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Junction Craft Conductors Craft Ale

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Brewed by Junction Craft Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note - Hoppercar is a dry-hopped version of Conductor’s Craft Ale We used 5 different malts from Germany, France, Britain and Canada to give Conductor’s a biscuity, toasted, caramel base, and a combination of 5 different hops from Germany, the Czech Republic and the Pacific Northwest of the USA. To finish the beer we designed and built in-house a ‘hopback’ mechanism that infuses the hop aromas into the beer in line from the kettle as the beer goes into the fermenter. We use whole leaf hops of Cascade and spicy German Tetnanger in the hopback to provide a unique and intense hop aroma that is familiar but uniquely presented.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (160) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
At the Ajax Beerfest. Pours amber with a small beige head. Has a carmel malt with hops and citrus aroma. Taste is carmel malt, nuts and a bit of citrus bitter. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (2332) - - JAN 12, 2016
Draught at BareBurger. More malt-forward with some light orange hoppiness, fairly thin with a short finish. Paired with an outstanding wild boar burger, this one didn’t stand a chance and failed to shine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
The floral hops bouquet foreshadows the warm, well-balanced, rich taste that teases the senses and satisfies the soul. Good stuff. Mighty good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thorongil2 (2181) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
(can) bright, clear amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of fruit compote, then roast; balanced, simple flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Draft - Earthy hops and pale malts with a touch of citrus. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Citrus peel and pale malts with a nice bitterness. Lots of malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whatup14 (1491) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Canette 473ml. Couleur orange brûlé trouble, mousse beige foncée. Arôme de malt, orange, houblon herbal. Goût de malt grillé, houblon herbal, amertume moyenne, caramel. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (1567) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Hazy amber colour with quite a thin head. Medium sweetness with a caramel taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy Amber without much of a head. Lightly floral soapy aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, lemon, light woody resin, pine... Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3706) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Can - 473ml. Hazy amber body with an average off-white frothy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and piney hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty and piney notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Can, Embrun LCBO. Golden brown, bubbly white head.Toasty, bread, some fruity hop aroma. Tate is more toasty biscuity malt mixed with earthy fruity hops. This is a straight up English Pale to my taste. Clean. Short finish. A tad watery. Nothing wrong here - also not a bunch to rave about - just a solid made English Pale Ale.


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