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Cortland Firehouse Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Firehouse Pale Ale was inspired by the 1914 Cortland Firehouse which is located across the road from the brewery. The beer pours a gold color with a frothy white head with a noticable Cascade hop aroma. The taste is smooth and slightly malty, with just enough hop flavors to make it light and clean. A great everyday drinking Pale Ale.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arventresca (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Tap at brewery. Average pale in every way. Not bad but not stellar. Worth while if in town

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
From bottle, courtesy of FIL. Mild malt sweetness, with some biscuit and caramel. Lots of carbonic gaseousness and frothy bitters, with some neutral fruity hop character. Beautiful deep amber clear with creamy-foamy white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with muted sweetness and some neutral fruity character, a little orange. Some caramel. Mild hop flavor with light carbonic acidity. Bitterness is closer to astringent but not too detracting. Has a homebrew-y taste to it, but I’m not sure why. Finish is smooth with light sweet after.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
July 24, 2013; 22 oz. bomber in St. B chalice. Unfiltered (a lot of sediment in this one) pale ale with the character of a fruit beer. A bit thin, but quite drinkable - especially during the summer months.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1600) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bomber pours golden amber with a silky cream colored head. Solid malt base in the nose mixes with mild hop resin. More sweet and malt based than expected. Honey sweetness and creamy mouth feel cover the palate. Easy to drink but seems a tad watery at times. Not a bad beer, just something that is meh and a bit uninteresting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5882) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours tannish amber with an off white head. Light flowery hops with a pale a lightly sweet malty base, as well as lighter earthy notes. Good, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10701) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aromas of resin, citrus and bubble gum/tropical fruit. Med + body. Flavor is mixed resin/citrus/tropical with a little grapefruit rind in the finish. Nothing all that strong, but very pleasing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
on tap-pours hazy yellow/gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is pine/citrus, some light/medium malt. Taste is pine/citrus hops, 2nd light/medium malt-bready.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
A hazed amber ale with a thick light mocha head. In aroma, nice floral hops over biscuitty malt with light orange notes. In mouth, a smooth floral hops, biscuit malt, quite nice. On tap at brewery, Dec. 3 2011.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Sample at the brewery, served cold. 03DE11.

App.: Hazy golden-amber with a white head. Aroma: Strong floral, resinous hops, grapefruit, caramel. Palate: Medium body and fine effervescence. Flav.: Quite estery, peach/apricot, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, nice!

Quite competent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a hazed golden amber thin white head. Light hops, toast, and caramel. Earthy, slightly off in some way. Gritty grapefruit, very earthy. Malt and toast, crisp bitter with long grapefruit on the finish. Decent overall.


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