Hop Skull
Bad Sons Beer Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
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Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 5.53%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
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Bad Sons Beer Company
 
Connecticut, United States
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored white head that receded to a thin cap; little lacing;

S: not very aromatic; what's there is banana, apricot, and pineapple;

T: almost no flavor up front; fresh OJ from the middle through the finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft;

O: not enough aroma or flavor;

Apr 26, 2020
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rorjets from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a weizen glass. Full white head, 3 fingers deep, with excellent lacing. Body of the beer is a golden yellow. Some hoppy citrus on the nose, with the first sip giving up a delicious hop flavor and just the right amount of bitterness. Bad Sons has made an excellent pale ale, and the art on the can is pretty cool too!

Mar 04, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/29/19

Pours a cloudy dulled gold body with a few fingers of white head; solid retention recedes to chunks of foamy cap as a thick soapy wall fades to a lasting array of speckled lacing.

Aroma opens with sweet guava and pineapple with a backing lime zest and wispy lemon meringue tone; creamy sweet in spots, but leveled by a quietly dense malt backbone; vague herbal dankness and mushy citrus fruits highlight the finish.

Taste brings sweet mandarin orange, tangerine, and lime peel almost an overarching tangy citrus pith, while sweet, underripe rinds round the profile out.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with moderate carbonation; resinous throughout, somewhat thinning over time, though it maintains a light-moderate crispness/bitterness into the finish, with a lingering malt/hop balance on the swallow.

Plenty of bright spots on a pale ale leaning a touch toward the sweeter side at the cost of a more rounded malt profile; there's a good bit to keep interested in in spite of it feeling one-note at times. A solid brew with solid drinkability overall.

Sep 25, 2019
Hop Skull from Bad Sons Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 9 ratings