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Bull City Experimental Tap 8: Bountiful Backyard Ale

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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English pale ale made with hops and peppers grown out back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Seems to be a bit of a local craze in Durham to spoil otherwise perfectly acceptable pales with fresh chiles. Put that shit in a stout and call it a day! Seriously, beer looked handsome enough and the nose was mostly leafy hops. But the taste was just ferociously overdone. I heart peppers and I heart beer but this sucked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft at brewery. Looks the part of a pale ale, somewhat cloudy. Nose is a hard to define herbal aroma with some hopping. For the first few sips, it came across with a lot of root vegetables and a warm hop finish. Then as the glass warmed and I had more of it, the peppers started taking too much of an unwelcome lead. It gave me some heartburn. If I’d stopped with a tiny sample, I’d have liked it. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with an inch of white foam that leaves no lacing. Nice roasted pepper notes on the tongue which become a bit spicier and insistent on the finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
clean soft golden yellow pour with one finger. Very/spicy peppery aroma. Tons of capsciacin. Can’t smell anthing else. God I hate peppers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at Bcbb with j and friends. Wow this shit is gross. Peppers are a Little too present (not heat-wise but they they totally overpower the hops) and makes this more of a pepper beer than any kind of pale ale.

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