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Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale

Blackhorse McGee’s Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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 (5134) - 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 (2755) - 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 (4528) - 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 (5002) - 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 (9919) - 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 (1426) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4368) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Appearance: Near clear, copper-toned body with a fizzy, though persistent, white head. Smell: Spicy, earthy, mildly citrusy hops in the fore, fairly pale malts in the middle, and, as is Blackhorse’s wont, some lightly buttery diacetyl in the back. Taste: Pale malts with an added dose of sugared sweetness. The hops begin spicy and earthy, then rolls out some hints of lemon zest. Medium (if even) bitterness. Finishes drying, but with some final bittersweet and buttery hints. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: With diacetyl creeping into their entire lineup, well, that’s just sloppy brewing. Trying my very best to look past such carelessness in one’s craft, it would be an acceptable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Golden orange with a whitish head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops. Taste is decent, caramel, floral, citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Knoxville Brewer’s Jam sample. Poured a clear amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavor was malty, with a citrus finish. Good beer.

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