Nagging Curiosity (Simcoe/Enigma)
Marlowe Artisanal Ales

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American Blonde Ale
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Marlowe Artisanal Ales "Nagging Curiosity (Simcoe/Enigma)"
1 pint can coded "PKGD 01/22/20 12:33 SIMCOE/ENIGMA". Sampled on 02/14/20
$2.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a cloudy golden body beneath a short head of creamy white foam. What does the label say this is, a "hoppy blonde ale"? Hmmm, I wasn't expecting it to be so cloudy but OK. The aroma is fairly limited, but then again, it is just a hoppy blonde and not an IPA. It's fruity with apricot and passion fruit, and delicate citrus. On to the flavor... well it seems a little thin but it is just a hoppy blonde. What the ABV? It's just 4.2% which makes sense - there's just not that much there. The hops remain fruity with more berries and less citrus, and they're much more earthy. It's surprisingly bitter for what it is, and it finishes dry and earthy like an IPA. In the mouth it's light bodied but it feels slightly bigger because of all the extra proteins that are contributing to its haziness. It's got a gently zesty carbonation that livens it. In the end I feel it's a little out of balance as far as bitterness goes, and lacking in both malt and hop aroma. It's watery even for a blonde ale and I'm not sure how the hops were supposed to change that for the better.
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Nagging Curiosity (Simcoe/Enigma) from Marlowe Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 2 ratings