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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

721 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Brass Rail Deli, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a can shaped glass.

The color is dark golden with lightly hazed look with thin pale cap. The retention is decent with fine bead and spots of lace stick. The smell is lovely with herbal hop aroma and vibrant yeast ester which brings a mix of golden delicious and slight toasted grain in the malt with grain and caramel scent and light tinge of fruitiness from oxidation. The feel is good with moderately carbonated and slightly bitter middle with balance of moderate sweetness with light tannic quality and semi-dry finish.

The taste brings a good yeast flavor with slight herbal hop flavor and mild yeast which has a fruity taste but leans toward an apple or dried fruit type tangy taste with mild malt in the middle which has a subtle caramel quality. Overall a pretty decent pale ale with more English influence -good but not as fresh as it could be..still held up pretty well, enjoyable.

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

A respectable toasted malt foundation is a welcome deviation from what's typical for this style. Woody, dried floral bittering hops are still featured, but also nicely balanced. A beer to be slowly consumed and enjoyed rather than quaffed rather quickly for refreshment.

Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +20%

05/17/12 On tap at Beer Authority, NYCVery, very nice. Great balance in the flavors. A real winner. "Same again please."

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9/1....Light amber pour, light peeks through, small white foam lid. Hearty grain bread nose, subtle orange peel too. Mellowed bitter up and then right back down. Citrus below. Bread and some lemon too. Cellared this for a bit which is suspect mellowed the flavor with good results. Good pale.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +4%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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The Bitter End Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.