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Catawba Mother Trucker Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Mother Trucker, our hoppy pale ale, is as all-American as Interstate 40! The three different domestic hop additions create a brew with pine, earth, and a truckload of citrus character. And a sturdy malt backbone provides the perfect roadway for those hops’ journey to your taste buds. Arm wrestle your buddies to see who buys the next round!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3495) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Fairly straight forward pale ale. Hops are mostly a mild bitterness. Fairly dense malt

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (233) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2016
10 week old can into a tulip. A: Deep orange colored finely hazed pour with a tall yellow/beige frothy head. Great retention and lace. S: Stale brown bread scent and nothing else T: Resinous pine and that familiar bitter orange rind flavor that I associate with some ambers. Not bad but not what I had in mind. More of a malt bomb. M: Light to medium heft and average carbonation with a very slight resin on the finish. O: Again, not bad at all but a slight disappointment as I get no citrus, let alone a truckload. Not a repeat purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2016
Can from Tasty Beverage. Again, bought for the name and cause the can was easy to pack. Not bad, with some citrus and spruce hops atop a firm malt backbone. Favorite of 3 average beers from Catawba.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Can from Chris...thanks Poured orange with moderate head. Minimal lacing. Nose is hoppy with pine / citrus. Taste is hoppy with bitter finish. Not great; not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
12 oz. a little too toasty grain and sweet corn. Not digging the malt bill here. Frothy white head. A bit creamy. A little bitter on the finish but still dominated by the toasty grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1639) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Can. Pretty malt forward pale ale with minimal hop character. Uninspired. Space

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2015
On tap in Asheville. Pours a copper color with white head. Herbal, grassy, hoppy aromas. Hoppy, fresh cut grass, herbal flavors. Average pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Sample at the Biltmore Village taproom. The beer pours a hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops and malt. Light body with flavors of mild piney hops, fruit and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at the Creekside Tavern, this pours amber-brown into the glass with a fully diminished head that leaves no lace of which to speak. The nose produces tea, caramel and tannins. Flavors are sweet upfront, of caramel and toffee, but quickly assert a hop peppering presence to close the pull. This is nicely balanced, offering malty notes countered by a bitter back. The mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body, and goes down well any time of the year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery, 1/1/15

Aroma: This one has a light hop aroma, it is fairly subtle, but decent and clean
Appearance: It pours a clear gold color, with a small head and spotty white lace
Flavor: It has a light sweetness, clean hop flavors, and a fairly bitter finish
Palate: It is fairly light bodied and easy drinking, with a soft carbonation on the mouth
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid, enjoyable APA. The nose is a little dull, but still solid, the hops come out more in the flavor.

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