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Royal Charter Pale Ale - Charter Oak Brewing Co.

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Royal Charter Pale AleRoyal Charter Pale Ale

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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charter Oak Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Charter Oak's Royal Charter Pale Ale beer (named after the Connecticut charter hidden in the Charter Oak Tree) is the little brother to our IPA, but still brewed with plenty of flavor and hops. This top fermented ale is solidly an American Pale Ale style; not too sweet and not too bitter, but complex enough to not disappoint you. From your first sip and scent of a citrus and floral aroma, a solid backbone of the Cascade hop can be detected. We hope you will enjoy this well-balanced, medium-bodied, and deep golden appearance in our Pale Ale. We can assure you it is not intensely hopped up, but only a subtle bitterness and dry finish. This is a beer you can drink all night long!

45 IBU

(Beer added by: Durge on 11-27-2012)
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-21-2014 01:37:12 | More by Griffith
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2014 18:07:08 | More by Latarnik
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-05-2014 21:48:18 | More by JTomczak
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swierczt

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-11-2013 18:57:20 | More by swierczt
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-30-2013 03:20:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2013 19:21:07 | More by salthemonster
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RADRACING

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A Nice amber to copper color. good lasting head.

S neither malt or hops dominate the overall smell. nice balance

T Has a very sharp dry after taste, probably due to the high carbonation. getting a slight oxidation taste. this could be due to bad handling by distributor or package store. Has the classic APA taste

M the high carbonation is leading to a lesser than medium body, all most to light for the style. would suggest less carbonation and a bit more body.

O over all not a bad brew. the high carbonation is leaving a very biting after taste which i feel takes away from what could be one of the best east coast APA's i have had. Looking foreword to tasting other offerings from charter oak

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 19:18:39 | More by RADRACING
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-09-2013 19:18:48 | More by jfcaa193
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-26-2013 10:37:44 | More by mrskunk
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far333

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apricot colored with a thick inch high head of rocky foam that lingers long and lasts throughout the pint. Inviting aroma of brown sugar, pine needles, and citrus rind pith.

Flavors of grapefruit rind, citrus bitters, grassy herbal notes, with a spicy, almost peppery finish. Good honey malt balance, but bitterness is assertive. Earthy notes in the background. Rich and full and creamy mouthfeel. Another good CT arrival.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 00:29:41 | More by far333
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

09-18-2013 23:20:19 | More by phishfoolme
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-19-2013 01:18:04 | More by Jersh67
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2013 16:00:09 | More by DooshBagalow
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Ograd001

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 23:23:33 | More by Ograd001
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-20-2013 19:55:42 | More by sailorastro
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-02-2013 22:29:25 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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wbischof

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-02-2013 15:47:35 | More by wbischof
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jrhodes511

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-28-2013 21:07:55 | More by jrhodes511
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to sample the second offering from this new CT brewery. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark amber with fluffy head of white foam. Sticky. Light grapefruit nose. Soft malt. Taste is a smooth balanced pale - more malt than bitter. Citrus/fruit too. All in moderation. Bready.

Very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 17:23:57 | More by KTCamm
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Adlar2789

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-26-2012 20:53:24 | More by Adlar2789
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EvanJohnson

Arkansas

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really liked this beer. It's on the hoppy side for a pale ale but I found the flavor to be a lot deeper as well which I enjoyed. I was expecting a pale gold color but it actually pours much more towards a copper. It's not overpowering and has good carbonation. A different take on the pale ale which was much appreciated. Looking forward to more from this brewery as their first two offerings have been conservative with a mass appeal but still with a little twist that makes them a bit different from the norm.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 23:16:13 | More by EvanJohnson
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Durge

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pale ale, at 45 IBU's, shows a golden brown color, clear with a very decent off-white head and excellent sheets of lace. The aroma brings out tart apple cider caramel, sort of an herbal hop, kind of skunky. The flavor is pretty harsh with biting grass hops over a diluted caramel-brown bread and a sort of oak edge. It's pretty much all about bitterness and not so much about flavor in my book, especially since I'm not the biggest fan of grass hop flavors. The skunky brown bread is oaky but somewhat watered down and not what I personally look for in a pale ale. The body is medium light with a somewhat watery feel and mild carbonation. It's really an okay brew but a little more agressively hopped than most pale ales, which wouldn't be a problem if it included the flavor and not just the bitterness. well worth a try though and an encouraging effort from this young brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 05:41:30 | More by Durge
Royal Charter Pale Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.