Dutchess Ales

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Pale Ale - American
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3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Dutchess Ales
New York, United States
Notes: Vale Pale Ale is a Fall seasonal Pale Ale with a rich golden hue and a spectrum of lush hop and malt expressions. Brewed with a base of Marris Otter and Pilsner Malt and notable accents of Munich, Spelt, Wheat and Oats and generously hopped with Azacca, Ekuanot, and Galaxy - Complex layers of the whole fruit basket emerge from juicy Peach, Guava and Mango to ethereal Papaya and Passionfruit on the finish. Married with clean woodsy notes of evergreens and a crisp backbone of bitterness, Vale is a complex yet effortlessly balanced and joyful Ale to celebrate the changing of seasons.‚Äč

40 IBU
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snaotheus from Washington

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

20oz pour from cask at The Grand Delancey in NYC.

Initial pour is nitro-like, settles into a clear golden with a gorgeous, creamy, thick head. Smell is mildly musty, light grain -- if I pay attention, clearly some citrus.

Taste is interesting. Creamy honey (maybe?) sweetness, mild lemon zest, strong pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is interesting. Creamy and smooth, soft, dry. Overall, this is a very nice beer.

Oct 12, 2021
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metter98 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 03, 2021
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vabeerguy from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Oct 11, 2021
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask(!) @ The Grand Delancey in New York, NY.

From the cask into a nonic pint. Pours much lighter in color than expected; somewhere between straw and pale gold. Amazing, brilliant clarity. Aroma explodes with citrusy American hops. Thankfully, there is a strong malt backbone for all of those hops to play off of. Medium bodied. This is a delight to drink!

A fruity, hoppy, sweet malty masterpiece! Well done, Dutchess. I will be seeking out more of your beers in the future.

Oct 08, 2021
Vale from Dutchess Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 4 ratings