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Bloomington Quarrymen Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A well-defined hop flavor and aroma distinguish this classic beer. American-Style Pale Ales are among this country’s most distinctive brews; few beer drinkers can pass up the flowery, slightly dry yet full-bodied flavor of such popular brands as Anchor Liberty and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. To create our Quarrymen Pale Ale, we start with London ale yeast. Its slightly mineral character is countered by a larger proportion of hops than some popular American-style pale ales utilize. Pitching rate is also a factor in the final hop flavor and aroma. We use Schrier pale malt and crystal malt; and the hops are all Cascade with Nugget used for bittering. As ever, we do not filter the beer. The Quarrymen Pale Ale is a dry hopped beer with a lowered carbonation level, which seems to accent the hop flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
on tap-offwhite head with trailing lace-hazy amber. A-citrus, lt malt. T-citrus hops, sweet lt/med malt. Some herbal as it warms.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast and caramel malt and a touch of piney hop. The taste was similar with some yeast notes. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft: Cloudy, amber/brown with a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel...fruit. Taste is caramel, malt, mixed fruit, herbal hops.... Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft to taster at Lennie’s. Looks solid; a cloudy golden orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a small off-white head. Light biscuity caramel malt and grassy bitter hop flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma of caramel, orange, light floral hops. Appearance is slightly murky caramel body with bone head. Flavor matches the nose with a long, dry finish. Palate is medium, chewy and very soft. Well done here, though I might classify it as an APA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent golden orange colored body. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild caramel hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2003 Total Score: 2.2
This brew poured a large head of fine off white bubbles and a semi-cloudy light orange body. It has a very mild almost unnoticeable aroma with a bitter start that lingers well into the finish with a strong hop flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2012
A pretty nice pale ale. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with some hop presence. Flavor is balanced with a slight bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
On draft at Nick's---amber color with a small head and lots of lacing. Some sweetness in the aroma, grapefruit I assume. Some biscuit in the taste with fruit tartness and a good bitter finish. 3.50, 12 oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tap. Orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange and light citrus peel hops flavor. Light but nice.


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