Royal Charter Pale Ale - Charter Oak Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
10-04-2013 00:29:41 | More by far333
4/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
02-24-2013 17:23:57 | More by KTCamm
3.78/5 rDev +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.
12-14-2012 23:16:13 | More by EvanJohnson
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
11-27-2012 05:41:30 | More by Durge
3.05/5 rDev -15.3%
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
11-11-2013 19:18:39 | More by RADRACING
Royal Charter Pale Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.