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Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the offshore fishing grounds located 60 miles off the coast of Virginia, Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale is a medium-bodied American Pale Ale, with a biscuity malt palate and a pleasant hop finish.

40 IBUs

Added by jporf911 on 07-04-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
114
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
33.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 114
Reviews by AleWatcher:
Photo of AleWatcher
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was tossed in as an extra by lambicking in our fantastic trade!
Thanks a lot my friend!

No freshness dating, but it looks and smells fresh.
Served in a tulip pint.

Clear pale orange body with an almost white head of 1.5 fingers that settled rather quickly to leave a thin but rocky film that's a bit thicker at the edges. Some spotty chunks of lacing hang behind. I like the color... Little more retention and lacing and this would be better looking.

Smells biscuity and bready with some crystal malt notes. The hops hold floral and citrus with a slightly soapy note. Orangey/grapefruit and floral hops. Pretty dry finish.

Feels pretty good-- a bit thin, but quite good in that sense because it makes me think I could drink multiple bottles with ease. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall-- not bad. Certainly not the best pale ale I've had, but far from the worst. Enjoyable and drinkable in its own right, though not necessarily my favorite take on the style.

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Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HerbMeowing
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of mjh0527
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bdtva
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mazarate
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of aapike86
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of syntheticwings
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours lighter yellow with lots of fading white foam. Decently smooth good drinking pale. Nothing exceptional, just a good summer night quencher. Drying finish.Hop aroma, citrus orange and lemon flavour, middling mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Thanks Radek.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dull gold in color with an off-white head. Nose surprisingly bready, together with some grassy and floral hops. Taste reminds me of many lagers. Hops develop a bit, but the taste is not as richly hoppy as many pale ales. Has some of what I consider a metallic hops flavor later in the taste profile. Definite bitter hops aftertaste. The kind of ale I find myself calling "refreshing" rather than "tasty." I could not find a best-by date on the bottle, and it's possible this could be better if fresher.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Grabbed a bottle at the Hyatt Place in Norfolk during a recent stay. Poured into a curved hotel glass.

The Oconnor brewing co Norfolk canyon pale ale was very average. Pours medi copper with a ring of white foam. Faint malt smell. Soapy. Taste is a thin malt with a minty hop spread throughout. Fast finish. Nice local beer. 375 325 350 350 350

Liked the chance to sample a local, but nothing to come back to.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRMcD
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: served in a standard shaker pint, Norfolk Canyon (named after a seafloor canyon off the VA coast) is a light to medium amber in color, sporting a layer of off-white carbonation with decent retention

s: husky lightly toasted and pale grain aromas, some sweetness but noting out-of-line, grassy citrus hops, nice start

m: carbonated to moderate levels, the body light-medium

t: pale malt body with a moderate grainy, toasted flavor, barley husk, reasonably hoppy with flavors of dried citrus, on the sweeter side to start but cleaning nicely, light-moderate bittering

o: a nice pale ale, a little sweet/grainy at times for my preference, but everything balances well in the end

draft at Harpoon Larry's, Hampton, VA, paired nicely with a monster blackened crab cake

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Photo of Unclejesse33
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of JoeCorleone
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MUTINY
4.21/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz (fresh) bottle into a wine tumbler.

A: Just OK, hazy golden with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Crackery malt & a subtle, pleasant kiss of hops.

T: Refreshingly dry with semi-sweet maltiness playing nicely against an increasingly bitter hop component & finish.

M: This is great, carb is right where it needs to be. The malt gives this brew a great body without making it too heavy.

O: Really like this pale.

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Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jamesod
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of 88caprice
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: It's OK. It's a pretty straight-forward APA. Not too harsh at 40 IBUs.

Look: golden honey hue, clear, some bubbles and sudsy lacing.
Smell: fresh, mild citrus-fruity hop aroma, some metallic hints like stainless steel.
Taste: bitter hop upfront, biscuity malt finish with lingering bitterness that resembles grapefruit rind.
Feel: medium/light body, easy to drink.

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Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
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