Twain's Second Suit Pale Ale | Twain's Billiards and Tap

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twain's Billiards and Tap
Georgia, United States
twains.net

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by glid02 on 01-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
0%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, copper-hued body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Grainy pale maltiness, though light, and an earthy hop scent sporting a dull citrus note of dehydrated citrus rinds.

Taste: Pale malts, lightly grainy, and having no more than a light sweetness. This allows for the earthy, citrusy hops to deliver a solid medium bitterness and make up the bulk of the overall flavor. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple, easily drinkable, hop-forward pale ale. Paired just fine with the Garlic Fries.

 580 characters

Photo of glid02
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was told this was akin to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale by my waitress. Well it looks like SNPA, but the similarities end there.

Pours a clear dark copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head dissipates into a patchy layer of bubbles on top and a thick ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells of caramel malt and light citrus hops. None of the smells particularly stick out, and the hops play second fiddle to the caramel malt.

Tastes alright. Huge amounts of buttery diacetyl give way to very faint citrus hop flavors. The ending has a good bitterness. I was hoping for a crisper finish, but the diacetyl overpowers throughout.

Mouthfeel is good. It's slick with a good thickness and the carbonation is what I expected. Again, I wish it'd been a bit crisper.

Drinkability is alright. This just didn't do it for me, too much diacetyl and not enough hop presence. I finished 12 oz. of this, but I wouldn't be terribly excited if I'd ordered 20 oz.

Overall I think this could also be classified as an English Pale Ale, just because it's got such a large amount of diacetyl in the flavor profile, but it certainly doesn't taste like classic EPA's. This is an interesting beer that I would compare to Rogue's Santa's Private Reserve. I wasn't a fan of that one either, but depending on your tastes you may enjoy this.

 1,348 characters

Twain's Second Suit Pale Ale from Twain's Billiards and Tap
3.37 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.