As my “in box” of yet-to-post reviews stacks up it’s time to send some to the “out box” via quick-hitters…
I’ve never really liked pale ales. Rightly or wrongly, I’ve always felt they were kinda like IPAs for Dummies. But not this one. This one, from America’s second oldest family-owned brewery, I really dug. It has a great, smooth flavor. Incredibly drinkable. East Kent golding hops give it a most pleasant smell. It also has a solid full-bodied taste. Love the maltiness. As far as session beers go, this is top notch. I could imagine myself bellied up to a bar in St. Paul polishing off several dozen of these. I think it’s a better pale ale than even Sierra Nevada’s famed one. If you have access to this one, be sure and try it.