Defender American Pale Ale | Mad Fox Brewing Company

BA SCORE
39.4%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 66 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
madfoxbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drabmuh on 05-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,658
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
66
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
10.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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On draft at the source
Look: Appears a crystal clear, light yellow color. Looks very much like a Pilsner. Not much head but lots of bubbles flowing upwards.
Smell: Some crisp notes (fresh apple) but overall very little aroma on this one. I get a soap type smell which makes me think the glassware wasn't fully washed.
Taste: Mellow flavor upfront followed by a malt backbone and bitterness. Very crisp and easy drinking, although there is more bitterness here then I expect out of an APA.
Feel: Medium to medium-light body
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On tap at Mad Fox. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a caramel-amber color with a two-finger off-white head and some sticky lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings forward a bit of light bready malt plus some moderate caramel and a bit of toast. Hops are present -- some citrus and pine, but nothing overwhelming. Lots of balance with the malt. Taste balances malt and hops without any really taking over. A bit too much malt for my tastes. Nice bitterness in the finish, which complements the chewy body of the beer. Pretty good brew, but I'll stick with Orange Whip.

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Defender American Pale Ale from Mad Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 39.4% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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