Ray Ray's Pale Ale - Center of the Universe Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +5.6%
Can pours a hazy, glowing amber body with a small white head with decent retention; little lacing. Fantastic aromas: bursting with orange peel and pineapple almost as much as an IPA, with equally potent notes of caramel malts suggesting lots of sweetness to come. This promise, however, isn't quite fulfilled; the flavors are hop-dominated with just a hint of caramel malts that don't even begin to balance the orange zest and resinous hop notes. This is by no means a bad beer, but the label "pale ale" sets up an expectation of an even match between hops and malts that isn't quite achieved here. Still, an enjoyable brew for those who prefer bitter-leaning pale ales.
08-05-2014 11:54:14 | More by droomyster
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.
A dull orange and apricot body, slightly cloudy a bit with minimal carbonation. Minimal retention on a big off white head that forms three to nearly four fingers tall. Soapy retention, and settles to a big bubbled puck and eventually a thin bubbled collar.
Grainy nose with a bit of mild acridity. Very quiet down here, not much else to detect either, malt or hop wise. Not awful, but noting worth getting excited about either.
Palate matches some of the subtlety and quiet character of the nose. Small grainy finish, with a minimal depth of malt character even for a pale ale. Slight juiced orange character with a bit of good stinging carbonation on the tongue.
Comes across as a decent basic everyday American pale ale.
06-21-2014 19:32:10 | More by smakawhat
2.7/5 rDev -20.8%
12oz can from ThatCracker (thanks man). Canned 2/14/14. Served in a Terrapin goblet.
Pours hazy amber with two fingers of pale head. A frothy cap lingers, leaving a good bit of lace.
Smells of floral hops, spice and a little bread. Meh.
I get a strange combination of flavors. Earthy hops, an almost nutmeg-like spice, bready malt, hay and vague citrus zest.
Fairly thin body with plenty of carbonation. Old hops, citrus pith and bread linger in the finish.
This was not at all what I look for in a pale ale. The earthy spice and iverly floral notes just turned me off. This was brewed for someone else.
06-11-2014 03:46:37 | More by ThickNStout
3.41/5 rDev 0%
Poured out somewhere between gold and amber, clear, with a creamy-ish white head that has moderate retention. Light lacing. Hard to judge the aroma since there isn't any once the head dissipates. The taste is mild but decent, with some light carmel malt notes and little bit of hops. Nothing really distinct or memorable about it, though. There is a decent weight to the body but a little bit of fizz from the carbonation. It's not terrible, but it's nothing to get excited about, either.
06-05-2014 20:51:27 | More by delta490
Ray Ray's Pale Ale from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.