Roscoe's Hop House Pale Ale | World Brews

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Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hmk22 on 07-15-2010

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Ratings:
70
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $3.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 4, 2016
Consumed: April 4, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on bottle or 6-pack

Don’t think this is going to be a good one, but had to try it for $3.99 for a 6-pack. Also noticed that it was from Rochester, N.Y., about 45 minutes from my college. Now I know that is actually brewed in Novato, Calif., but still. Hoping it is something that can be my new cheapie go-to after Dieselpunk Porter and Dieselpunk IPA both gave me a nasty headache recently.

Poured an orangeish, copper, hazy color with two fingers of off-white, fizzy head, which thinned out rather quickly. Could just barely see some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled pretty much what I thought it was going to smell like and probably what a Dieselpunk Pale Ale would smell like as well. Got spoiled peach or nectarine, caramel, buttery malts, grassy notes, earthy grain and orange zest. (Smell - 3.25)

Tasted a little maltier than the nose, but still unappealing. Got caramel, grain, nectarine, spoiled apple, grassy notes, buttery malts, herbal hops and hints of orange zest. Tasting more like an English Pale Ale. (Taste - 3.25)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was probably better than I thought it was going to be, but not something I would want to have unless I was three or four good beers deep. (Overall - 3.25)

3.25 | 75 | B-

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3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Small head that settles to a thin rim of bubbles on the glass edge. Couple of spots for lace. The liquid is dark gold and clear.

Strong caramel start. I like the floral hop on the edge of the nose.

The taste leans toward the English style of a Bitter Ale. Lots of caramel flavor with a sharp bittering hop in the swallow. Modest aftertaste but it is well balanced. Rich bodied but with a decent carbonation level.

Overall, I think this is a decent beer that reminds me of the initial beer (Watney's) that got me hooked on seeking good beer from around the world. While this could be considered a bit pedestrian for today's palate, it is very drinkable.

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