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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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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: Durge on 11-27-2012

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
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by EvanJohnson:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of far333
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of Adlar2789
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of AndrewBV
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Jersh67
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DaveHack
2.49/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

This is not good, stale

Photo of mrskunk
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of cheesepuffs
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of phishfoolme
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ograd001
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of wbischof
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Knapp85
2.31/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells infected, tastes stale... Not that good

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of sailorastro
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of PeteRiz
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of PoppyParthenonE
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Royal Charter Pale Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
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