Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Australian Pale Ale

ChadPolenz (1815) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2017

DOC: 1/18/17

2015 BJCP Category:18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Lemon citrus aroma; slightly tart like lemonade. Minor background note of tropical fruit. Low base malt presence. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Huge white soapy head; cloudy pale yellow hue. SRM 5-7. 3/3

FLAVOR: Mild lemon citrus taste throughout. Slightly acidic and tart, especially in the aftertaste. Some background notes of tropical fruit, but not especially sweet or juicy. Bitterness is moderate. No specialty malt character, but beer doesn’t feel unbalanced. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; high carbonation. Refreshing, but with brief acidic aftertaste. Not particularly sessionable despite being only 4.8% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: In the ballpark of an APA, but old can doesn’t do it justice. 5/10