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Big Hole Headstrong Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - 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 (2857) - 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 (2763) - 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 (14350) - 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 (659) - 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 (427) - 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 (1186) - 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 ...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4100) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
355ml bottle pours golden in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light toasted grains and floral hops. Taste is light toasted malty sweetness with a pleasing floral hoppy bitterness. Body is light to medium and carbonation is decent. Overall, flavors are well balanced. This is a surprisingly good pale ale and recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
on tap in bozeman mt. was the first beer of the evening after driving 700 miles so was expecting something light to start and it was what I got. had a slight hoppy aroma but not too strong followed by malty/hoppy taste with a pinch of roasty ending.


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