Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale | O'Connor Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
oconnorbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
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1
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25
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3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of OldSwampy
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.41/5  rDev 0%
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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3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +23.5%
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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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of 88caprice
3.41/5  rDev 0%
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.
3.41 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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