Pale Ale - Bitter Root Brewing
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
1.88/5 rDev -45.3%
Appearance- golden orange hue, a bit hazy, quickly dissipating head even with vigorous pour
Smell- citrus and floral yet quite mellow. Hop presence low
Taste- past it's date. Unfortunately this brew has been skunked.
Overall- I've had this brew before at a festival and remember quite enjoying it. Will wait until I get a fair chance.
01-01-2013 03:48:48 | More by Sark
British Columbia (Canada)
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
Decent pale ale. Big, frothy white head a cloudy burnt orange body. The head clings to the side of the glass in large, foamy chunks. Toffee, creamy malts, yeast. Very light hops and a slight citrus note.
Slightly more bitter taste, hoppier than the scent belies. A faint hint of apple. Big malt flavour as well: grains, bread and toffee.
Good body - well rounded carbonation, chewy mouthfeel. Holds promise as a good session beer.
07-15-2011 03:55:56 | More by BDTyre
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
22 oz bomber served in a Duvel tulip
A - Massive off-white head on top of a cloudy, dark amber ale.
S - Yeast and fermented grains...strained through a recently worn sock.
T - Slightly lemon-tangy up front, with bready malts and apricot/peach following. Not sweet though - the malts are dry and earthy. The finish is slightly bitter, with dried grass and sourdough accompanying the hops.
M - Decently chewy and well carbonated.
D - Wouldn't be my first choice to session, but it wouldn't be too difficult. Let's talk opportunity cost...
08-31-2010 21:13:45 | More by klikger
3.9/5 rDev +13.4%
I bought a bomber of Bitter Root Pale Ale at a beer store. $5.49. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a deep copper color, clear with a hint of chill haze, and a few bubbles rising in the glass. The head is thin and frothy, composed of rather large bubbles.
Smell is as sweet bread aroma, with a dairy presence, and little earthy scent.
Taste is malty, a biscuit flavor, with a subdues citrus flavor and a dry bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean.
Very drinkable pale ale. The price might be a little steep compared to some some common American pales, but this is a good representation of the English style. I would have it again.
02-28-2010 23:34:42 | More by RJLarse
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber body with a small white head.
Smell: Spicy toffee drops with a bit of lemon peel.
Taste: Sweet, candied maltiness. A taste of lemon peel sprinkled with spice and table sugar. Mild bitterness that lingers on into the otherwise light finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: C'mon, it's not that bad, is it? I found it to be a decent little pale ale.
05-04-2008 23:37:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours cloudy orange with a light 1/16 inch head. Below average lacing. Under carbonated with a super sweet hoppy flowery citrus smell. Very fruity that is unusual for a pale ale. The light flowery hops dominate the malts . It finishes with a light sweetness with just a hint bitterness. This is does not taste like a pale ale.
05-03-2008 22:53:35 | More by ATLbeerDog
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into my favorite 24oz mason jar, this beer appears cloudy with a thick cream-colored head, not quite white, not quite tan. The aroma is floral, about what you'd expect from an American Pale. The taste is sweet & malty, with a crisp hop bitterness at the end. There's a very slight yeasty aftertaste. Carbonation is spot on for the style.
All in all, it's a very drinkable pale ale. It's not worth driving across the country for, but maybe across town if you don't live in too big of a town.
BTW, I was at their brewery a couple days ago. That is worth a trip across the country, except for the 48oz rule (in Montana, breweries can have tasting rooms, but not full-on brewpubs, and you're limited to 48oz per person, per day!) It's a fun brew pub with a great, laid back atmosphere.
edit: I just looked at Bitter Root's website, and they've got the Pale Ale described as an English style. It actually does taste more like an English than American.
10-22-2007 22:46:31 | More by snowranger05
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
Bought 22oz bomber from the Man Store in Helena.
A: Pours an amber color with small white head, good lacing down the glass.
S: Smell is very sweet and malty with a slight metallic scent
T: Taste is very sweet, slight hoppy flavor. Doesn't really taste like most pale ales I've had. More balanced toward the malty side.
M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, goes down easy
D: Good beer, although doesn't really taste like most pale ales I've had, more like an amber I would say.
04-02-2006 02:32:00 | More by loren01
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
01/12/05- Purchased at the Brewery in Hamilton, MT
Presentation- Poured into my 24 oz glass mug. 22oz bottle with no expiration or packaging date.
Appearance- Cloudyish yellow-golden pour with massive amounts of foam. Very nice lacing.
Smell- Huge amounts of sweet caramle malts and decent floral hops.
Taste- Mirrors the smell. Lots and lots of malt. More so than hops. What hops there are are a tad bitter and acidic.
Mouthfeel- Super carbonated. Maybe it's because this beer has been sitting around for a good 5 months almost. A tad watery on the finish.
Drinkability- A decent pale ale, but nothing to go out of your way for. I do suggest that anyone try the rest of their brews though. Bitter Root usually doesn't dissapoint.
01-13-2005 18:10:24 | More by GClarkage
3/5 rDev -12.8%
Drank this one out of the 22oz bottle for lack of a proper glass on a camping trip. Pretty generic American pale ale. Decent hop profile, balanced nicely by a light maltiness. Nothing special, but certainly respectable. Perhaps on draft or in a decent glass this could be a pretty good beer.
05-25-2004 20:54:19 | More by ElGordo
3.93/5 rDev +14.2%
The beer after extrication from the brown 22-ounce bottle pours nebulous deep amber to mahogany color with a Bunyanesque creamy light tan head, the lace a thick and glutinous sheet to obscure the glass. Nose is lightly floral, backed up by nice malt sweetness, quite crisp and clean. The beer starts lightly sweet with a nice malt profile; the top is fair to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is orthodox in its acidity; the hops are purposeful in their spiciness, the aftertaste quite dry, and a real refresher as its 103 here today.
05-07-2004 01:23:30 | More by Gusler
Pale Ale from Bitter Root Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.