- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Pale Ale – Four Winds Brewing Co., 5.2% ABV – 38 IBU, 330 ml, (Delta, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
on the back label:
“Our American-style pale ale is a tribute to the origins of craft-brewed beer. A dynamic duo of Cascade and Centennial hops combine for a refreshingly bitter ale, varied with the subtle maltiness that gives way to a clean, brisk finish.”
Ingredients: Pale, munich, caramel pilsen and crystal malt. Chinook, cascade and centennial hops.
- Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
- Taste: Smooth crisp peach-citrus metallic dry grainy toffee barley malt
- Where I got it : traded with my brother
- How much: $priceless – 330 ml., sometime in 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: just okay
Visual: Pours clear copper brown with a smallish 1cm head, a spotty 1mm layer of retention, clusters of very active streams, sticky lacing.
Nose: toffee malt with light citrus hops (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: soft smooth & crisp
Mid-palate: peach-citrus hop oils, (lvl-3-sweetness), dry metallic, grainy toffee barley malt
Finish: lengthy hopped soft dry bitterness
Summary: Pretty decent, good a good balance of hop and barley grain profile. A tad too metallic for my tastes and the hops are on the dull side.