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Mad Fox Defender American Pale Ale

Mad Fox Defender American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
A West Coast style American Pale Ale brewed with equal portions English Pale malt and German Vienna malt to provide lots of malt backbone and a dark straw color. The hop varietals are Millennium for bittering and Centennial for flavor and aroma. This brew is not for the hop impaired and is sought out by hop lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Sample at the source. Toasty grain and candy sugar caramel malt. Grassy herbal hop profile. Finish is a bit grassy again. Good presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Draught @ Mad Fox Brewing Company - Glover Park Taproom, Washington, DC. Pours nearly clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt, with hoppy and estery notes and hints of fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour,mwith heavy estery and malty notes and touches of bread. Bitter and rough aftertaste with notes of needles. Drinkable but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Pours a light copper almost yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of sweat, honey, earthy and sulpher hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Appearance: medium golden air, short white head. Aroma: grapefruit and pine, light caramel malts. Taste: bitter grapefruit, tropical hopes, resin, a bit of paper, a hint of caramel and cardboard. Finish: lingering bitter astringency. Notes: Bitter and unbalanced. I prefer an APA with a little more malt. Draught at the source.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3096) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at the source. Transparent golden body, effervescent, small, off-white collar. Aromas of caramel malt, pine, earthy hops. Tangy hops, medium sweetness, fruity, earthy malts. Light in body with mild bitterness. I prefer hop forward pale ales to malty ones, so this one misses the mark for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (984) - - NOV 20, 2014
on tap at Heavy Seas Alehouse; clear amber color; light floral hop aroma; slightly fruity; floral hop flavor with citrus notes on a medium bodied bready malt base

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Standard visuals, golden amber, clear and active. Quite snappy and nice. Earthy, dirty hop base, but still delivers that fun, American acidity. Good impression. (#5833, 10/18/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (3751) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours clear pale gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like bitter spicy hops, dry cracker malt, floral. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, creamy corn, and very light hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Some citrus and a big malt backbone here. On cask this certainly tastes more like an English pale ale. Finishes with light bitterness and some sourness. Pours hazy orange. Cask at Churchkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, light tropical notes. Tastes of bitter wheat and citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Not a big fan of the bitterness in this.

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