Spirit Animals
Only Child Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
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3.72 | pDev: 5.38%
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Photo of swenny916
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can date unknown, but purchased at brewery in late March. Poured into tulip glass.

Color is less hazy than I am used to for a double dry hopped beer. Taste is very malty, which could mean it's an older can. Finish is still smooth, but lacking any citrus taste.

Of all the Only Child pale ales I've had, this is probably my least favorite, but part of that is because they usually knock it out of the park.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on April 6, 2017. Look is amber orange with a thick white head and lingering lacing. Smell is bitter citrus and dry bread malt. Flavor is dry malt and bitter citrus. Feel is medium in body with a dry and somewhat bitter finish.

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Photo of Buck89
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is billed as a double pale ale. Poured from a can (unknown packaging date) into a snifter. Nice-looking beer. Very clear amber-orange color with a generous off-white head. Nice foam retention and lacing in the glass. The aroma featured oranges and some grassy notes, but also dry, bready malt. A bit less than I would expect from a double dry-hopped beer, but the age of the can is unclear. The malt was the first thing I noticed on the taste, but I would not describe this as overly malty for an APA. Dry and bready, with counterbalancing orange, grapefruit, grass, floral, and earthy notes. Dry and clean on the finish. A ringing bitterness as well.

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Spirit Animals from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 4 ratings