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Tasting notes #20: Summer Pale Ale

June 14, 2012

Summer Pale Ale has a nice hoppy nose, thanks to the Cascade hop oil added during bottling – seems like a great product in order to get the benefits of dry-hopping without the downside of hops soaking up precious beer. Beer seems to punch above its weight too. Nottingham yeast goes very well with this session APA (no more fruitiness of S-04) and the yeast leaves a very thin film of sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle and even the last drop into the glass is clear. So very unlike S-04.

Taste is dry, citrusy, hoppy and the Munich malts are very much in play. Hop profile actually seems to be very close to that of Thornbridge Brewery’s Wild Swan.

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