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Cavalry Brewing Hatch Plug Ale

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A classic English ale made with pale malt, crystal malt, fuggles and goldings hops providing fruity aromas and subtle malt flavors. 4.5 % Alc. By Vol. 28 IBU’s. Back of Label: A happy tanker is a fat tanker and a real fat tanker is a Hatch Plug. This beer is named after a 1st Lieutenant that was traded for six M-16’s to another unit prior to departing for Iraq in early 2003. Hatch Plug went on to run the Baghdad airport and helped establish the telecommunications system in the region. Despite what we did to him he remains a good friend to this day.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
bullshit English Pale that tastes like a half assed Belgian ale. As an Army veteran i see that as some less than honorable BS.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Definitely an English-style Ale. Picked up a 6-pack in CT near the brewery. Soft malt taste and light fluffy and very heady finish. Decent beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On draft at plan b, good toasty and crisp finish, a hoppy British style for sure, simple and clean, I’m a fan

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Translucent copper with a sudsy beige head.

Aroma: medium crystal malt, grassy wild yeast character.

Taste: grainy nutty pale malt, dry grassy character that results from wild yeast stripping out the long-chain sugars left behind by brewers yeast.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Enormous off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, hay, some bread, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, orange. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. English pint shows a pale amber color with a ridiculous amount of carbonation. I had to poor half the bottle wait a minute and slowly pour the rest. Nose has a mild artificial fruit odor. Not bad but not really pleasant either. Taste is pale malts with that strange fruit note. I guess apricot would be the closest flavor I could describe. Light body with an odd herbal aftertaste. I would not try this again. I really like the story about the Hatch Plug, that’s about it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
The ale pours amber with huge bubbly white head, very carbonated. The aroma is light spicy malts, not much at all in the nose. The flavor is similar, light sweet and even lighter spice for the malt profile, not much flavor though at all. Hops aren’t there very much, wondering if this bottle is older than it should be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy antique gold with no head except for a few scattered bubbles along the edge. There are lots of bubbles clinging to the wall of my glass, so the beer is carbonated. Weak aroma of caramel and just a hint of apricot. The flavor is weak crystal malt and caramel. Lightly sweet. Mild bitterness at the finish and dries out at the back of the throat.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Cloudy light brown, thick white ring. Foody pasta & sauce aroma. Organic amber ale flavor. A lot of rotten hay taste. No thanks.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Orangish pour. Light aroma of caramel, peaches, light hops, yeast. Flavor is crisp, lightly hoppy with some unripe stone fruit notes, light citrus. Average at best.


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