Breaking Bitter | Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beyondthepale.ca

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bylerteck on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mtomlins:
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4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32oz growler into a stemmed tulip glass.

A nice amber color, a bit hazy, with a small, white head, minimal lacing and no real retention. There is a pleasing nose, nicely balanced between caramel malt and hops (citrus and a bit of grass); maybe a touch of bready yeast. The flavor palate follows suite but a bit more of the bread/biscuit malt flavors come through very nicely balance by the bittering hops coming out strong and spicy. Medium body and carbonation. A bitter, I am not sure, but BB is definitely a delicious, thirst-quenching, easy drinking brew and is one of my go-to beers at BTP.

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Photo of Sammy
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ottawa takeover at the only cafe. A bit bitter but otherwise so-so.light orange colour. BTP has more hits than misses, but this is... a big miss. Sorry.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Growler: Poured a clear chestnut color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of dry caramel malt is tad too dry for my own taste. Taste is a mix of dry caramel malt with light hoppy notes with again a dry finish. Light grainy notes are also noticeable. Not sure it is a bitter per style guideline and not sure I totally enjoy this enough to order again.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second time I've bought a few Boston Rounds of this stuff from BTP. It seems to me to be one of the British bitter ales, but it's caterogized as being an American pale ale....but I digress.

It's got a nice sweet malty taste that gets even better as it warms. Not an over abundant amount of carbonation and relatively clean bitter fish. Great aftertaste, seems like a caramel- coffee thing going on....I like it! I'm sure I'll have this again when I next pop by the BTP brewery.

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Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nullbort
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bylerteck
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Poured hazy copper with one finger of off white head. Good carbonation. Minimal lace and barely a film of retention.

S - Big juicy hops. Citrus, grass, oranges, pineapple.

T -More grass than the aroma. Lot's of orange. Honey, spicy yeast. Quite nice. Mellow orangey notes. Fruit juice.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, fruity light bitterness.

O/D - Fairly enjoyable. Not a 'bitter' as it seems they've tried to market it as, but an enjoyable geer. Quite drinkable with lot's of hop flavour. Good stuff.

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Photo of Simon212
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Breaking Bitter from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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