11th Hour Pale Ale | Whitstran Brewing Company

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11th Hour Pale Ale11th Hour Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Whitstran Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dnichols on 10-20-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11th Hour emits an odd apple aroma, not of the ciderish orientation, but more like fresh apple juice though none is used in the recipe. A deft carpet of velvety off-white foam is sustained by persistent carbonation, resulting in a broad swath of uninterrupted lace as the ale drops down the glass. Though the body is clear oak, the taste strays towards nut brown territory. This odd conjunction of nutty flavor and apple aroma somehow evokes an autumnal harvest quality though the beer is brewed year round.

This one’s a little edgy for a pale, with hop qualities that spend most of their time in the bittering range and don’t shape the flavor much otherwise. Whitstran bitters the beer with ultra-alpha Magnum hops and finishes with Goldings. The Goldings don’t shine. But I do occasionally like a beer with attitude and that’s exactly what this beer’s got. I’m just not sure it really wants to smell like apples.

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3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled several of this breweries beers at the brewery with a couple of bodies while on our way to Yakima for a beer sampling event at the Beer Shoppe.

A: It had a bright cooper hue with a light caramel head and moderate lacing.

S: The sweet malts dominate initially but there is a noticeable earthy and spicy hop profile.

T: This brew had a gentile smooth sweet initial flavor followed immediately by a robust but not overbearing hop zip that dominated the remainder of each taste. There was a lingering bitterness that lasted into the aftertaste and transformed into a slightly sour residual sensation in my mouth.

M: Light body with a bit more bitter profile than expected for a APA. Well carbonated.

D: Despite the aggressive hop presence this APA was fairly well balanced and did not suffer heavily for the sour aftertaste common to over hopped NW craft beers. Easy to enjoy in multiples in part because of the low ABV and decent malt to hop balance.

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11th Hour Pale Ale from Whitstran Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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