- Appearance: golden orange
- Smell: earthy, dank, citrus flowers, a touch of passionfruit
- Taste: Balanced malty, adequately bitter
- Overall: a smooth, flavorful, quaffable pale #!
Although pale ale is a staple of the craft beer industry and likely the style responsible for growing the industry in the US from 80 breweries to over 1700, pale ale is many times underrated and under-appreciated, even by yours truly. In my quest to find great session beers (to balance against the super high gravity beers), I decided to get some friends together to have a blind tasting of pale ale. The results of this party culminated in both this story as well as an article I wrote on Menuism.com about American Pale Ale.