X (TEN) Pale Ale - Freedom's Edge Brewing Co.
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3.38/5 rDev +11.6%
Thanks to beersndrums for this one!
12 oz bottle poured into a globe at fridge-cellar temperature.
L – Pale amber color with a huge 4-finger bubbly, foamy, cream-colored head. Incredible retention and some nice lacing as a result. Clear with a TON of bubbles. Seriously the most carbonation bubbles I’ve ever seen.
S – Lots of hops with mostly grassy and citrus notes. There’s some peppery yeast, too, and maybe the slightest touch of grainy malt, but mostly hops.
T – Once again, very hoppy but not particularly in the good way. It starts off right away with bitter hops with a tremendous mix of flavors including grass, grapefruit, orange, and earthy and floral flavors. Some of the peppery yeast comes in at the finish once the bitterness fades. The malt really isn’t noticeable. It doesn’t taste bad, but all the flavors don’t exactly blend well.
F – Light-medium-bodied, tremendous carbonation, a creamy and effervescent mouthfeel, and a mildly bitter, mildly spicy, and very dry finish. Earthy, floral, and grassy hop flavors linger for a bit.
O – This is a decent beer but I think it suffers from the idea that I think went on here. It seems like they came up with a beer that they wanted to call “Ten” because it had 10 different grains and 10 different hops. While that’s a pretty cool idea, I don’t know if they thought about the flavor profile that can happen if you use 10 completely different varieties of hops. You just get a big amalgam of flavors that don’t quite come together. I may be way off here, but it seems like they came up with the name before they came up with the beer – never really a good idea (first-hand experience with homebrewing). Nevertheless, it is not a bad-tasting beer and it’s very drinkable. I had never heard of Freedom’s Edge before trying this one and I never thought I would try a beer from Wyoming without going there myself. Thanks for the opportunity to try this one, Jared!
08-11-2013 01:10:30 | More by BlackBelt5112203
2.29/5 rDev -24.4%
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a thick and frothy domed white head. Head retains nicely. Head leaves some lacing.
Smell: Hoppy, lemon, grassy, and an off putting body odor smell.
Taste: Weird kind of sudsy taste in the beginning and finishes with grassy hops. Dont know what is giving the beer this weird taste in the beginning.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and carbonation feels soapy. Not good.
This beer is off. Just not a very enjoyable or good tasting beer. I have had some excellent beers from this brewery before though.
10-18-2013 00:38:05 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
3.24/5 rDev +6.9%
A careful pour and it foams like crazy! It has a straw yellow colour with loads of bubbles rising to the top.
The smell is hoppy..mostly of grass and grapefruit.
The taste is grassy with some bitter grapefruit, earthy malt, and finishes decidedly on the dry side.
The mouthfeel is okay but could be better with a bit less carbonation.
Overall, a decent stab at the style but I do not know how old my bottles are as there's no dating of any kind.
02-23-2013 13:51:09 | More by Bitterbill
1.86/5 rDev -38.6%
First whiff off the bottle was plastic, no good. beer is super hazy yellow-orange, ok head. Aroma is plastic, malts, plastic, Flavor is plastic phenols, citrus, not good at all. Overall this beer sucks and maybe its old but it still should not taste like plastic. Drainpour.
08-04-2013 19:15:36 | More by ArrogantB
X (TEN) Pale Ale from Freedom's Edge Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.