Great Lakes Engine 20 Smoked Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.61/5 rDev +0.8%
Served on-tap at Finnigan's Wake in Winston-Salem, NC
A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and some faint golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of smokey malts with light hints of earthiness.
T: Moderate flavors of smokey malts with some lights hints of iodine. Light notes of earthiness. Light amounts of bitterness are present but do not linger for too long.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and clean.
O: This beer is pretty easy to drink as the smokey flavors and aromas are not too strong as well as the alcohol being well hidden. Definitely enjoyable.
11-23-2013 22:46:44 | More by dbrauneis
3.7/5 rDev +3.4%
Had on tap last night at the Corner Slice here in GSO.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear bopper copper color with a half finger white head atop.Aromas of light smoke and light leafy hops,a bit of sweet biscuit malt is in there as well.A decent shot of smokiness up front on the palate not over done but it plays a role,sweet dough malts underneath with a finish of pine and leafiness from the hops.Not bad,a pretty subdued APA but it is what it says it is,and it went down pretty easy.
11-08-2013 21:23:48 | More by oberon
3.94/5 rDev +10.1%
An amber-colored pale ale with a thin cap of dense foam that lays with concave edges. Visible carbonation through exceptional clarity.
Sweet maltiness with fruity tones and a light smokiness that leaches out like a dull ache. Reminds me of a beer licked by wet campfire smoke. Hops are delicate and fruity/floral.
Nice rigid bitterness offered up by citrusy hops and a crisp toastiness from kilned grain, but it's enveloped in a wet smoke. Has notes of cherrywood, grapefruit, leafy hop, tempered malts, and a touch of vanilla. Love this muted smokiness. Plus, it swells as it settles and warms.
Stoked with spicy carbonation. The body is light and drinkable. Very enjoyable.
Nice little half-smoked ale. Keeps its pale ale charcteristics. I recommend Engine 20.
11-03-2013 16:35:52 | More by thecheapies
3.69/5 rDev +3.1%
On-tap at Boston's Bistro & Pub, Dayton, OH
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some amber hues along with a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell but the smoky flavors are a little stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pleasant and easy to drink. It's not too smoky so it would make for a good introduction to smoked beers for someone who is new to the style.
10-29-2013 20:46:30 | More by metter98
Great Lakes Engine 20 Smoked Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.