Tag Archives: APA

Southern Tier Pale Ale

21 Sep

American Pale Ale

Rating: B+

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

The color is a translucent yellow/gold that is perhaps a bit too yellow for an APA.  1” creamy medium-bubbled head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing.  Nose has a sweet malt, hops, floral with a bit of berry.  The taste is certainly hoppy, but not overpowering (sorry hopheads).  Light-medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.  The beer finishes smooth and dry with a sour, lemony aftertaste.  Zing!  Southern Tier has yet to really disappoint me.

Stoudts American Pale Ale

17 Sep

American Pale Ale

Rating: B

Poured from can to pint glass.

Dull golden amber color.  Slim, tiny-bubbled head with an average retention.  The aroma is sweet, hoppy and citrusy with a bit of pine.  The taste is average; light malt with a hoppy back.  Very indicative of an American Pale, but a bit bland.  Crisp with a medium body.  The bitter finish settles on the back of the tongue with citrus and a hint of peach.

Dale’s Pale Ale

11 Sep

American Pale Ale

Rating: B+

Poured from can to pint glass.

Very amber in color.  The foamy, off-white head was comprised of medium-large bubbles; good retention and nice lacing.  The aroma is very hoppy and floral with a bit of plum.  The taste is hoppy, malty and resiny with a tad of citrus and caramel.  The beer is fairly balanced, but might be a little on the hoppy side.  Medium body with medium carbonation.  The finish is bitter but satisfying.  The beer seems to almost border on an American Amber.  The packaging was deceiving.  I would encourage Oskar Blues to hire a marketing company.