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Defender American Pale Ale | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 05-16-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
61
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
30.95%
 
 
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 61
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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
Overall a pretty standard pale ale. The mellow flavor gives it a somewhat unique taste but the lack of aroma and bitterness knock it down notch.

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3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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On cask at the brewpub. Unimpressive looking beer with a hazy straw color and little foam. Smells much better with orange, caramel, and earth tones. Great taste for an APA. A strong mix of sticky dankness and citrusy bitter hops. Nice sweet malt backbone. Great on cask.

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