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Center of the Universe Ray Ray’s Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The namesake beer of COTU’s founders, Ray Ray’s Pale Ale starts with imported English 2-row barley that provides a full rich flavor. Near continuous additions of Cascade hops contribute both a balanced bitterness and classic spicy and citrusy aromas and flavors. This extremely drinkable un-filtered American-style pale ale checks in at 5.2% ABV and 42 IBUs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Caramel and light citrus aroma. Summer fruit and citrus flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, nicely hoppy, nicely bitter, fruityness of mandarin and lightly grapefruit. Decent body and carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2855) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask gravity at 2014 GBBF. Unfiltered. Hazed golden colour with a thin off white head. Nose is grainy orange peel citrus, some resin. Flavour is biscuit malt with hint of toast, some grain tanin, hops ate orange citrus and quite harsh rough bitterness. Palate is grainy, moderate carbonation. Rough bitterness lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is soft, sweet citrus....tangerine, mango, orange etc. The taste is bitter, soft, oily, orange peel, tangerine, mango, candy and straw with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Soft orange fruits and good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1659) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Lightly funky veg aroma with lemon. Light body, light carbonation. Woody resin, light lemon, orange, pine... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Grapefruit and orange with caramel malts. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Caramel and orange and grapefruit hops. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12oz can pours a deep orange with some lacing, sudsy white head. Nose is fairly mild, some pith, some orange, a little malt, some fruit. Flavor has plenty of citrus, orange, mild grapefruit, pine, soap, some straw. Medium bodied, bitter finish. Run of the mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3851) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2014
12oz can. Looks amber. Aroma of floral and resinous and piney hops, some pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Total Wine, Fairfax can: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is similar. It is slightly bitter and all. Finish is pretty malty and sweet. Not my favourite kind of finish by a long-shot. Otherwise, the beer is perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Can at home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral and pine hops with pear esters and cookie malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with light fruity esters, supporting sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

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