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Wig & Pen Pale Ale

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Brewed by Wig & Pen Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Canberra, ACT, Australia

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A crisp refreshing cask conditioned real ale. The pronounced hop flavour, derived from US Cascade hop pellets and a subtle maltiness combine to purvey a refreshing session ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4306) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
180715. This is my first beer from Wig & Pen and it is most unusual to find their beers outside of Canberra. This pale ale was on tap at The Scratch - I think the guys from The Scratch possibly get these beers because they are originally from Canberra. This is a good strong pale ale with everything that you want in a beer. While not earth shatteringly great it is by no means below par. Toffee butterscotch colour with the slightest of heads. Full flavoured with no bitterness at all. Flavour wise this beers probably sits in the mid range but there are flavours of hops and citrus and also some floral hops in the aroma - nothing over the top. A good solid beer that I would recommend seeking out if you can.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2015
Peaches and cream with grassy undertone. Moderately bitter finish. Meh, nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RafeAU (395) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Hand-pulled English style pale ale. Taste at the Wig and Pen. This was OK, I prefer many other of their beers.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1139) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Tasted 6/3/2014. Draught at "Wig & Pen", Canberra. Poured a clear golden amber colour with one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained very well but laced poorly. Carbonation nil. Aroma very nice with sweet fruity hops (possibly passionfruit) with malty under-tones. Aroma is very nice but doesn’t transfer to the taste. Taste of sweet tropical fruits plus a slight bitterness. Light body with a thin mouthfeel. Smooth, light with a long but slightly too bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Old notes 11/2/09 Draught at Brewery, Canberra Pale gold body, holds a fluffy white head. Nice nose of hoppy citrus peel and guava, with a hint of light biscuity malt. Medium body, decent carbonation. More hop citrus on the body, bit of grassiness, with a backbone of light caramel malt character. Decent bitterness on a clean finish. Decent drop, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1698) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Served a golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus an d s ome malt sweetness. Just a bit of grain in the background. Taste starts with a mild citrus nip, with an easy malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, mild crispness, smooth with a nice texture. Week balanced. Easy drinker, good for a few. Worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a clear yellow/gold, with a small white head. Hops seemed to indicate more of an english pale than an american pale ale. Hops were slightly muted in both taste and aroma, but were complimented well by nice even caramel malt. Quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
Hand pump. Pours pale gold with a small head that quickly settles to a ring. Strong aroma of fresh citrusy hops with some caramel in the background. Flavours subdued but quite clean, with a noticeable fresh hop presence. Light bodied, soft carbonation with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Tap. Great taste, quite similar to the IPA but not as explosive. Aroma is hoppy, floral, and caramelly. Flavour has good length, with a sweet start and a bitter finish. Silky in the palate, with a thin-medium body. Amber colour, and a creamy white head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2009
Draught at Wig & Pen, Canberra. Pours golden with an off-white head. Big malt and fruit aroma, earthy notes and underlying caramel. Same flavour. Smooth and bitter mouthfeel. A solid pale ale.


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