I'm Sorry
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
3.84 | pDev: 5.73%
Mar 06, 2020
Feb 23, 2017
Very Good
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Released 2/14/20; drank 3/5/20 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge eggshell head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Fresh flowers, mild clove & faint strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh flowers & dry clove flavors up front; chamomile notes on the finish.

A bit dry for me, but pleasant enough.
Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle at share. Hazy golden pour, sparse head. Light grainy aroma, fruity. Taste switches over to big floral notes, rose hips, handsoap. Dry and sticky finish.
Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Dewsby from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L) Pours a hazy golden, straw color with a thick white head. Good retention and great lacing for the style.

S) The nose is floral, slightly grassy, slightly sweet, and spicy. Very inviting.

T) The taste is quite nice. The spice is very evident and lingering. There is a strong floral note, almost lavender, but I do wish it was even more evident. The slight honey like maltiness does wonders to meld the brew together.

F) The brew has a med-high carbonation that works well with the style and has a decent body.

O) This is an easy recommendation to anyone who enjoys floral and spicy Belgian brews. Paired with a fresh chevre and honey, absolutely lovely.
Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by stortore from Illinois

May 27, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

May 17, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Apr 18, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i had higher hopes for this one, still a tasty belgian pale/saison hybrid type ale, but the rose hips and special ingredients seem way too subtle to me, the beer has some residual sweetness that doesnt all the way jive, and the yeast profile isnt anywhere near as interesting or complex as it is in a lot of their other beers we had in here. slight perfume on the nose, springy and sweet and blooming, with some pilsener type and wheaty grains underneath, light but also a little sweet. some fruity esters in the yeast, green apple and white grape and pear, perhaps the faintest farmhouse funk to it, but clean when i taste it. almost has a rice character in the flavor, softly nutty and starchy but light still, and i am surprised its as strong as it is, drinks like half of its listed abv. some hops come in at the end too, a little bitterness and come mild citrus along with the flowers give it a very alive feel to it, but the residual sugar here keeps it from being as refreshing as it could be. i wanted a little more from this one, but appreciate this quite a lot at the same time. if it were fermented down to bone dry it would be a better beer in my opinion...
Mar 26, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by mush from Illinois

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale burnt yellow with a white foam of fat bubbles that dies swiftly.

Smell is unusual funk with floral, light phenols and hints of wood and cherry creme.

Frothy and semi-wet in the middle yet with a dry finish, taste is light, tart floral pear and peppery cracker.
Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, medium orange amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malt, apples and pears, light lemon, coriander and clove. Flavor is pale and candi malt, peach, clove; floral. Really nice medium bodied with good creaminess, unusually viscous for a Belgian pale. A very good take on a Belgian pale; the base and start of the sip is authentic pale ale, but a light sweetness builds, bearing floral and stone fruit notes and leading to a drier, more classic Belgian pale finish. In total, not quite a traditional one, but the flavor progression is very good and inviting. The floral notes are well handled and integrated into the other flavors. The mouth feel is unusually good for this style. I liked this quit a bit.
May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by ystazi from Illinois

May 06, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Commandophile from Illinois

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I'm a fan of Off Color. (If anybody has more fun brewing and also is funnier, then I don't know who that is.)
At this moment, I am in my mid-teens of beers from Off Color that I've Had. (I started 8 months ago.)
I'm also the first reviewer of I'm Sorry, their beer for the day after Valentines Day.
But, there is no need to apologize... as this is a good ale. (I recognize I didn't get the joke.)

Not a great looker, but I suppose this still Looks like a Belgian Pale. But it Smells and Tastes much like a Belgian Pale should; yeasty with gentle hopping. I'm Sorry handles the flowers and rosehips quite well; not loading up on a delicacy allows it to be subtle.
This ale also has a medium weight in mouthfeel, which is appropriate. What makes I'm Sorry distinctive is its softness and balance. Not too many bubbles pricking the tongue.
My theory is that softness helps a Belgian work with some foods, such as vegetables with onions and herbs. Softness, however, works less well with fatty foods that need the hops and bubbles to clear the palate of grease. Tonight, I ate my veggies. And Off Color gets a pretty good rating. Tomorrow, I finish the bottle and we see how versatile I'm Sorry is.

2/26/17; I finished I'm Sorry along with most of the motley leftovers. In inexplicable ways, they paired.
This Belgian pale does its job well as it is versatile.

5/15/17; Fortunately for me, I got a second bottle. Fresh is important with Off Color. But this was still a very pleasurable beer to accompany my world-famous ratatouille. Slight improvement in rating OA.
Off Color: Bring I'm Sorry back. It will always be in season... and will always be handy in a heated situation.

8/8/20 I'm sure I've had I'm sorry at least three times since 2017. (Also, I've had over 44 Off Color uniques in this time... just to brag about my career.) I'm Sorry is a very good table ale and if Off Color made it more, it would be in my stable of table ales. Satisfied with this review's length, I'm keeping count over at UnTappd.
Feb 26, 2017
I'm Sorry from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 17 ratings