Comet Tail Pale Ale | Blue Hills Brewery

Comet Tail Pale AleComet Tail Pale Ale
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Comet Tail Pale AleComet Tail Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by morebeergood on 03-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this in a 22 oz. bomber at my local package store in Dorchester. I poured it into a pint glass.

Appearance is a golden brown to orange color with no head to speak of. It is rather opaque and appears to be unfiltered. This is not the nicest looking pale ale.

Fragrance is mostly of the dirty malts, with a hint of coconut fruitiness sneaking through that is actually quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel is smooth with carbonation at a minimum.

Tastes very malt forward with hints of caramel and dirt. The hops are sneaking just slightly at the finish along with the coconut again. The fruitiness of the esters along with the hops at finish is very pleasant even if I would have preferred a bit more hop flavor.

This is my first BA review and without thinking too hard about this beer I might have dismissed it as being not hoppy enough. Thinking more I enjoyed the simplicity of the malt and the slight sweetness along with the muted hop finish. It's not perfect, but I enjoyed it.

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3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with a .25 finger worth of super bubbly white head. Tons of sediment floating in this one, and even though I prefer an unfiltered beer, this is a turn off.

S: Mostly sweet malts mixed with a little bit of fruitiness. Some pineapple maybe, some coconut, and a little spice. Some passion fruit too. Not a lot of hops to smell here. Not bad for a Pale Ale, though.

T: Taste kind of like dirty malts. There is some sweetness, some fruitiness, but the dirty, sweet malts overshadow all the other flavors to me. There is some spice in here too. First taste was kind of nasty, but the palette has adjusted to some extent. Not terrible, not great. Tasting a bit soapy later on.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Decent oily feel. But, even the feel is a little ho-hum. Can't really find anything to rave about here. This is average.

O: To me, this beer is poised to be pretty good, but falls shorts in some critical areas. Clean up the body a bit, and tweak the flavor, and this beer jumps considerably. As it is, it's really an average Pale Ale. Would recommend several others before this.

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Comet Tail Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
Beer rating: 43.9% out of 100 with 41 ratings
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