Belgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
North Coast Brewing Co.

Belgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale AleBelgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #281
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #33,712
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 7.92%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
13
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North Coast Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Belgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale AleBelgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This quarantine is working out in my favor as it is even better than having my Summer(s) off as a teacher. The heat will sometimes get to me to the point that I just do not feel like doing anything. In this cool Spring, I have been motivated to redd up & eradicate my beer backlog in doing so. This one is just a random Bottle (Eeek!) find in the 6-pack carriers that truly plague my existence.

From the Bottle (!): "Independent Since 1988"; "Summer Session Beer".

I Pop!ped the cap & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass, watching as it formed just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention, slowly falling away while leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a magnificent Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, summoning forth The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus from my living room, where they were watching some darn thing or another on TV. Once they had theirs, it was my turn for a sniff. Nose had a light mustiness. Was it from the yeast? Was this what the name refers to? Hmm. Bready with a very faint hop presence, all within keeping for the style. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a light honey breadiness, but it was all fairly innocuous. Finish was semi-dry, probably a result of the yeast, but I felt like I was ready for a beer after that one. YMMV.

Apr 05, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of honey, yeast, some floral notes. Taste is a bit odd, malts, light floral notes, very little hops to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Sep 21, 2018
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FLima from Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a huge thick head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of lemon, oranges, stone fruit, honey, flowers and white grapes.
Flavor with notes of orange-lemon citrusy, a bit of passion fruit, pineapple, drops of champagne and a bit of spices. Dry aftertaste with a bordering medium bitterness.
Light body with effervescent carbonation.
I found this a Belgian Pale Ale with a subtle Saison accent. Citrusy flavors are on the mild side and refreshing, making it a very sessionable brew.

Mar 31, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of spicy hops, citrus hops, yeast, sweet malt, slight esters, and alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight piney hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight Belgian yeast, and a hint of ester. Overall, better aroma than body; the body is quite muted. Good complexity, but lacking in cohesive blend.

Jan 12, 2018
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Zorro from California

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow colored beer with a rather large puffy white colored head.

Smells woody and citrus with a lot of orange and pineapple to it. Some pine board scent and coriander. Spicy smelling makes you almost forget that this is supposed to be a Belgian pale ale.

Starts out mild and light in the mouth. Pineapple aftertaste. Taste of roasted grain but the taste really is light.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall light and refreshing but not complex.

Nov 12, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is tropical fruit, spices and light Belgian yeast. The flavor is fruit/citrus, tropical fruit, mild candy sweetness, malts and a tart/lightly bitter/ increasingly spicy hop finish.

Aug 24, 2017
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottled 5/30/17
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Clear and golden with a slight orange tint in the glass, it is topped with one finger of fine white foam that slowly reduces to a thin crown of fine bubbles.

Aromas of white grape, yeast and mild floral hops make up the subdued nose. Taste is dry and mildly bitter light citrus and floral hop character. There is also just a touch of sweetness that tastes like honey suckle. It finishes clean and quick with a little bite from the medium carbonation. The mouth feel is otherwise light and crisp.

This is my first Belgian Pale Ale and is not bad but a little too dry for my taste.

Aug 19, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was surprised that this brew hand't already been added to BA. It is a clear, light gold colored liquid with a medium-sized white head. Light malt aroma with plenty of citrus peel and Belgian scents. The taste is quite dry, with a little hop spice in the middle. Dry finish with just a little citrus fruit that follows. Straightforward and drinkable.

Aug 13, 2017
Belgo-style Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 13 ratings