Pale Ale - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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3.54/5 rDev +7.9%
A: Pours a clear amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head that takes some time to settle.
S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, crackers, black pepper, lemon jelly, bitter orange, herbs, leather, and black tea are most noticeable.
T: Hoppy notes of black tea, lemon jelly, bitter orange, herbs, leather, black pepper, and mild tobacco are balanced by firm notes of caramel, toffee, crackers, and biscuits. The finish is dry and mild with notes of lemon, tea, caramel, and biscuit most pronounced.
M: Medium in body and initially somewhat sappy, although the beer turns dryish around mid-palate. Carbonation is firm, yet delicate. Really easy to drink.
O: I think classifying this beer as an APA is a bit misleading. The flavor profile reminds me more of English IPAs and pale ales. In the end, this is not a bad beer, but I think it is a bit misunderstood.
12-07-2013 18:15:41 | More by mrfrancis
4.31/5 rDev +31.4%
16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
A - Clear golden wheat in color, the beer resembles the Hinterland H circle and features plenty of carbonation feeding the beer's billowing white head. Thick chunky lace cakes the glass with sticky webbing, putting the cap on the perfect appearance.
S - Delicate and restrained but deliberate in their use, the hops impart a citrus and floral fragrance of freshly zested lemon, lemongrass, and spring garden for a lovely overlap of subtle grainy pale malts and a kiss of pear skin.
T - Hoppiness appears cleanly in flavor, mirroring the aroma's subtle but deliberate delivery of lemony citrus and bright floral attributes before finishing with very light malt sweetness reminiscent of honey spread thinly over toast.
M - The flutter of bitterness that punctuates the finish of this light-bodied pale ale adds exceptional dryness, which lingers on the tongue with citrus notes for wonderful drinkability.
O - Hinterland Pale Ale's simple and restrained hop use isn't to be misconstrued as underhopping as the level is perfect to offset and rise above the grainy pale malt base, developing with easy drinking bitterness and citrus and floral flavor. This might not have slap-in-the-face hops but not every pale ale has to.
11-12-2013 02:54:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.49/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from an undated 16 oz. bottle: very attractive reddish orange with a fluffy white head. There were suspended particles evident when held up to the light.
The aroma was very faint with hints of sweet caramel; no hop aroma detected.
As other reviewers have noted, this is a very mild ale, quite similar to many English imports. That is not to say it is not flavorful, just not what you expect in an "American pale ale". The flavor profile begins with a sweet, rounded malt flavor that never becomes cloying. Faint hints of sourness and fruit keep the ale refreshing and interesting.
Light-bodied with low carbonation, the ale has a thin and slick mouthfeel with a short-lived aftertaste.
This is a decent, quaffable ale, but not what I expected for the style. The Hinterland website refers to this as a "hybrid" pale ale. Perhaps they were going for both English and Amercan characteristics.
02-10-2013 00:24:35 | More by jkrich
Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.