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Hoyne Down Easy Pale Ale

Brewed by Hoyne Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
And in the beginning, word came forth, “Let there be ale, and let it be the colour of barley in the summer sun, and let it paradoxically both quench and create great thirst.” Who are we to disagree? Sit back, take it easy, enjoy the slow ride.

Hops: Cascade, German Select, Tettnanger

Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Ale Strain

Malts: Canadian Superior Pale, Bairds Maris Otter, Crystal

Specific Gravity: 1.049

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Slow ride, take it easy! Er sumpthin. Okay head, okay orange body. Hoppy aroma with plenty of malt, balanced kinda, not exciting but at least it’s there. Flavour is plenty of hops with amber cherry notes of malts on the back end. Missing a bit of sharpness that one might expect from an APA. Almost like a fruity ester thang goin on. Not sure if I like it as much as Life cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cobaink2 (433) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours into shaker pint glass. Biscuit and milt malts with a bit of German hops. It's fine but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
650mL bottle, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is dry and crisp, with dry crackery malt and light piney hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with gentle piney hops and dry crackery malt in good balance. Nothing overly special, but it’s well-balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - SEP 3, 2015
Oink. Out of the bottle and into the glass and into my mouth and mouth hard-on happens. After warming happiness is farther away but still within reach. Thickly malty, the massive hop smash faded correctly. Biscuit, less sweet caramel, hops have seemed to almost vanish. wtf. should have destroyed this when it was cold. Dulled down but retains really good flavour. I’m falling asleep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Pours clear amber limited head and no lacing. Nose is sweet fruit. Flavours of sweet malt, some cereal, some earthy bitterness. Taste light sweet light/medium bitter. Med sticky body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. dark golden, fine carbonation, big lacing foamy head. Light minerally caramel/crystal malt nose with slightly earthy and herbal hops. Medium light body, mellow chewy mouthfeel. Sparkly dry on the palate. ESB with a very light modern world touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Golden in color clear with a thin head. Nice drinking pale ale. Perfect summer ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC

Quite malty and stuffy for an APA, feels more like an English pale ale. Smooth, slightly watery and crisp bitterness. A bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a medium creamy white head atop a clear orange body. Nose of sharp pine resin. Good malt base, Seville oranges and a lemony finish. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, orangey yellow with minimal off-white head. Aroma of mild citrus hops and mild sweet malt. Taste same, quite mild, a little watery.

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