Down Easy Pale Ale | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Down Easy Pale AleDown Easy Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
And in the beginning, word came forth, “Let there be ale, and let it be the colour of barley in the summer sun, and let it paradoxically both quench and create great thirst.” Who are we to disagree? Sit back, take it easy, enjoy the slow ride.

Added by BDTyre on 02-08-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 39
Photo of Svingjo
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This golden beverage had a nice hoppiness to it without it being overly bitter. Was surprised by the crispness and quick finish. A nice easy drinking Pale Ale.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint on tap at an Italian joint in Victoria, BC. A reddish orange honey-like amber color with maybe two inches of rich beige foam on top, this pale ale immediately comes off as unassuming, workmanlike, unoffensive ... Well-crafted and sessionable yet not going to blow many minds. Aroma is largely malt-driven, bready caramel malts that evoke some pumpkin or perhaps toasted pretzel along with a vague tangerine citrus rind note. The palate is similar, lots of assertive malts along with a moderate dose of pot resin and menthol hop notes, some mixed peppercorn spice, green grape and grass. Fresh and bright but the hopping is downplayed in favor of the malt backbone. There seems to be a subclass of pale ales like this, malt-driven with peppery/resinous hops as an accent (Hoptical Illusion from Flying Monkeys in Onterrible is another example), in contrast to another class that comes off more as an "IPA light" group with the classic citrus and tropical west coast hop flavors on center-stage. These former brews do make an interesting change of pace. Body on the thin side and finishes on the dry side, the bread taking a back seat to the grass (but only until the next sip). It's alright and rather English in a way, like much in Victoria.

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Photo of leaddog
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a light amber copper with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell- leafy hops, caramalts, dark fruits, toasted grains, hint of orange peel.

Taste- Bready caramalts are predominate followed by toasted grains, and dark fruits. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with with light carbonation.

Overall- An easy drinking pale ale. This is very sessionable. The label reminds me of people floating down the Bow river in Calgary.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the other reviewers in that this could have better though it is a pleasant PA. Considering that Siren's Song PA from Canoe was so great I expected more for Hoyne. Still the hop nose is nice and floral and I did enjoy the smooth finish and nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of Rutager
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy, deep amber-orange with a nice, slightly sticky looking, 2 fingers of off white head.

Smell. Taosty caramel malts and some floral hops with some sweet citrus fruits and a slight metalic smell.

Taste. Caramel and toasted malts, some pine and bitter citrus fruits and rind.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice west coast pale ale.

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Photo of timtwoface
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ehhhh....gotta say while the taste is good and it's easily drinkable, I wouldn't call this one a favourite or anything special. It's a decent pale ale with the proper amount of hops you would expect, but it just doesn't strike me as awesome. I wouldn't glowingly recommend this beer but if you really want to give it a try you should, maybe it will tickle your fancy after all.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoyne Brewing "Down Easy Pale Ale" @ 5.2% served cold from a 650 ml bottle into a stein
A-poured a copper like color with small head and little lacing
S-hints of citrus and barley
T-a hoppy bitterness is there through out
MF-mild carbonation , very hoppy on my palate
Ov-just to hoppy for me , a summer brew perhaps

cheers LampertLand

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Photo of BDTyre
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a thin white head. Malts, biscuits and yeast in the nose. Light, creamy, buttery notes. Citrus-y hops.

Big, biscuity malts. Creaminess, light butter. Noticeable citrus profile to the hops. Not bad, but almost a bit too hoppy. Good carbonation, decent brew but not the best.

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Down Easy Pale Ale from Hoyne Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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