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Royal Charter Pale Ale - Charter Oak Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Royal Charter Pale Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
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