The Civil Life Dry Hopped Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at Martin City Brewing. Comes reddish amber with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Well made and very nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5893) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. It poured a nice, mostly clear amber color with thick white foam, lasting with some lace. The most hops-forward Civil Life offering yet. Flowery, resiny, citrusy, earthy, some pine, very nice and not overwhelming. Some residual malt sweetness, fruit and caramel underneath. Very tasty. Struck me as an historic English IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Nice grapefruity, somewhat piney hoppy, lightly toasted malty aroma. Slightly chewy, nice grapefruit citrusy, somewhat pine, moderately bit but refreshing flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Shaker pint draft at the Martin City Brewing Company in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed darker orange with a 1/2 inch slightly off-white head that leaves behind nice lace. The aroma is big fresh leafy hops - floral, citrus, resin along with caramel malt. The taste is the hops up front, fresh and bright. As with the nose, a nice blend of floral citrus resin, balanced nicely with the body of the caramel malt. The palate is light to medium bodied, lower level carbonation and a dry floral finish. Clean easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a hazy deeper orange amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, spicy hops and light citrus. Flavor of peanut butter, toasted malt, toffee, spicy hops and light pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was not what I expected for an EPA, with a good dose of citrus hops, caramel malts, and even some pine. Flavor is about the same; citrus, caramel, toast, and earth. Light-bodied, with a dry, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. Thin head. Lots of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
Great copper color, with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Standard issue pale ale flavor, with a hops notion that grows more assertive as the pour ages - a nice beer for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2144) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Dark brown. Smells citrusy. Thin head. A lot of lacing. Pine. Very hoppy but not bitter...interesting.

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