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Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, 1879, East India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
EAST INDIA PALE ALE, 1879, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND: Here’s the new one! We couldn’t help but want to brew a proper period version of the beer that started the craft beer movement here in the US and Ron came up with a brewsheet that launched many OUAT firsts. Not only does this one use English hops as would be expected, but also hops from Germany (including hops from Alsace that was only recently ceded to Germany from France) and California. Yes, you heard that correctly. We don’t even grow hops in California these days so it was surprise to see a Yorkshire brewery using them in the 19th century. First ever use of American hops in a OUAT beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2013
22oz bottle. Large white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, grapefruit, some honey, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, grass/straw, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light resin, nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours yellow orange with medium off white head. The aroma is earthy hop and citrus. Medium mouth with grass and pine, light bitterness, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is biscuit, straw, bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
22oz bottle @RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-white-yellow. A-soft pine/herbal, lt malt. T-pine/herbal hops, lt malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some orange, some citrus, and light floral notes. Flavor is similar with light citrus, orange, and floral notes. Light in body and not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3039) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a nice golden color with a three finger foamy white head. On the nose its toasted malt, little earthy spice and a touch of citrus kissed grassy hops. The palate is clean and bitter with a nice malt backbone that has a touch of caramel sweetness and a grassy bitter mid to late palate. Nice beer a bit pricey for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Interesting IPA. Lighter in color- yellow with a hint of orange. Not overly hoppy, but it does have a nice flavor. Flavor profile more along the lines of a pale ale. Regardless this is decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
i like the classic label .. . pours a deep yellow .. . medium sized head, lacing is proud .. . stubby bitterness, good hay and mild resin .. . a really nice english pale .. . . those weren’t real pirates!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a creamy cap. Decent stuff, some dry bread, bit of toasty straw, dry orange. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light dry piney finish, toasty bread, dried citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2013
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of cereal-like malts and floral hops. Flavor about the same with the two not meshing well. Average texture. Sort of a disappointment, like a lot of beers from this series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tinkerbell (10) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Slight aroma of over ripe banana. Clear mod gold color. Citrus, banana flavor, nice hop

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