The Bitter End Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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The Bitter End Pale AleThe Bitter End Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
13.5 Plato and 30 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-14-2002

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Ratings: 747 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of tedvr
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this at Brass Rail Deli, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in a can shaped glass.

The color is dark golden with lightly hazed look with thin pale cap. The retention is decent with fine bead and spots of lace stick. The smell is lovely with herbal hop aroma and vibrant yeast ester which brings a mix of golden delicious and slight toasted grain in the malt with grain and caramel scent and light tinge of fruitiness from oxidation. The feel is good with moderately carbonated and slightly bitter middle with balance of moderate sweetness with light tannic quality and semi-dry finish.

The taste brings a good yeast flavor with slight herbal hop flavor and mild yeast which has a fruity taste but leans toward an apple or dried fruit type tangy taste with mild malt in the middle which has a subtle caramel quality. Overall a pretty decent pale ale with more English influence -good but not as fresh as it could be..still held up pretty well, enjoyable.

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Photo of Bpeters00
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Pomchuk
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of kplooki
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Berg77
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of arum93
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of carrollmel7
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of stanale
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of KFrank729
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

A respectable toasted malt foundation is a welcome deviation from what's typical for this style. Woody, dried floral bittering hops are still featured, but also nicely balanced. A beer to be slowly consumed and enjoyed rather than quaffed rather quickly for refreshment.

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Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05/17/12 On tap at Beer Authority, NYCVery, very nice. Great balance in the flavors. A real winner. "Same again please."

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9/1....Light amber pour, light peeks through, small white foam lid. Hearty grain bread nose, subtle orange peel too. Mellowed bitter up and then right back down. Citrus below. Bread and some lemon too. Cellared this for a bit which is suspect mellowed the flavor with good results. Good pale.

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Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Brams17
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of birdsellam
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

The Bitter End Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 747 ratings.
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