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Tap It Brewing American Standard (ASA)

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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American Standard is an all-American Session Pale Ale, hand crafted using premium American ingredients. This beer displays a bright hop flavor and aroma, yet very little bitterness. To achieve this flavor profile, we used no bittering hops. Instead we emphasized the hop character with a first wort addition, then twenty minute and whirlpool additions. Each of these processes adds flavor, while yielding minimal bitterness. We used Cascade and Zythos hops, which impart a distinctive and refreshingly citrusy character, reminiscent of tangerines and grapefruit. This beer is also generously dry hopped, using the same Cascade and Zythos hops. Our choice of malt is simple, employing wheat flakes for added body and a pillowy mouth feel, along with a touch of Victory malt for a slightly toasty note. Crystal 15 is also in the mix, which imparts a bright golden color.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a lasting huge white head atop a non-carbonated orange golden body. Nose of sweaty shoes. Lightly hopped and very thin. Bland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alanthebeerguy (140) - - APR 5, 2014
#22 - pours cloudy yellow amber. Good that vanishes, little lacing. Smells of citrus, orange, mild nose. Taste is orange, lemon and clean. The beer taste watered down and the flavours are muted. Fresh and clean, but not much going on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuedmaster (196) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
This is labeled a "session pale ale" but it is definitely hopped enough to be an IPA. Bomber from local liquor store. Gold pour with a moderate head, leaves thin lacing. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and grain. Too bitter for my taste, more like an aggressive American IPA. They use good ingredients it’s just not the style that I like. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (941) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From bottle to pint glass. Aroma of overt citrus and resiny hops. Bright orange and clear with a solid white head. Although no bittering hops used, there is a harsh spike in this beer that give a bittering feel to it. Aroma of grapefruit and white bread seem subdued to this mid-palate anomaly. Some husky cereal grains finish off the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 22. Pours light amber white head. Nose is cascade punchiness, tangerine and some tropical fruits, pine. Flavour is same and has a nice balance of caramel malt. Glad someone tagged it as an "India Session Ale", it reminds me of a beer up here marketed as that style called "Bottle Rocket". As they say down in Cali "Good on ya, mate".

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light translucent gold with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body or so. Not much caramel, but there’s quite a bit of citrus hop - even so much I could believe orange/tangerine zest. It’s dry and citrously bitter. Good session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating #850 - December 22, 2013 - Beer 22 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Yellowish amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness.Taste is light citrus and pine sweetness, tempered by a tame hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, mild alcohol warmth, and very well balanced. Crushable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
A great sessional, pours with a nice frothy white head, and golden yellow, with aromas of grapefruit and oranges. Decent grainy backbone with a bit more bitterness than I would like for a 4.5% beer. Can really taste the flavour of the hops as well as a slight orange pulp comes through. Could drink this all summer long!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Orange-kissed gold, lively white head that collapses to a chunky film. Aroma is lightly hoppy with underlying grainy malts. Light citrus hop character is overshadowed by lightly toasty pale malts, light caramel, light hat. Medium bitterness. Not as bright as their excellent IPA, but decent enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Great hop aroma. Almost a mild IPA. Pleasant bitterness on the palate. Great session beer.


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