Pipe Organ Pale Ale - Church Brew Works
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3.95/5 rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Clear amber/goldish in color. Head was small with little lacing to be seen.
S: Nice clean fruity hop aroma right up front. There's a bit of a bready malt aroma in the background, but mostly this is a nice hit of hops in the nose.
T: Good hoppy flavor, not overly bitter, just a bit on the citrusy/fruity side. Late malty tastes provide a nice balance and keep this from tasting like an IPA. Good take on the style.
M: Medium dry in character. Medium bodied. Alcohol and CO2 are in good levels. Finish leaves no real aftertaste.
D&N: A nice take on the style. Goes down easily. I'd have another.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2005 05:21:18 | More by JackTheRipper
3.98/5 rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
According to the blackboard, the Pipe Organ was cask-conditioned tonight. I don't know if I just got lucky or what. Anyway...
The beer is an almost perfectly clear, rich amber. The head is dead still, small, white and sticky. Quite spicy in the nose. The beer itself starts spicy/fruity and develops a fairly nice, buttery malt through the middle. Feel is viscous, falling short of unpleasant oiliness. The finish is a nice, dry, floral, spicy hop. I'm picking up some pleasant esters in this beer too. Overall, I really like this spicy, floral, fruity beer.
Edit: Ok, now I've looked at the other reviews. Looks like I'm the odd man out. Please send your unfinished growlers to Texas.
Serving type: cask
01-07-2005 02:07:50 | More by kbub6f
Pipe Organ Pale Ale from Church Brew Works
74 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.