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Palate Mallet - Back East Brewing Company

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Palate Mallet
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oriolesfan4 on 03-13-2014)
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Reviews by PicoPapa:
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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a murky burnt orange color with an inch of head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, bread, and some spicy and herbal hops. The taste is the herbal and spicy hop bitterness upfront. Floral notes as well. Toasted bread with some lightly toasted malts, peach and caramel. There is a lot going on here but it balances out fairly well. Spicy bitter hops at the finish with a good deal of pine. Mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side with a lot of carbonation. Slightly boozey tasting. Overall, a solid Imperial IPA I look forward to buying some cans of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was looking forward to this beer. All I can is that making your beer less accessible does not automatically put it on the scale of Heady Topper. I love supporting local breweries; in fact, I would prefer to drink local. It amazes me that local purveyors already have this on an "invite only" e-mail distribution. Brewed with 3 different hops and balanced by a dry malt characteristic, I'm not feeling the balance at all on this one. It subdues the citrus-like hops that are trying to break through. It finishes peppery, just like their single IPA and I think that it takes from the overall experience. In a market watered down by the next great IPA, this one misses the mark due to its failure to marry the hop/malt profile. It's not a bad beer by any stretch, but being my favorite style, it misses the mark.

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Poured a white lacy head...the nose is beautiful...amazing pine grapefruit pineapple with a strong banana peel finish. very smooth slight alchohol finish. Not very bitter and well balanced. I only wish I could get this stuff in a package store!!! This is a must have beer

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Palate Mallet from Back East Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.