First Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale Ale
Rubicon Brewing Company

First Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale AleFirst Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale Ale
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 13.87%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
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Rubicon Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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First Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale AleFirst Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale Ale
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 5
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

61031 code on the bottle... 10/31/16 bottling date?

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and purely gold in color with a white, half finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds, thickening into a ring at the edge of the glass.

Smell - Fruity, spicy and bready notes on the nose. Orange with hints of pineapple and passion fruit. Nice, fragrant aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose to a degree. A bit of orange, pine and pineapple upfront, then a huge wave of slightly toasted bready malts crashes the party. Breadiness dies down, allowing spice and some orange pith to surface in the finish and linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick texture with a slightly crisp, dry finish.

Overall - Reminds me a lot of Monkey Knife Fight, with a slightly tropical twist. Good drinking beer, but nothing that'll knock your socks off.

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First Contact Extra Terrestrial Pale Ale from Rubicon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 5 ratings