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Moerlein Altered Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originating in a home brew recipe from Moerlein’s Brewers Rian Umbach and Al Sheets, Altered Wheat is an aggressively hopped American Wheat. Powering this up is the excessive use of Centennial, Sorachi Ace, and Pacific Jade hops for a huge citrus character.

2015 can description: GOOD BEER SHOULD BE ENJOYED WITH GOOD FRIENDS. WE TOOK THIS TO HEART WHEN WE ASKED TWO OF OUR BREWERS, WHO HAVE BEEN LIFELONG FRIENDS, TO CREATE A NEW ALTERED VIEW ON PALE ALE. ALTERED PALE ALE IS A UNIQUE BLEND OF 2-ROW AND WHEAT MALT WITH AN ABUNDANT USE OF HAND-SELECTED HOPS ALONGSIDE OUR MAIN INGREDIENT: FRIENDSHIP. CHRISTIAN MOERLEIN ALTERED PALE ALE IS THE THE HOPPY EQUIVALENT TO A TIGHT GROUP OF BESTIES. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, AND THIS CAN EVEN CLOSER.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Can. Floral/perfume, lemon, biscuit malt, and grapefruit peel aroma. Medium yellow with large white fluffy head. Sweet orange-lemon, wheat malt, and mildly bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Decent body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1457) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is toasted Malta with some floral hops. Flavor is the same, but a little watery on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (2053) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Can that pours a mildly hazy yellow with white head. Someone deScription is wrong the can says pale ale the style above says wheat ale. There is nothing aggressively hopped about this beer. 35 ibu’s should tell you that. If it’s a wheat beer it has hints of diacytal in there which detracts from the flavor. So for once not sure what this is but its only decent to a point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview: yellow pour, visible carbonation. aroma of grass, fruity, wheat. tastes are juicy citrus, zesty, wheat. strong even bitter. oily palate. sum of its parts is better than the first take. solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5853) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12 ounce can. Light orange color in pour. Nice citrus notes. Low malt. Little aroma. Nice. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3810) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
I’d probably call this an APA. It’s cloudy orange w/ a foamy head. Its nose is citrusy with maybe a bit of woody pine character. Tasting it, a dill-like note comes out, likely due to the Sorachi ace hops used. It’s relatively dry but medium bodied w/ creamy carbonation. It finishes w/ solid herbal bitterness and a lingering creamy sensation on the tongue. This is one of those beers I didn’t think much of at first but grew on me throughout the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2015
on tap @ Firehouse Grill / Cincinnati OH --- Clear golden amber color, bright white one-finger head, sheets of lace. Nice aroma of malt. Taste is sweet malt that adds carbonation and light hops on the swallow. A simple, but solid, full-bodied, summer quencher that also works well with food.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Can shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, pine, grass and citrus. Malty flavor with cucumber hop character before a piney hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (362) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Can. Pours golden with a frothy white head. Good cling. Aromas are pine and sweet malt. Flavors are pine needles, sweet malt, bitter citrus and biscuit. Well balanced floral hop bite in the finish. Rich, smooth mouthfeel; slightly oily. This is a rich pale ale with a lot of character. Nearly an IPA. Very, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4536) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. The beer is a bright ha y gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has tropical fruits, pineapple, some lemon zest. Juicy, fruity sweet taste. Pretty refreshing. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.


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