I-90 - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Live review. Poured from the growler that I bought at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor for $11.99 into a clean, clear pint glass. I continue to enjoy their growler program as the beers that they have on tap are varied and in some cases (like this one) only available on tap.
A Translucent golden yellow body under a one inch egg white head. Pretty standard look. 3.5
S Nice basic floral hops smell with a bit of sweet malt. The floral hops seem to be balanced nicely. There is a certain peppery aspect to the smell as well. This is a good smell. 4.0
T Taste flows directly from the smell. The floral hops predominate, there is a faint malt sweetness but the taste offers something that the smell did not...the certain sense of barley malt husks. Taste is interesting but not mind blowing. 3.5
M Feel is beefed up by that peppery, hops taste but this is a translucent Pale Ale so the feel is probably moderate. It is appropriate to the style but just not that remarkable. 3.0
D/O Drinkability is good. I have not checked the ABV but it does not taste very elevated. Overall this is a safe Pale Ale, an appropriate selection to commemorate Cleveland Beer Week 2011 which is what it was meant to do. 4.0
Notes: I live and often drive up and down Interstate 90 (which is between Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood, NY and Cleveland, Ohio) but I am not sure of naming a beer for a roadway (what with DUI and all).
Serving type: growler
11-16-2011 02:35:54 | More by adamette
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at the empty pint pub at the brewery. poured into a nonic pint glass. according to the bartender this was a pale ale brewed for Cleveland beer week.
pours out a very clear golden color with some nice white head that held some decent retention, thin layer. a little bit of some nice lacing on the glass.
in the aroma some tropical fruits, kind of dank raw pellet hops, and some citrus, maybe lemony. not a super intense hop aroma but fits the pale ale category. a little bit of a grainy aroma as well.
again, from the hops you get some tropical fruits, grapefruit citrus, a bit of lemon citrus, and a slight raw pellet hop flavor. a bit of grains try to balance. again, nothing intensely hoppy but it works for a sessionable pale ale.
mouthfeel is more towards the lighter side, lighter body. some hop bitterness in the finish, nothing really wrecking your palate however. just a touch watery at times.
overall, this is very similar to a lot of Southern Tiers other pale ales (pale, hopsun, mow master). same kind of malt and hop profile, only suddle differences between the 2. i wouldnt really seek this out again, but worth atleast one try.
Serving type: on-tap
10-16-2011 16:02:22 | More by dogfishandi
I-90 from Southern Tier Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.