Monday, July 30, 2018

Pabst APA American Pale Ale

Fill date: 1/16/18

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Moderate citrusy/floral American hops with a touch of grass. Moderately-low malty base; slightly bready. Subtle signs of oxidation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear shade of amber/light copper (7-9 SRM). Large white froth retains and laces pretty well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-high high flavor of citrus and pine simultaneously. Taste becomes a bit more earthy and resiny towards the finish. Bitterness is fairly strong for the style, but still within style guidelines. Malt base is moderate in intensity with a noticeable caramel/bready flavor and slight sweetness. Some oxidation due to the age of the can. Aftertaste is mildly hoppy but otherwise clean. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderately-high carbonation. Smooth and highly drinkable. Plenty of flavor for only 5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Could easily pass as a craft pale ale. To-spec in pretty much every facet. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50

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