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Confluence No. 12 Rakau Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Sometimes things just come together — in a confluence of circumstances — to create something special. Take, for example, our No. 12 Rakau Pale Ale. Quite by accident it was:

• The 12th batch of beer ever brewed at Confluence Brewery
• Brewed for the first time on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12)
• Had an original gravity of 12 degrees Plato

Eerie. No. 12 Rakau Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed with American two-row and British Maris Otter barley malt, along with generous amounts of three caramel malts. The flavor and aroma hops are one of New Zealand’s finest, Rakau. They give our No. 12 a fruity character with tropical aroma highlights of passion fruit, mango, peach and apricot. Try it … and drink in the power of 12.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Growler... RBWG 2013… Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a blend of biscuit, leather and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced, but leans a touch bitter and is, unfortunately, quite mundane. Crisp, lightly bitter finish. Meh. Growler courtesy of jcwattsrugger!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light earthy hops and malt. Light sweet malt with a medium earthy bitter. Light bodied but good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this one at the RBWG welcome dinner. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is some sweet malt, some caramel, and some floral and citrus hops. Flavor is similar- nice citrus and floral hops with mild caramel behind it. Light to medium in body and a nice sessionable starter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
look at that hippopotamus .. . pours a medium tan .. . good foam, lacing is alright .. . flippin maniac .. . good hop presence .. . a very nice pale .. . . junglist massive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Growler shared by John before the welcome dinner, RBWG ’13
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Citrus, floral and earthy
Taste: Floral, caramel, dry finish
Nice and mellow

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 21, 2013
This draft brew from a rating party poured a extremely small sized head of frothy medium to large sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark orange colored body and a oily lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6024) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2/21/13. Growler at Kickbacks, RBWG Welcome Dinner! Thanks, jcwattsrugger! Copper pour with a small khaki head. Muted hop aroma and flavor with biscuit and floral aspects. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Growler to taster at RBWG (thanks jcwattsrugger). Looks solid; a semi-transparent darker orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes hoppy and malty with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Light amber color, hoppy flavor, pretty smooth overall nothing jumped out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at brewery..Clear copper pour ..white head..smooth easy drinking..light hopps..


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