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The Civil Life Dry Hopped Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The more I drink and think about Pale Ale the more endearing it becomes. Pale Ales are straightforward beers and their charm comes from dedication to simplicity. But there comes a time in every brewers life (read daily) when he or she wants to add that little bit more... Hence the Dry Hop! What are dry hops? Simply hops added in the fermenter or cask - not boiled in the kettle. Dry hop additions do not impart the bitterness that kettle hops do and add a surreal hop resin texture to the beer as a result. In the end we are left with our beer a little less balanced than our status quo but the energy that the prominent hop note affords is pretty cool as it stands apart. Cascade is a classic hop for this technique as it lends a heavy grapefruit note which operates as an acidifier to the malty brew.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pour amber with a light hazy with an off-white head. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus, caramel and earthy English yeast. Smells more like an American pale, but the taste is different in that regard. It has a medium crisp body with moderate carbonation. The taste starts off quite malty and dry with more earthy hops and yeast. There is also a cracker quality. There is a bit of the citrus from the aroma, but not much at all. The finish is a bit more hop forward that has the earthy English hoppiness that really sticks around. Good beer.


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