Royal Charter Pale Ale | Charter Oak Brewing Co.

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Royal Charter Pale AleRoyal Charter Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charter Oak Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
charteroakbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Charter Oak's Royal Charter Pale Ale beer (named after the Connecticut charter hidden in the Charter Oak Tree) is the little brother to our IPA, but still brewed with plenty of flavor and hops. This top fermented ale is solidly an American Pale Ale style; not too sweet and not too bitter, but complex enough to not disappoint you. From your first sip and scent of a citrus and floral aroma, a solid backbone of the Cascade hop can be detected. We hope you will enjoy this well-balanced, medium-bodied, and deep golden appearance in our Pale Ale. We can assure you it is not intensely hopped up, but only a subtle bitterness and dry finish. This is a beer you can drink all night long!

45 IBU

Added by Durge on 11-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
17.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of 322wingedfoot
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
2.57/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psleepy
1.47/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had high hopes for this beer, expecting it to be a more balanced, malty version of the Wadsworth IPA, instead I got a sour mess. It tastes more like a poorly made gose than an IPA. At least the Wadsworth can be safely called an IPA. I'm shocked that these can even be sold. I fear that these positive reviewers are blinded by their local pride - this beer is nearly unpalatable.

a :: copper/amber, some lacing, one finger head with a short lifespan.
s :: sour and sickly sweet, vague floral smells.
t :: attacks the palate, the offensive sour taste covers up any other flavors that may be hiding in there.
m:: thin, slightly sticky, kind of a sweet American Ale feel.
o:: a waste of a clean glass.

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Photo of gotbeerman
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

West coast styled beer pours a distinctive amber shade and enjoys a nice head of foam. The beer enjoys a citrus nose and sessionable beer. Well-balanced ale with plenty of malt backbone and the hops become 'alive' on the back end. Unlike the typical west coast styles, the intensity of this full flavored hop did not become any more robust with each sip or pint, but rather remains stable.

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Photo of therubicon
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steveakagi
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a nice head that laces the glass. The smell is hoppy yet very clean. The taste was nice with some hops in the beginning and a nice balance with sweet malt on the finish. Overall good but not very exciting.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveHack
2.49/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

This is not good, stale

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Photo of Knapp85
2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells infected, tastes stale... Not that good

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Photo of cheesepuffs
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AndrewBV
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of PeteRiz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RADRACING
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A Nice amber to copper color. good lasting head.

S neither malt or hops dominate the overall smell. nice balance

T Has a very sharp dry after taste, probably due to the high carbonation. getting a slight oxidation taste. this could be due to bad handling by distributor or package store. Has the classic APA taste

M the high carbonation is leading to a lesser than medium body, all most to light for the style. would suggest less carbonation and a bit more body.

O over all not a bad brew. the high carbonation is leaving a very biting after taste which i feel takes away from what could be one of the best east coast APA's i have had. Looking foreword to tasting other offerings from charter oak

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Royal Charter Pale Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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