Pale Ale | Black Husky Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Winter on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
140
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
28.5%
 
 
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Dusky honeyed gold with a fairly full khaki head.
The nose offers graham crackers and dank, and pineapple, and grapefruit.
Malt lays a foundation of sugared cereal and sweet bread. Hop pound down with pineapple, papaya, pine resin, and orange.
Some caramel leaks over, adding a sense of weight, but this maintain a generally airy persona.
It cheats a bit. This is an IPA in sheep's clothes. Either way, it should be purchased on sight.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been fortunate enough to have this great APA on tap at Uber Tap Room where I tend bar. A freshly tapped barrel on freshly cleaned lines is undoubtedly the best way to drink this beer. It seems to lose some of the citrusy hop aroma from a bottle.

Aroma: grapefruit citrus followed by a balanced, clean and sweet clementine aroma. A slight tingle in the nostrils finishes the scent from the high APV.

Appearance: Black Husky does not skimp on the ingredients. The beer pours a thick frothy off white head that laces the sides of the glass and retains quite well. It both appears and tastes like Black Husky used primarily light roasted malt. A bit of medium roast deepens the color to a light golden caramel.

Taste: Citrusy, Fruity, and bold. When compared to another Wisconsin APA staple like New Glarus's Moon Man, this beer is very similar, but much bolder. The hops and malt are in perfect balance, and the palate is practically unscathed considering the strength and hoppiness of the beer.

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The beer glows a murky dark orange when poured into a .5l dimpled stein. It has an impressively lasting head of foam, with a creamy surface texture and sheets of lace in the glass.

Grapefruit, candied orange peel, and pine needle scents. Floral, fruity, and very pungent.

Moderately bitter hop character, green resiny and herbal, finishes pretty dry. Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Easy drinking and sessionable for sure, plenty of hops that give an IPA impression. Fresh and teeming with bitter PacNW hops...

Thanks Jayme for the Black Husky assortment!

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Pale Ale from Black Husky Brewing
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