZachT
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2014 01:53:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-08-2014 06:07:45 | More by schopenhauerale
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-03-2013 01:00:12 | More by 1stOffender
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 22:38:32 | More by leaddog
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 05:26:17 | More by deNevers
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-17-2013 04:07:10 | More by maclean25
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2013 13:56:23 | More by KStark
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-14-2013 05:06:20 | More by kelvarnsen
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-08-2013 04:33:28 | More by twelveinches
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-25-2012 00:27:18 | More by KalanM
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-13-2012 03:18:31 | More by ChuckGnarly
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-26-2012 17:16:38 | More by likeemdark
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Stizz19


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-22-2012 02:23:55 | More by Stizz19
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 00:46:44 | More by canucklehead
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-14-2012 04:59:02 | More by chickenm
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:11:23 | More by Rutager
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ehhhh....gotta say while the taste is good and it's easily drinkable, I wouldn't call this one a favourite or anything special. It's a decent pale ale with the proper amount of hops you would expect, but it just doesn't strike me as awesome. I wouldn't glowingly recommend this beer but if you really want to give it a try you should, maybe it will tickle your fancy after all.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 03:52:16 | More by timtwoface
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoyne Brewing "Down Easy Pale Ale" @ 5.2% served cold from a 650 ml bottle into a stein
A-poured a copper like color with small head and little lacing
S-hints of citrus and barley
T-a hoppy bitterness is there through out
MF-mild carbonation , very hoppy on my palate
Ov-just to hoppy for me , a summer brew perhaps

cheers LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 02:07:46 | More by LampertLand
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-15-2012 00:39:00 | More by fizzyted
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a thin white head. Malts, biscuits and yeast in the nose. Light, creamy, buttery notes. Citrus-y hops.

Big, biscuity malts. Creaminess, light butter. Noticeable citrus profile to the hops. Not bad, but almost a bit too hoppy. Good carbonation, decent brew but not the best.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 06:05:35 | More by BDTyre
Down Easy Pale Ale from Hoyne Brewing Co.
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