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Center of the Universe Ray Ray’s Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 ounce can received in a locals trade with nimbleprop. A bright orange with a one + finger head. Very cloudy. A fruity and malty aroma and that translates to the flavor. Citrus fruit, including grapefruit, dominate. A little spice in the after taste. Malts brought a bit of biscuits. I like it in a throwback kind of way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Aroma of pine, citrus and hops, pours an amber colour with a lasting white well laced head. Piney hop taste with a creamy feel and a dry chalky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear amber, small off white head, sine lacing. Aroma is light, a bit buttery, pine and a touch of citrus. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, lots of pine. Medium light body. A classic take that seems a bit stale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is so,id fruity, grapefruity, pine and peachy. Smooth fruity, bitter and grapefruity. Bitter, dry and slight herbal. Bitter and herbal hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Can poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and light citrus with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Somewhat hazy golden beer witha small offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, peach, mango, citrus, pine apples, some biscuits. Hoppy pine apple flavor, juicy, mango, citrus, floral notes, peach, some biscuits. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 2, 13/08/14. Very lightly hazed golden with limited off white spotting and edgework. Nose is fresh hops, juicy citrics, light pine, orange pith. Taste comprises soft bread dough, orange pith, citric peel, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity and floral aroma and taste, grassy, light caramel malty, good bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Hazy gold beer, no head. Palate is light and dry. Fine carbonation. Light pale malts. Floral hops and slightly bitter tangerine. Traces of lemon and marmalade. Light dry finish. Good.

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