Han Brolo Pale Ale
Monday Night Brewing

Han Brolo Pale AleHan Brolo Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #359
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,536
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
80
From:
Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Han Brolo Pale AleHan Brolo Pale Ale
Notes: Brewed with lactose sugar, this unfiltered pale has a chewy malt backbone with explosions of hops, resulting in a stratospheric experience.

A juicy, pale ale. Unfiltered and flavorful, Han Brolo has a full-bodied, chewy mouthfeel. A huge dry hop gives this beer notes of tangerine and grapefruit. A lactose addition during brewing adds silkiness. At only 4.7% ABV, it’s a beer you can keep coming back to without sacrificing flavor.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 80 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WoodBrew
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm trying this beer at Blackstone Pub & Eatery. The beer poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit peel presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the Legacy single shelf offering,
LOOK: Poured into a 10oz. pilsner glass. Pours slightly less than crystal clear with a touch of haze. Produces a prominent white head that has some pretty good retention, and some solid side glass lace while slowly receeding.
AROMA: Strong citrus, especially grapefruit, some bread dough and some yeast scents.
TASTE: Tart, grapefruit.
FEEL: Tart, and bitter.
It's OK but not in my wheelhouse.

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Photo of gobrewsome
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice easy drinker somewhat a cream ale pale ale cross with mouthfeel, bready aroma and slight sweetness ie cream and slight citrus and fruit on the nose and mild hop bitterness ie pale ale. Light on the palate and a nice warm weather brew

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very drinkable pale ale. It's a bit juicy, a bit hoppy and oh so easy to drink. To be honest, one of the main reasons why I even purchased this beer was the geeky name. It's good beer to drink on hot summer nights by the pool.

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Photo of atniup
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks great, and has the weirdest disagreement between feel and taste. The lightness, the color, and the initial taste prepare you for a bitter finish; but the bitter finish never comes. It’s entirely flat at the end. While the taste is there, it’s super heavy in tangerine. Whatever else is there is overruled. I wouldn’t prefer it over some of the elite IPA’s, it won’t be the last time I drink it.

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Photo of comrade_hanson
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Has a golden, slightly hazy appearance, with quickly fading head. Aroma was grassy, with notes of black pepper Taste was surprisingly more complicated than what I was expecting, with a lot of citrusy and bitter hop notes. The light mouthfeel of this beer also really made it a joy to drink. Overall this beer is a nice summer sipper, and quite interesting for a sub 5% beer.

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Photo of oldmankoch
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tWonderful APA (Up there with Lights On from TH)

Golden Amber Haze with Fluff that fades
Zesty Fruit Basket on the Nose
Taste Follows with a mild pithy finish
Light bodied but Very creamy...perfect for a lower ABV beer
This is definitely my new Go To easy drinker.

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Photo of Buck89
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A hazy bright golden color with a big frothy white head that left chunky laces. The aroma was somewhat muted but tropical and slightly grassy. Big taste for a sub-5% beer. Plenty of tropical notes mixed with some floral and earthy flavors. The bitterness was clean and moderate. Great feel. Medium bodied and not too thin. Really outstanding.

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Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ravenforbeer
Pours a huge frothy bubbly head that forces me to stop pouring early, little lacing, decent retention, murky orange pale color

Nose super fruity, tons of orange, citrus tangerine, pith, mango, citra all over, touch of rind and pine, light sweet malt, touch grassy

Taste brings mild malt, fair citrus again, orange cream tangerine dream, fair mango, pith and paper pulp, little rind and pine and grassy, mild bitterness, little soft juicy, dry finish fair bitterness kicking in

Mouth is lighter bod a bit thin but fair creamy juicy

Overall not bad, nice citrus, enjoyable, although maybe a bit light

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Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a big rocky two finger white head that fades slowly to leave a nice creamy one finger blanket.

S - Aromas of juicy valencia oranges, light grassy notes, some light citrus peel bitterness. Some light dank hops, flashes of vegative onions.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice brighter citrus zest and juice. Somewhat generic citrus. Flashes of pine. Nice light crackery malts. Finish is lingering citrus oils.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little crisp, easy drinking.

O - Overall this was a very solid APA out of Georgia. Very, very pleasant citrus notes.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.67/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Blond and hazy, no clarity, huge 2 fingers of head, and tons of sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Citrus hops - big aroma for a low abv pale ale!

T - oh wow, impressive! Well balanced malty and citrus pale ale. So much flavor at such a low abv, and it doesn't feel light.

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - So much flavor for a session pale! Definitely have a new go to summer time pale ale

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Photo of argock
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 06/06/18.
Melon, honeysuckle, lime, pine, black pepper hop flavors on a soft crackery malt backbone. Unique flavor and highly drinkable with a light but not willowy body and even carbonation to keep the aroma alive. A stellar APA - thanks Erinn for including this one!

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grass and black pepper. a good session beer

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Photo of Dunmore200
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasty drinkability. Not over powering, with a nice bouquet like funk. This beer stands in its own with a uniqueness that will make you drink another.

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Photo of Born_Beerknurd
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy NE style IPA....




Well done by one of the best GA breweries out right now. IMO better than the Dust Bunny. Both tried on tap.

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Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a BB date of 13 Feb. 2018.
Pours with a cloudy golden colored body with a good white head that leaves patches of sticky lacing on the glass.
Dank grassy aroma with a more fruity flavor. Mild and bready flavor given the aroma.
Medium+ soft carbonation in a medium body.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BEST BY 01/13/2018 (what I'm guessing is a '3' may be something else, as the date is printed on the outer bottom edge of the can)

Appearance: Goes well beyond hazy to murky with a dulled, frosted yellow with a sea foam spray head of white froth.

Smell: Milky, milked citruses with a flush of wheatiness and stream of tropical fruitiness.

Taste: Wheat strewn with a relatively light sweetness at the start. Then, it goes citrusy and fruity with flavors of orange rind and grapefruit, also some floral, scantly resiny hints interwoven with the sweetish, milky lactose element. Lightly bitter. Tangy, bitterish, fruity finish. The lactose seems to gain just a wee bit more prominence as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad. You know, the lactose actually does kinda grow on you after a bit.

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Han Brolo Pale Ale from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 80 ratings