Port Brewing F.N.G. Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
It’s brand new pale ale. A recipe by Matt Webster, our eFfin New Guy. Brewed to celebrate the launch of distribution to New Jersey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy and weak piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head. A really nice fruity hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit and citrus as well as some sweet tropical fruit notes. A hint of bread in the background. The flavor is more of the same. Light pine bitterness to go with pineapple, grapefruit, and orange peel. Mild bread flavor and sweetness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours golden to light orange with webby lace. Incredibly grassy, biscuity, refreshing, herbal hoppy pale ale with noble hop squashiness and citrus peel fresh bitterness. Super quenching biscuity malt, amazing hop balance. Wow. Only surpassed by the Dead Feather Moon which rivals the best of Victory’s fabled pilsners. Really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9474) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Very clear golden beer, under thick-set dense, off-white head. Citric and passion fruit, intense aromas, also valerian (blackcurrant leaf). Dry-bitter, finishes very dry and on a mineral touch. Retronasal, the passionfruit hosp return. Feels quite carbonated - brewers speak of Burtonised liquor - dry finish, bit empty-ier. Very good, and again one that drinks away very easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
Draught at Lost Abbey. Tropical fruit nose. Fruity flavor, tropical and citrus. Very bitter and oily. Light and drinkable but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruti and summer fruti aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor that lingers. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden body with a large white head. Aromas are of mango, grapefruit, tropical fruit. All hops, mild caramel. Intense. Flavors are of tea, herbal hops, fruit, citrus and dank. Lively bubbles and dry. Mild esters, minimal malt, good. Pale Ales seem to be indistinguishable from IPAs in San Diego these days. I’m okay with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap at Pour House. Pours a glowing golden color, with sticky white lacing and medium head/body. Aromas are filled with citrus, oranges, grapefruit, malts, pine, and some ashy grain notes. Taste is bitter, resiny hops. Very good pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Growler from Cranbury BuyRite. I figured this was a 3 day old growler so it would need a vigorous pour, at first there was just a little bit of soap bubble head but then all of a sudden 2/3 of my glass transformed into bright white tight bubbly head. Body was a nice mostly clear orange/copper body. Aroma was citrus hops, dry grains, earth, dirty lemons. Medium to lighter body with average carbonation and a short lived bitter finish. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma with a dirty citrus dominating followed by grains and then some green hop comes. Solid beer, welcome to NJ Port/Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5406) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Clear golden amber pour, with a nice sticky white head. Caramel, lightly bready, some sweetness, citrusy hops, and some grass. Decent, maybe closer to IPA, but nothing special.

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