Treasure Grove
Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,504
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,137
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
From:
Pensacola Bay Brewery
 
Florida, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Zach136
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: clear light Amber, thin cap and good lacing.

Aroma/flavor: medium light intensity American hop aroma. Getting some whiffs of citrus and dank

Mouthfeel: medium bodied solid carb

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A little bitter hop zest and soft malt on the nose—neither potent enough to make a strong aromatic impression overall—luckily aren't so marginal that their lightness mar the impact of this loose, limpid golden-brown APA. For a Citra-hoped ale, of any sort, Treasure Grove exhibits an especially soft-touch, without any deluge of florality or domination of humulus character. Instead, this ale features a dry, nicely and lightly bittered complexion—with just enough malty sweetness and mouth-thickness to support its hop proportions—along with a finish that hints at lemon and orange rinds, as if some had been zested off the fruit and rubbed into the hop-load. It's drinkable, crisp, and fresh, with just enough fruitiness and citric-floral tones to keep one interested (though not enough to really be *interesting* in the flashy or fantastic sense).

Personally, I love Citra's bolder elements, so this deployment—while not necessary sub-optimal, as it were—nonetheless isn't quite the type to elicit high praise or steep plaudits from me. But it's damn fine Citra-premised pale ale, overall; and, moreover, it seems—in general—PBB shoots for this sort of bar: effective, inoffensive, and tasty, without risking reaching too far beyond their wheelhouse. It's what makes them a dependable middle-burg brewery, and theirs is a very necessary niche. Treasure Grove is an especially tasty execution of these principles, and—as far as I'm concerned—a very happy addition to their rotation.

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Treasure Grove from Pensacola Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 18 ratings