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Common (Dry Hopped Session Ale) - Bellwoods Brewery

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Common (Dry Hopped Session Ale)
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 5.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mild American Pale Ale brewed to be highly refreshing and drinkable. This gem has a citrusy and fruity hop aroma with light malt notes. (Common is not a reference to the California Common style.)

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 12-19-2012)
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Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2%

Enjoyed on tap at Bellwoods. This is a very hopped(Amarillo and Cascade) lager. Orange body, lots of trace. Another, and a good addition, to the trend of hoppy drinkable lagers. Mouth tingling.. The hop taste is there, its not hop overwhelming. Slight sugary finish.

12-30-2012 19:02:13 | More by Sammy
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

On tap at the brewpub, into a pint glass.

Bright orange, good lacing and a retention derived from a white head. Nose is tropical upfront, and some orange-y citrus zest. A bit of pine, with a cereally and grainy malt back drop. Taste gives up most of what's found on the nose, with only a mild citrus and tropical fruit character in the Amarillo vein. Mostly cereals and grains on the palate malt-wise. Mildly bitter finish, medium body and medium carbonation. Not outstanding, but a nice enough hop profile to warrant revisiting this.

01-13-2013 20:15:47 | More by liamt07
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

Thanks to Adam for this bottle
Bottled on Dec 19, 2012. Poured in to Tulip.

A - Medium yellow/orange in colour. Half a finger of cream coloured head formed on the pour and quickly reduced to a few scattered bubbles on the top of the beer.

S - Piney and grassy hop aroma up front with a moderate apparent bitterness. Some sweet bready malts in the background.

T - Piney, earthy and grassy hops up front with a moderate bitterness. Some sweetness and bready/honey flavours are present form the malt bill.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Lots of sticky hop oils.

01-27-2013 19:30:14 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-23-2012 01:18:16 | More by Molson2000
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

This is a different beer than the Common Pale Ale that was brewed by Bellwoods previously.

Beer is orange in colour with a moderately-sized white head that dissipates steadily.

Smell is a bit faint. Biscuity malt, light citrus notes and a bit of grass.

Despite the weak smell, this beer has a surprisingly big taste for the low ABV. Citrus and other fruit flavours are present (lemon, a bit of grapefruit, mango), some grass. Moderately bitter. Caramel malt and a bit of a spicy hint. perhaps some rye in the malt bill.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Very refreshing.

Overall, a very solid session beer. You could drink a lot of this one.

12-19-2012 04:16:11 | More by jrenihan
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-12-2013 22:06:18 | More by DaPan
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottled 3/9/2013 listed at 4.6% ABV

Very hazy orange colour, ring of white head, little bits of lace as well. Smell is very hoppy, citrus fruit, orange, tangerine and grapefruit all present in terms of fruit, a bit of dank resiny pine with just a hint of semi-sweet malt as well. Taste up front is a mix of grainy malt and dry hops, pine and citrus fruit, lots of orange flavour, sweet points mid palate, big drying finish though, honey like aftertaste. Medium drying carbonation, fairly oily and medium bodied. A fine beer this is, very drinkable and super flavourful with a substantial body and low ABV, a nice session beer here.

03-15-2013 11:54:35 | More by peensteen
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%

Lots of flavour for a low(er) ABV beer - and definitely an easy drinking, sessionable pint with enough "west coast" hop elements to keep someone like me interested.

Bottle pours a hazy, light orange with decent white head. Have not yet seen this on tap at visits to brewpub, but lower carbonation level in this bottle (dated Mar 12/13) than expected. Nice and clean hop-forward aroma of citrus fruit with a caramelized malt backbone. Light body and taste with an impressive bitterness in the finish. Lots of white and pink grapefruit, plus other citrus and tropical fruit elements.

Definitely a great Sunday afternoon beer and I wish I'd picked up more of it.

04-14-2013 21:42:59 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-22-2013 15:18:23 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-21-2013 05:55:14 | More by yancot
Photo of heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2013 20:29:24 | More by heebes
Photo of HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-11-2013 04:11:07 | More by HATS4BATS
Photo of timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%

A- Hazy orange colour with a small head which is retained throughout drinking.
S- lots of citrus, but not overly sweet. A refreshing smell.
T- Again, citrus is front and centre but balanced and not overly sweet. Hops are very noticeable but not powerful.
M- smooth, minimal carbonation.

An excellent session ale that would pair well with many foods. I will return to this beer often.

03-31-2013 01:35:34 | More by timiskin
Photo of Weebay

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-23-2013 13:03:19 | More by Weebay
Common (Dry Hopped Session Ale) from Bellwoods Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.