Domino Effect Transition Ale | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Domino Effect Transition AleDomino Effect Transition Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
empyreanbrewingco.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Miami66 on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of corywalston
2.71/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed form the bottle in a snifter via a friend from work. Thanks Randy!
Pours a cloudy brownish orange with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and decent lacing. Nose of caramel, moderate grain notes, and orange peel. Flavors are all over the board, crisp and creamy with a medium heavy grain note, a touch of orange peel, and a sweet caramel malt. Effervescent mouth feel is lively and keeps it smooth and finishes with a brisk herbal hop flavor. Unique and interesting with a dryish finish.

Cheers

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer187
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Punisher
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hseldon15
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of mkh895
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of holder1422
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of djjumper
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

A cream ale? I couldn't resist. Single here.

12 oz stubbie poured for appearance, which is...

Appearance (3.75) : Wow. Was expecting a darker color. It actually resembles Cream Soda. Two finger pillowy head rests on top of a dark cream soda body (that is to say, orangish with some pale tint). Head retention is decent with broken rings lining the glass.

Smell (3.75) : It's like a mix between an amber, a wit, and a horchata. Some fresh cilantro, cinnamon rice, fresh spices, bits of orange peel, a bit of cactus pear, and a small but potent hit of corn right at the end. Very fresh and aromatic though.

Taste (3.5) : I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be tasting here, and I don't know what the style is like. So I'm basing this totally on what I can detect.

Orange peel. Lots of it. Pine. A little cinnamon. Some mint leaf, basil, and strong citrus hops. Hops border on the pale ale side. I don't like pale ales but this is quite tolerable and surrounded by enough malt that it's still tasty. Lemon rind, grapefruit, some more heavy pine notes. Is this right?

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Smooth and crispy, ending bitter and dry.

Overall (3.55) : I was expecting a porter of some sort - boy was I wrong. This isn't a bad beer, but it borders on apa/ipa territory. It's still decent and drinkable, and has a low ABV so you're not totally wrecked after it. Would I try it again? Sure, if someone handed it to me. It's a nice creamy, piney, pleasant pale-esque ale. But maybe that's not what a "cream ale" is supposed to be...

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of MalterMatthau
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

P:Poured from bottle into pint glass. Good color of green on label, features George Segal statue-like man ruining prehistoric calendar. Quote on label, "Whatsoever one soweth, that shall they also reap" suggests man on label will himself be toppled and crushed by falling monolith.

A: Amber color, moderate lacing.

S: Orange tootsie roll.

T: An intersection brew: grainy angle piercing creamy cloud. Wish I knew how to describe "gainy angle" better but there it is.

Notes: Favorite Empyrean so far, now will seek it out on tap.

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Photo of Azeotrope
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of renae1979
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of barryjg
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BearMittens
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of AlbertVogler
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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