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Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale

Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   ABV: -
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 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Spicy, kind of rindy-citrus hop aroma up front. A touch musty. Caramel malt, hint of oxidization-type papery flavors. Light to moderate bitter, kind of astringent. Light to moderate sweet. Mildly hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker sheet of lace. Medium body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. An ok pale ale. Definitely hoppier than the Smoky Mountain pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4291) - 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 (16849) - 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 (614) - - 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 (11612) - 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 (5638) - 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 (3025) - 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 (4918) - 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 (5527) - 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 (11373) - 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.

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