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McFate Anniversary Single Pale Ale

McFate Anniversary Single Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A special one year anniversary beer we’ve named "Single Pale Ale aka Adam’s Hoppy Birthday Beer." American Style Pale Ale, Golden Color, Dry, Clean and Well Balanced. Generous doses of Warrior, Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo Hops in the boil. Dry hopped with centennial and Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10646) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Growler... Pours hazy and golden with a small, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a tropical and citrus fruit blend of pineapple, passionfruit, and grapefruit, orange and tangerine peels. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is bright and well-balanced – it leans very slightly bitter – with lots of peels and piths. Crisp, clean, lightly bitter finish. I don’t care much for the average American pale ale, but this is damn tasty and smells fantastic. Growler courtesy of daknole!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours an amber color with off white head. Aromas and flavors of grapefruits and lemon, pine, hops, sweet malts. This is a smooth drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, pale tan colored head that sits on top of a clear, pale-amber tinged, full gold colored beer. The aroma has an expressive hop character to it that smells amply of lychee, kumquat, lots of guava, and some dense, quite aromatic, essential oil of some bright, fruity, citrus fruit. There is perhaps a hint of supporting, cracker like pale malt character towards the finish.

The beer is somewhat dry up front, but has a perceived sweetness due to the ample hop character here. There is a nice bitterness throughout and this couples with a lingering, raw, hop astringency that sticks to the palate with an almost oily, but more so tannic texture. There is an herbal edge to the expressive fruit character found in the flavor; it adds a sort of edge to things that nicely balances out the sweet hop fruit character. Ample flavors of lychee, huge tangelo zest and kumquat notes, some rounded guava, and a bit of floral peach like fruit character. The body of this beer is nice and light, but has some slight bits of texture / viscosity to it; enough to easily carry the expressive hop character, but still quite light and a beer that is eminently quaffable.

This is an awesome Pale Ale, incredibly hoppy, but with just enough hop character to carry the hop fruit character in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Serving: from tap at Fate Brewing Company. Aroma: heavy pine hop Appearance: average-sized, rocky, white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, light-amber/dark-yellow body. Taste: moderate-to-heavily bitter initial flavor and moderate-to-heavily bitter pine and grapefruit finish with long duration. Palate: full body with oily texture and lively carbonation. Overall: great aroma and lots of flavor, but after a while the bitterness began to overwhelm everything else.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
At the brewery. A - pours a clear gold amber with a faint off white head with good lacing. S - spicy hops, grapefruit, pepper, soap, grass and faint resin make up he bulk of he smell. Some orange and mango act as wallflowers. M - light to medium tacky body with a lightly sharp acidic palate. Good carbonation. T - starts with good citrus and grapefruit. Resin, soap and grass are next. Pepper and muddled citrus fill out the middle. Ending is orange and more grapefruit. Balanced beer and handled well - if not a little predictable. But still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3863) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft. Clear copper-orange color with a white head. Aroma was like orange juice with light bitterness. Flavor was mild bitterness with nice support from the malt to keep it from being too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cladinshadows (49) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Brilliant pale gold, no head or lacing. Very nice hop aroma coming through. Great citrus flavor with low supporting malt. A bit of alcohol sweetness in the finish. Nice carbonation. Tons of flavor for a moderately low alcohol beer. Would get it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Golden Straw pour, white head. Aromas of hops, stone fruit, and grass. Flavor is citrusy, plenty of hop bitterness and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours up with a clear gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The moderate aroma offers up citrus and spicy and a bit grassy hop bitterness with resiny notes coming through on a bigger draw. The taste is nice and crisp with snappy grapefruit, orange peel and bits of spicy dank onion like hops that have a brief splash of flavor before it gets into a pleasing degree of bitterness. To midway the hops attain a nice resiny edge just as a thin stream of malt sweetness and faint slightly roasted maltiness shoulder their way to the surface. As I contemplate this crisp snappy refreshing brew I start to notice a bit more spicy dank earthy onion like hoppy goodness coming through and add additional depth and interest. Fist rate Pale here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap @ Fate. 10 karat pour with a tightly packed cotton-like crown. Much lighter body than the Double Pale. Bright orange peel, lemon zest, and grapefruit pith, pine resin, honey, freshly cut grass, and subtle spice. Earthy, citrusy, and clean. Another solid offering from Fate!

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