Tallulah Extra Pale Ale (XPA) - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours a darker version of yellow; not orange but still yellow. Sticky, doughy head. Well laced.
S-Tropical and floral hoppiness in a very subdued fashion.a bit of dry grain and pale and cracker malt. Hoppiness is relatively distinctive.
T-More of the same. Hops are fa from intense but the flavors they release are pleasant. Floral, grassy, tropical are the hops. Cracker, white bread malt.
M-Mild bitterness. Well carbonated. Lighter bodied. Quite imbibable.
O-Pretty decent. Tallulah maintains a 'ladylike' form through and through but it has some zip to it.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 01:04:42 | More by VelvetExtract
4.4/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I am still at The Fridge, my local speakeasy, also known as a bottle shop, still immersed in my imagination. I am reviewing Speakeasy Ales & Lagers and I have begun to imagine that I am doing so during Prohibition while reading "Chicago Noir". Remember, beer and noir do NOT mix!
From the bottle: "Legit since 1997"; "Limited Release"; "Hand Crafted"; "A Show-Stopper"; "Tallulah mesmerizes with tropical fruit aroma and a radiant golden glow. This show-stopper is dry-hopped with Calypso and El Dorado hops and will leave you begging for and encore."; "Independently owned and operated".
Yeah, Tallulah's limited, all right. She's one tough flapper who ran to her current keeper, Double Daddy, upon her limited release from Joliet Women's Prison, but that hasn't kept her from making time with me. No matter that I already have The Old Lady, plus Big Daddy's squeeze, Scarlett, all being juggled like I am center ring in the circus. Big Daddy already suspects something is up, but if his bigger brother ever got a whiff of my dalliances, he would literally rip me apart! He is one big fellow, but since he was out of town, I called Tallulah and had her come by. She is always eager to come out and play and a quick pour was therefore in order. Two fingers of dense, eggshell-white head were the result and she merely grinned at me as I licked my chops in anticipation. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity and the unwanted guests, Mammon, Croesus and Midas all showed up, wanting to (at least) dance with Tallulah. Jeez-O, man, don't I have enough trouble with the Daddy brothers without adding this lot to the mix? I put a record on the Victrola, spun the crank and stood back as she began to dance for us. Her flapper dress shimmied and shook and her two long strings of pearls acted as though they had minds of their own. She gave off a sweet, tropical scent, like pineapples and I began to think that maybe I ought to just hie down to Hunter's Point, join the Navy and get the hell out of town. I seem to have a penchant for playing with fire and soon, somebody was going to want some Payback. In the meantime, I was having some Tallulah and, man, she was tasty! Tropical fruits wafted over my tongue, including the aforementioned pineapple, along with mango and papaya. Her mouthfeel was a little rougher than her Speakeasy sister, Scarlett, but she knows that I don't mind it on occasion. Basking in the afterglow of her semi-dry finish, I inquired as to Double Daddy's whereabouts. Her reply that he was to meet her later, here at The Fridge, set my every nerve on edge. "What?!? Are you nuts? Why would you bring that hulk anywhere near me?" I asked. She just shrugged, lit a coffin nail, smiled at me, and resumed her dance of Salome as I felt my world begin to collapse inwards.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 19:13:01 | More by woodychandler
4.55/5 rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into pint glass. Wow! Unique beer. Have tried a fair share of Pale Ale's but this is nice. Cannot judge this one by its cover (unless you mean bottle art in which case, tops). Looks eh, smells eh, but the taste, momma mia! Malty hoppy delicious. Mouthfeel is smooth and a tad creamy even. Im a big fan after one beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 05:28:59 | More by Johnny_Muir
Tallulah Extra Pale Ale (XPA) from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.