Earn Your Keep
West Kill Brewing

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #323
Ranked #9,673
4.27 | pDev: 7.73%
West Kill Brewing
New York, United States
Very Good
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Notes: A soft, fruity, American Pale Ale, dry-hopped with Mosaic, Motueka, and Hallertau Blanc.

Earn Your Keep is the first beer in our Rural America Series; created to honor those determined, industrious, bootstrap-tuggin' individuals who provided their worth day-in and day-out.
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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is somewhat hazy pale yellow in color and has some visible small particulates that are getting swirled around like a lava lamp by a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has good retention properties and also left some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemongrass are present in the nose along with hints of basil herbs.
T: The taste follows the smell and has stronger flavors of basil and lemongrass along with some hints of limes. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks like an APA but has the amount of hops you would normally expect from a dry-hopped IPA.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Nov 12, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at City Beer Hall in Albany, NY.

This one pours a fairly hazy light yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like juicy candied mango, orange, tangerine, grassy hops, pine, and very light malt.

This is actually quite excellent. It's got a deep and pleasant juiciness, mostly mango and tangerine. It's super tropical, with a creamy taste, and a pleasant light grassy bitterness. This is very well done.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, and with a surprising creaminess for the lower ABV. It's really drinkable.

This is a really nice surprise- it's a near textbook pale ale.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Nov 26, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-pale orange can pour with little visible carbonation. Aroma is of clementines. The flavor includes tangerine and raspberries. There is a bit of hop bitterness. This is a very pleasant juicy pale ale with a moderately dry finish.

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Bluecrow from New York, Jan 15, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy yellow with a little less than a finger of head. Leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Citrus, mango.

T: Follows nose. Not very bitter.

F: Moderate carbonation, medium to light bodied.

O: Never heard of this brewery until I walked into Grand Cru today. Really nice.

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Earn Your Keep from West Kill Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings