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Endurance Pale Ale (Tom Crean’s Ale)



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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   ABV: -
Our flagship ale is named in honor of Tom Crean, Second Officer of The Endurance -- an expedition to the South Pole in 1914 under the command of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
12 oz bottle. Deep golden colour. Thick off-white head. Hoppy aroma but the hops are just a bit off. Oxidized and a bit stale. Slight metallic character as well which makes the beer come across as astringent. Light spiciness. A slightly anaesthetic quality that numbs the mouth a bit. Lean pale malts and a touch of honey character. Overcarbonated which doesn’t help much. I suspect it was once much better than it is now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber/orange with a frothy thin head and some tiny floaties. Aroma of caramel/cookie malts, honey and citrus hops. Flavor of slightly tangy caramel malt with backing citrus hops. A bit of spiciness as well. Mild hop bitterness lingers after the finish. Slightly fizzy medium to full palate. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a pretty decent APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1176) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Slightly above average offering. Has potential, yet falls after a nice citrusy pour and nose. Sweeter than most, but pulls it off. Enough hops to keep it honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Dark murky orange body with a large long lasting white head. Fruity caramel aroma with some flowery hops in the distance. Bitter start to the flavor with some sweet malt in the middle and hop dryness at the back end. Needs more texture, otherwise, not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Subtle mildy yeasty taste greets my lips after I pour this Sir Shackleton beer into my pint mug. Golden but somewhat opaque in appearance the aroma is light and hoppy. Its relatively well balanced but doesn’t have much depth. The aftertaste is sharp at onset but without any flavor to off set the bitterness. Although not superlative, this beer is a refreshing alternative to the typical pale ale while you are shopping

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Light cloudy orange, with a nice white head. Aroma is mostly toffee, honey, molasses and some herbal bitterness. Flavor is similar - piney, woodsy and a bit herbal. Palate is a bit too water. We did decide that it tasted a bit better after reading the label. Yay Marketing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kheldar (9) - USA - JUL 30, 2006 does not count
Bottle, poured into a pint glass. Nice nose at first, with peach and floral notes. Little to no head. Taste of hops prevalent, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty decent overall; moderate carbonation, crisp, but not enough flavor as compared to tis bitterness to want more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes de fleurs. Saveurs de houblon aromatique et de céréales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 12, 2006
Poured a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit flesh, plastic and dust. Phenolic clove and plastic aroma goes away with a lot of swirling of the glass to show some malt. The flavor was citrus mixed with malt. Not a whoe lot going on. Lively carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2006
Pours a hazy golden bronze color with a frothy, well-lacing white head. Aroma of strange gritty pale malt with some band-aid character and floral earthy piney hoppiness. Body starts with a floral, lightly sweet toasted maltiness and some spruce with a thin bittersweet finish. An interesting APA.

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