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Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale

Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   ABV: -
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A fine American ale. We use a blend of Munich malt and Two Row barley as a base and create an assertive taste by adding cluster hops!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3968) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2015
650 ml. Pours a hazy golden with a huge meringue of Belgian-like foam above. Aroma is spicy dry grass, wheat cracker, caramel, lacquer and lemon. Flavors of apple, caramel, spicy dried grass, corn, lacquered pecan and sourish lemonade. Light-medium body has a nice balance and a smooth low-medium carbonation. This does seem to be the distant second to the Coal Miners Stout as the best of this brewery’s regular offerings, but I recommend skipping them all and going straight to the seasonals and one-offs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, white head with solid lacing. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste has bitter lemon, hay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (554) - - OCT 22, 2014
Very hoppy. Pretty basic IPA. This is beer designed by a committee. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
on tap-offwhite-yellow/gold. A-some citrus/pine, lt malt. T-sweet citrus/pine hops, lt malt. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Sampled twice - the first time there was a buttery note that was kind of ...disgusting, I guess. The second time it was not nearly as bad. I don’t know if it was from a different keg or (shudder) I had gotten used to it, but my rating is for the better pint. Otherwise my rating would be around 2.8. Nice crisp hops, some subtle caramel malts. I think this would be the best beer in their regular line up if they can sort out the quality issues.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pint at the brewpub. Decent APA. Citrusy nose with decent grapefruit and pine, wet hay and a little metal. The flavor is decently hoppy as well. Good balance with malt but there’s a little sour note. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
A light hop aroma. Now this is decent. Not real hoppy but definitely has some hops to it that finish a bit more bitter than the body. Still sessionable and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Lightly hazed gold pour with white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt with light citrus hops. Alot of residual sugar sweetness followed by a nice bitter. Medium bodied but foamy. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet butterscothc malt with light British hops. In mouth, a sweet buttery malt with grassy hops, very boring. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1600) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap- Served a nice copper color with a small head that faded slowly to lacing. Mild aroma of malt sweetness and citrus with a hint of grain. Mild sweet flavor with a bit of grain. Has a nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Fairly medium body quite smooth and refreshing. Nice easy drinking beer. Nothing fancy here just a nice everyday beer. Goes good with their pizza.

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