Conductor's Craft Ale | Junction Craft Brewing

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Conductor's Craft AleConductor's Craft Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Junction Craft Brewing
Ontario, Canada
junctioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Conductor’s Craft Ale fits broadly into the pale ale category, though we think of it more as a hybrid of traditional British, German, and American brewing techniques used to arrive at a hop complexity that constantly changes in the glass as it warms up and a drinker drinks more. With Conductor’s we wanted to tip our hats to ‘pioneer’ craft beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Anchor Liberty Ale, but at the same time the beer had to be balanced and drinkable to allow a drinker to enjoy more than one.

We used 5 different malts from Germany, France, Britain and Canada to give Conductor’s a biscuity, toasted, caramel base, and a combination of 5 different hops from Germany, the Czech Republic and the Pacific Northwest of the USA. To finish the beer we designed and built in-house a ‘hopback’ mechanism that infuses the hop aromas into the beer in line from the kettle as the beer goes into the fermenter. We use whole leaf hops of Cascade and spicy German Tetnanger in the hopback to provide a unique and intense hop aroma that is familiar but uniquely presented.

Sometimes a lot of thought goes into making something simple and enjoyable. The way we look at it, we do the thinking so you can relax and enjoy the drinking.

Added by Sammy on 09-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of eberesford
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBeerGuy19
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer did not wow me after reading such great reviews and seeing this beer at the top of several craft beer lists.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catzopoke
3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hops up front with a malt/caramel finish. I love this beer. The colour is a beautiful bunt orange and it hits the perfect spot of having great complex flavours that you will enjoy as it changes with the temperature. The hops are not over powering to the point where they kill any other flavour. Excellent beer. Congrats Conductor!

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before July 2016.

I liked this one, good have been a bit hoppier but had a nice overall overripe fruit (like peaches i think?). Nice murky copper body.

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Photo of Justin82
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473ml can I picked up from the brewery. This beer is everywhere in the 'hood nowadays.

Nice pale ale colour. One-inch head.

Nothing particularly dominant or distinctive in the aroma.

I get that they're trying to do a bit of everything with this beer (5 malts! 5 hops! It's American! It's British! It's German!), but I'd be lying if I said I tasted much of anything besides a sort-of burnt-tasting roasty malt that doesn't belong in an APA. It's just not that good.

Decent carbonation.

I desperately want to like this one, but just don't see the point of all the care and gimmickry the guys at Junction have put into it.

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Photo of CDNADV72
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Glorithm
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Long813
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ahhscarynoises
1.81/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Honestly this was the second worst beer I've ever tasted. Did not expect it to be so terrible tasting. I found it incredibly bitter and I couldn't finish it. The smell and everything else was decent and so I was pretty excited about it. Maybe it was expired or something? It seems to have gotten pretty good reviews but I personally found it way too bitter

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Photo of deonreds
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justme
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hippieflip
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSS
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Clear dark orange with a white head that dissipates quickly
S- basic sweet malty aroma on the nose
M-Medium high carbonation
T-A slight notch above the standard
O-An enjoyable standard brew. There is a hop variety that is used that I am not a fan of. After a primary buzz with a solid beer, this might fill the void but not much more.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleMcD
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Conductor's Craft Ale from Junction Craft Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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