Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #8 – Short Wave West Coast Pale Ale

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #8

Short Wave West Coast Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“Scan through the static and discover the Short Wave. This wireless beer transmitter pours a beautiful sunset orange colour with a pillow white head. A medium, malt-forward body is electrified with bright citrus hops until sweetness and bitter are dialed to balance. Finishing refreshingly dry, enjoy this frequency frequently.”

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  • Style: American Pale Ale
  • Taste: Creamy smooth lemon-orange citrusy malt soft balanced hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not bad, not spectacular

Visual: Pours clear amber orange with a decent foamy head, very sticky lacing, good layer of retention, lots of bubbles here and there.

Nose: orange citrus hop oils, toffee malts. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp-smooth micro fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, sustained creaminess, (MAIN) orange, lemon, sweet malt

Finish: soft subtle mildly piney bitter hops mixed with citrus malty sweetness.

Summary: A very nice medium-bodied, almost-full feeling APA. Body kind of fades near the finish. Tasty citrus and balance, length of flavour is less than the Red Racer NW Pale Ale I had yesterday [B+].