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The Fletcher | Relic Brewing Co

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The FletcherThe Fletcher
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co
Connecticut, United States
relicbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WillieThreebiers on 01-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,922
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
pDev:
15.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by jaxon53:
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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nebula1999
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - hazy gold/straw body with a huge fluffy white head. leaves heavy lacing.
S - Lots of citrus up front, some light biscuit notes.
T - Hop heavy, bitter orange and grapefruit. Malt is barely detectable.
M - Light body, high carb. Moves the palate easily and dries it out.
O - Very hop forward, almost would've believed this be a blood orange variety. Worth a shot, but too unbalanced for me.

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Photo of BGsWo22
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MenardMa
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very bitter, not citrusy at all. Just not at all what I was hoping for.

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Photo of cbutova
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Opens with a very strong hiss and it shows as the pour reveals a really hazy pale golden beer with a massively foamy cap that never seems to wanna go away. Lacing is beyond plentiful in thick blankets.

S- A mix of pale fruit esters and hops off the top with a slight clash between the grassy, herbal and citrus hop notes and the grape, apple esters. Slightly hop forward and some pale cracked malty notes provide contrast to the hops.

T- Same basic story as the aroma but the hops do come off a bit cleaner with more strength to the herbal, floral, earthy, woodsy and slight lemon oil citrus notes. Again, pale fruit esters mostly like white grapes combine with semi-sweet maltiness to throw things somewhat wayside.

MF- Very high carbonation as noted in the appearance. This causes the brew to be a bit too foamy and fizzy but it does well to retain a certain creaminess and substantial padding on the palate. Grassy light bitterness lingers in the end.

Shows some promise with a nice hop bite in the flavor but carbonation issues and clashing pale graininess detracts from the overall enjoyment in the end. A few small modifications could bring a recipe like this a long way.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy gold color with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains floral hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a grassy hops bitterness that is strong but not over-powering. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely several better beers within the style.

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Photo of jlindros
2.76/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Guess I've never had anything from this semi local brewery. "born on" (REALLY?!) 6/02/15. A bit older, but hopefully still good.

Pours a nice fizzy almost 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, mild lacing, mostly hazy nectar orange color.

Nose is a bit malty, toasty reddish amber malts, big grain and some strange malt I can get that's herbal earthy like malt, or is that the hops, which are also herbal and earthy, a touch of citrus, a weird musty cat pee like resin hop thing, weird.

Taste is also just a weird, lots of herbal earthy flavors, very earthy like peanutbutter and roots, mild grassy noble hops mostly later, with fair bitterness, mild toasted grain, amber malts, mild spicy hops. Again a little lemony cat pee thing, musty. Finish dry, quite bitter, lingering musty cat pee, grassy spicy hops, amber malt note.

Mouth is med bod, over carbonated even.

Overall a mess, like a homebrewer's second beer. Not very good at all.

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Photo of newcastlemike
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well balanced, too pungent for my buds but it is an APA. Lack of fruit notes. Light and airy (not hairy with legs)

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Photo of TheDudeFromTheThing
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 311bulldog
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmr85
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Durge
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hit728
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casterbridge
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hernard
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It definitely has a weird smell, as another reviewer noted in amusing detail, but the taste is light and bitter. Definitely drinkable if someone brings it to your bbq, and summery in its way, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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The Fletcher from Relic Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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