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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 VelvetExtract:
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ACBF pour

A-Palate Mallet pours a darker orange color with a minimal, white head.

S-A heavy scent of hops. It's got the textbook citrus and pine combo but it also has some tropical fruit notes. Pungent hop aroma.

T-Bitter grass, orange, grapefruit and pine. A little bit of peach as well as some leafiness. Caramel and bread malt that isn't exceedingly sweet.

M-Bitter and dry. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Lingering flavor. Medium to full bodied.moderate carbonation.

O-I enjoyed this beer a bunch. One of the more memorable beers from ACBF. Nothing that hasn't been done before but they still did it right.

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3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
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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4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.