This bright golden pale ale is reminiscent of old world brewing tradition. When drinking the ale savor the caramel malts, imported east Kent goldings hops, and the classic slight buttery aftertaste imparted by authentic London ale yeast. Periodically, youíll find us serve a "cast-conditioned" Pale Ale version of our Goat Hill, if youíre patient and search hard enough. This beer derived its name from the location of our Capital building--sitting on top of a Montgomery hill were goats once grazed.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Draft at the brewery. This is without a doubt the worst beer Iíve ever had directly from a brewery. It poured a nice enough copper color, but the head consisted of about 20 really big bubbles like soapy water. It smelled like a regular, hoppy APA that had been left out in the sun for a couple days. Really not appetizing and clearly infected. The flavor was actually much less bad than I expected at this point with some average bitterness and nice yeastiness, though it was mostly ruined by a skunky sourness. The mouthfeel was similar to those last couple ounces of a 2-liter coke thatís been in the fridge for a month. Normally I wouldnít even rate a beer that was so clearly spoiled since thatís more the fault of the bar than the brewer and itís not far to punish a beerís score for that, but since this was straight from the brewery and more than 1 tap was coming out like this...well, I donít feel bad bashing this disaster of a beer.
Rerated after visiting a year later. It was slightly better this time around and had some carbonation, though not much. Still the ugly soapy head. Still tasted terrible.
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