Addiction Pale Ale | Edge Brewing Project

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Brewed by:
Edge Brewing Project

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 01-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by doktorhops:
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3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Edge Brewing Project sounds like the U2 guitarist decided to take up beer-making for a hobby. Turns out he didn't (oh well one day Edge, one day) and instead it's an Aussie brewer and this beer is their take on an English Pale Ale. What drew me to buying this one? The label describes a combination of UK Marris Otter, Australian malts and rye combined with a mix of unnamed UK/Aussie hops, sounds interesting at least.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy orange bodied with a fluffy bone-white half centimetre head, an inviting looking brew here.

S: The aroma is upfront pine/citrus (orange) hops with a distinct cannabis note giving it a nice fresh hop fragrance. There is a solid biscuit malt and sweet rye base, but the unnamed hops definitely steal the show - making this rather more like an American Pale Ale.

T: Fairly well balanced here (though arguably the flavour profile is more APA than EPA) with a front to mid palate biscuit malt and sweet/spicy rye, followed by the pine/citrus and an earthy herbal hop back note. The spiciness of the rye plays well with the hop bitterness and the finish is at the sweet spot of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a light but dense carbonation.

D: I enjoyed this, the further I emptied the glass the more I appreciated the complexities of this decent Pale Ale. It's a bit muddled though - trying to be a new take on an EPA and becoming another of the many thousand APAs already out there. It didn't taste distinctly Australian at all, and just ended up tasting like another good American Pale Ale. So whilst they missed the mark there they did succeed in giving me a decent drop, c'est la vie.

Food match: I could imagine this with some decent grilled pepper pork ribs, curly fries with a spicy seasoning and coleslaw with corn on the cob.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a large, fading, white head.
Nose shows sweet caramel and bready malt with faint floral hops in the background.
Similar flavours, very English, some caramel and bready malt and cardboard notes. Little else.
Carbonation is too high.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a vibrant orange, thin head, just a bit of lace. Bit sticky. Pretty boring and standard.

Smells extremely yeasty. Touch of caramel and cereal notes but yeah, carbonation. Bready.

Taste is a bit more sweet, with notes of honey complementing grainy notes, touch of lemony and resinous hops and still a touch of yeast. Not too bad, but fairly bland. Just a touch too sweet for me as well.

Smooth enough, bit of texture to it which is good, reasonably full.

Drinkable, but a bit stodgy. Otherwise a bit on the dull side.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADZA
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden hue with a fast receding two finger head that settles to smog across the top and not much lacing,the smell is very herbaceous and citrus zesty hops with a slight spicy rye earthiness,the mouthfeel is medium with just above moderate carbonation and the taste is very easy going its citrusy and herbal hops with just the right amount of spice from the rye used and the finish has a slight bitter dryness that has you reaching your glass for another sip and even though it ain't the best looker in the shop it's bloody sessionable especially with this heat wave we are suffering,just like the old saying looks can be deceiving and yeah I'd buy this again.

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Photo of heygeebee
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hmmm, confused between EPA and APA here after I read some reviews before I opened the bottle - so what temp to serve at??
Opted for cold, so I ended up with a delightful orange malt bomb, with just enough hops to keep me interested, Quite sweet overall, with hop balance. It warned quickly as a hot day but temp worked well.
Defs a hybrid style, and really quite good.

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Addiction Pale Ale from Edge Brewing Project
3.47 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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