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​All Hail the Pale Ale

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Beer Snob | November 19th, 2014

Sierra Nevada/Three Floyds - Chico King (ABV 6.5% IBU 45, California) Deep copper in color, this beer boasts an impressive fluffy white head that leaves great lacing on the glass. An aroma of nuttiness and biscuit emits from this beer. The mouth feel has a delicate carbonation, but is packed full of nutty and earthy flavors with subtle traces of citrus that linger appropriately.

Deschutes - Mirror Pond (ABV 5% IBU 40, Oregon) A beautiful fluffy white head dawns this bright orange-colored brew. A refined hint of citrus escapes the medium bodied beer, which continues into the flavor and provides a full mouth feel and non-lingering aftertaste.

Sierra Nevada - Pale Ale (ABV 5.6% IBU 37, California) A caramel curtain opens up this wildly eccentric beer. With hints of citrus that burst through a semi-earthy body, this beer is mildly carbonated and very well rounded. With an impressive fluffy off-white head that sits atop this light copper-colored beer, it will be hard to stop yourself from having another.

New Glarus - Moon Man (ABV 5%, Wisconsin) This “no coast” pale ale is brewed to be enjoyed right away. With a pale yellow color and a decent head this beer looks as good as it tastes. It is subtle yet enticing, as a combination of hops escape through its malt forward body, leaving a very minimal aftertaste that finishes clean on your tongue.

De Brabandere - Petrus Aged Pale (ABV 7.3% IBU 12, Belgium) The sourness of this beer comes from the maturation process; the beer is aged 18 months in oak wood barrels. This hazy golden-colored beer is a surprisingly easy drinker that is crisp yet refreshing. A beautiful off-white head rests upon this mouthwatering beer. If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone and head toward the sours, give this beer a try.

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