Angry Dragon
Ten Ninety Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,371
Ranked #26,831
3.82 | pDev: 7.85%
Ten Ninety Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: Citra hop pale ale
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of MaximalC
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, dark amber color with over an inch of coarse, khaki suds. Tropical bouquet consists of tangerine, pineapple, and passion fruit, with a hint of honey.

The taste features grassy, peppery, slightly resinous hops that mostly subdue a bready malt substrate. To be honest, the synergy is less than easy. There's a distracting dankness and the suggestion of an ABV noticeably above its actual weight. High carbonation and medium body do their best to lend a dry finish, though the scrubbing bubbles are a bit much.

Overall, this comes off as a disjointed offering that doesn't know quite what it wants to be. The first subpar offering I've had from Ten Ninety.

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Photo of F1Rumors
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Too dark to justify the pale label, this seems like a cross between a brown and pale. Overall, a perfectly decent beer, but not really worth its alcohol content...

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Photo of Beginner2
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am the opposite of this ale's only other current reviewer who "would prefer a little more bitterness."
Being a malt-head, I prefer less bitterness and a fruitier Smell and Taste. This dilemma can be resolved.
Since Angry Dragon is only two years old, Ten Ninety probably should adjust Angry Dragon for Malt-Heads Like Me and hope that Hop-Heads gravitate to Ten Ninety's other offerings.

As for finishing this ale, I went into the freezer's stash of spicy food kept for occasions of difficult-to-finish beers. I nuked some spicy food. It soothed the Dragon's fire.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on June 23, 2017. Sweet malt forward with juicy tropical and citrus flavors as well. I would prefer a little more bitterness and a little less sweetness.

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Angry Dragon from Ten Ninety Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings