Aftermath Pale Ale – Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA, USA)

Aftermath Pale Ale – Black Market Brewing Company, 5.8% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Temecula, California, USA)


on the front-right label:

We created ‘Aftermath’ as an extremely drinkable Pale Ale that wasn’t just a reproduction of everyone else’s Pale Ale. Our unique blend of multiple hop varieties adds HUGE hop aroma and flavor, with none of the overwhelming bitterness of an IPA

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  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Taste: Smooth balanced bitter hop-metallic barley malt
  • Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
  • How much: $9.10 CAD (after 20% off) – 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., October 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not memorable

Visual: Pours clear dark mahogany brown without a significant head, ringed retention with a large island, very steady micro streams

Nose: fragrant 50/50 citrus hops-sweet barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, soft-creamy, bitter hopped malt impression

Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), citrusy stealth sharp bitter hops, metallic barley malt,

Finish: dry grass hoppy bitter

Summary: A very smooth sippable brew of sharp bitter hops that linger until the finish that is accompanied by a healthy dose of barley malt forming a robust body of drinkable pleasure. Can’t say I’ll remember this, but it was a good go.

The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale w/ Blackberries – Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA, USA)

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The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale with Blackberries (Blackberry Berliner Weisse) – Black Market Brewing Co., 3.8% ABV, 22oz., (Temecula, California, USA)


  • Style: (flavoured – blackberry) Berliner Weisse
  • Taste: Fruity blackberry puckery lactic acidic wheat malt rough sticky gums
  • Where I got it : High Point, Vancouver
  • How much: $9.70 CAD (after 10% off) – 22oz., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent for the style

Visual: Pours opaque reddish brown with a small 2cm head, large island w/ ring retention, clusters of fast active micro streams.

Nose: full-on juicy tangy blackberry-blackcurrant. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: immediate sour tangy berry

Mid-palate: blackberry juice, puckery lactic acidic background, (lvl-3-sweetness), sustained body

Finish: blackcurrant exhale, residual fruity tartness, tart sticky gums, mildly astringent wheat malt grainy exhale.

Summary: Big fruity flavour, big sour-tangy-tart texture, mildly palate rough – overall very nice for such a low ABV beer.