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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Headstrong Pale Ale, inspired by the legacy of authentic British pale ales, is crafted with imported British grains, a special strain of British yeast, and hopped with prime Kent hops for a floral hop aroma, rich texture, and well balanced malt finish. Note: this beer is also brewed at Matt Brewing Company.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a clear copper with an average size diminishing off-white head. Nice bubbles and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, fruit and spices. Flavour is hops, sweet malt and citrus. Finish has a nice bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2029) - - JAN 31, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a tiny head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather quickly, leaving a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a rather grainy smell mixed with a decent sum of an off cardboard and vegetal smell. There are some hints of a caramel and toast smell as well, but overall the aroma is not all that pleasent. Taste – The taste begins with a moderate showing of a bready and grainy taste with a decent showing of some caramel and a little bit of corn. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade a bit all while the grainy flavors grow more intense in nature. Toward the end a little bit of a grassy and herbal taste join the flavor profile and with a loss of some more sweet and more cracker and biscuit like flavor taking out the bready tastes, one is left with a somewhat crisp but sorta odd flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in both its thickness and it carbonation. For the style it was fairly good, although nothing all that exceptional. Overall – Ah... nothing really all that fantastic here. Maybe one to try if you can get it at a decent price, but otherwise don’t bother.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head. The mild aroma offers up malts, a bit of cherry like fruity esters and only a faint vague hoppiness. The taste has sweet malts, some cherry like fruity esters and then a light yet pleasing degree of earthy tea like hoppiness that does a good job adding balance and drying it out a tad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to jake65. Pours a hazy copper with a big white head of foam with pretty steady retention. Aroma is on the soft herbal side. More malt sweetness coming through than with other pale ales, but remains on the bitter side. The malt is nicely bready. Sweet and dry floral notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bouteille 650ml. De couleur ambrée et légèrement voilée. Nez de grains de malt caramélisés, léger de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses ainsi qu’avec des notes fruitées (agrumes). Moyennement ronde en bouche et moyennement pétillante ainsi qu’avec une texture aux notes huileuses. Léger goût fruité (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de malt sucré aux faibles notes rôties et en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon floral avec des traces de noix. Post-goût moyen-court et légèrement sec, légèrement amer de houblon floral avec des notes fruitées (agrumes).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Can from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver; cold hopped with Cascade
Hazy amber color; small head. Mild aroma, of sugar, lemon juice, tea; delicate and peculiar. Simple malt and caramel flavor, with a touch of toffee, and a hint of lemony tea; correct bitterness, with some more dry toffee in the end. Different, simple, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate off-white head. that Mild aroma of malt, floral hops and fruit. The flavor is malt, slightly earthy, with a mild hop bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (495) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
Pale ale my ass. More like a lightly hoped I.P.A. Two finger bubbly soapy head. orange copper color with soime carboniation on glass and going up. Smells of a light i.p.a. smell. Taste is quickly of some water that taste a bit warm & i did get the can cold that has a little grassy/bitter hop bite,then when the mouth is more dry but not 100% dry I taste all these citrus taste from the hops like lemon,orange mabye and mabye even grapefruit. I find it more like a lightly hoped i.p.a. then a pale ale. Doesn’t wow me but it’s not awful. It’s allright. Cheer’s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1576) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Clear copper, foamy off white head fades. Floral citrus hop aroma. Bitter floral citrusy hop taste, balanced nicely with lightly roasted sweet caramel malts. Average carbonation, light - medium bodied. Dry earthy floral finish. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerlover (5) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
When your leading bull, you got to taste good... and that’s what makes it head strong ...


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