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Handsome Guy Pale Ale | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by metter98 on 10-07-2013

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is dark yellow with a small whitish head.

S: Modest citrus - oranges and grapefruit - over light malt. Some herbal, leafy hops as well.

T: Light biscuity malt foundation, then lemony, grapefruity citrus. Slight spicy bite at the finish. Quite tasty. When I saw this was 7.4% ABV, I figured it was really more of an IPA, but the taste profile is definitely APA. A strong APA, definitely, but an APA nonetheless.

M: Good creaminess, call it medium in heft. Slightly slick.

O: Really solid APA.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spokeydonkey
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is definitely NOT a pale ale. It's at least an IPA, perhaps verging on double IPA at 7.4% abv and intense hopping.

Pours a slightly hazy and light copper with a thin white head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Smell is a burst of fruity hops: citrus and strong mango aroma.

Taste: Light malty sweetness throughout serves as a cushion for intense fruity hopping. Light citrus: grapefruit, passion fruit followed up with strong tropical punch notes. Finishes with a lingering, dry bitterness. This is all about the hops. A tiny bit of alcohol heat at the finish, but balances the hops well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Slight astringency.

Overall: This is amazingly drinkable and dominated with hop flavor and aroma. Definitely NOT a pale ale, but something I'd go back to as a standard west coast IPA/DIPA.

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Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Albany Pump Station, Albany, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some amber hues when viewed from a distance. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a short off white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—tangerines seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has lots of tangerine flavors along with some hints of herbal hops. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA definitely smells and tastes like the recipe kicked up the hops by a few notches. Despite all of the citrusy aromas and flavors, it's not that bitter and rather easy to drink.

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Photo of scotv
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of tubeman
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of LMH88
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Handsome Guy Pale Ale from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
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