The Civil Life English Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our look at British Pale Ale is a bit more opportunistic but still within the "Special/Best/Premium" style. We wanted a nice bright session beer with the Bitter concept (medium Gold, good clarity, low maltiness, dry finish, bitterness) and came up with one that incorporates North American Hops- Centennial- that keep the beer punchy. This is a newish trend within the style and one that we feel keeps the flavor bright and refreshing.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Drank right after an american pale ale. Huge difference. No where near as hoppy. Much milder body as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is floral hops and sweet malt. Flavor mirrors aroma with a nice bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9361) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Draft... RBSG 2014… Hazy golden pour with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet presents subtle notes of peppery hops and pale malts. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor leans just a tad toward the bitter side of balance, but is quite even-keel overall. Crisp, mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2462) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft at RBSG. From notes. Light citrus and grainy, somewhat plain malt backbone. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17173) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak floral hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1612) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at The Civil Life. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light wheat. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, wheat. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Mostly hazy golden color. White head. Some loose bits of lace. Good grassy lightly peppery hop aroma. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter, kind of zesty, light dry finish. Solid, flavorful hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3327) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery.
Pours a nice golden color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is earthy and leafy with some nice marmalade like fruitiness.

The flavor is mildly bitter with a low level of sweetness. It’s got plenty of leafy happiness and not a lot of malt character... what’s there is nice, crisp and lightly toasty.

This is a nice one for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8746) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at source. Pours cloudy yellow gold. White head. Nose/taste of lemon, soap, grassy, toasted grain. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4719) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft - Slight citrus hops and light malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light hop notes, light malts and a nice clean finish. A perfect example of an understated sessionable EIPA.

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