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The Bitter End Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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The Bitter End Pale AleThe Bitter End Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 666
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13.5 Plato and 30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-14-2002)
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Reviews by Pahn:
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Pahn

New York

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Stag's Head, NYC. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper, with minimal head and a few streaks of lacing.

Smell: Weak malt, and nothing else.

Taste: Nice, mild hop and malt balance. The hops have a nice bite, but almost no character. There's a mild toasted flavor, with some vague fruit (apple?). Pleasant malt aftertaste. Not very bitter, not that sweet (maybe a bit too sweet, but only a bit).

Really, I thought the taste was bland and I was utterly unimpressed, but perhaps its the style and not this instantiation that is too bland for me, so I'm not rating it too low.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation, but a bit a watery.

Drinkability: Pretty good. Maybe it would go well with food... On its own, it's hard for me to say that it's very drinkable, since the flavor is so muddy and characterless. Water has high drinkability, but if beer is like water, is it thus drinkable?

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I didn't like this beer at all. Perhaps I am not the one to review American pale ales... but I enjoy a good malt / hop balance as much as the next guy. I didn't see anything in this beer to suggest it. As a note, this was my first beer of the day, and I hadn't eaten all day, so it's not like my palate was fried or anything. Honestly, I wanted to like this beer more than I did, but it didn't particularly seem to want me to like it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2009 08:28:43 | More by Pahn
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The Bitter End Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.