RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   ABV: -
Thyme Pale Ale. A traditional American Pale Ale with fresh thyme from the hills of Borgorose, Italy. A twist on a classic!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bronzed body with a wonderful silken head. Pleasant combination of thyme and hop in the nose that works surprisingly well. Spicy, piquant, intriguing, and refreshing. The body strikes a nice balance of herbal and hoppy. Refreshing and quite enjoyable.

daniele (9888) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2016
on tap leggero ambrato naso povero molto tostata amaro terroso un po astrigente slegata

kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Deep orange cloudy color - draft at birreria in New York. Musty dank fruit aroma. Tons of thyme. Not a fan of this. Fruity thyme IPA - not much else to say

mansquito (7136) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Eataly, NYC cask ($10): Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is hops and a load of thyme. The taste is where you really notice the thyme in full force. At first the beer’s bitter hoppiness is what you notice, but around the finish it starts to get more and more herbal. This is interesting for sure, and it is not exactly a bad combination, but I was still a little underwhelmed, especially for the quite steep price (I get it, you got prime real estate to brew beer, but still).

DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Brewed & on tap at Eataly Chicago, April 14. Poured on cask here, complete with Guinness-style sinking bubbles feeding a dense head. Hazy amber color notably different than a regular pale ale. Smell is a bit light, guess the tight head is not giving anything away. Taste has thyme right on the tongue in just the right proportion. Reminds me of a freshly-made spaghetti sauce; just no tomato. Mild cask mouthfeel is a bit thin. Both thyme and alcohol creep up on me as I go through the tulip. Luckily its dense flavor made me want to sip and savor slowly.

troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a hazy looking deep amber color. Low carbonation and an average sized white head. Served just under room temperature. Very herb forward, with thyme being the dominating flavor/aroma, obviously. Herbal bitterness seems more astringent than it should. Dry and grassy finish. Great lacing. I don’t think I could drink a ton of this, but I appreciate it for what it is. Tasting notes from 1/2014 at Eataly Chicago.

Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
Okay, first of all, I love cooking with thyme, so this ale really appealed to me. Strong thyme notes on the nose and then lighter herb notes on the tongue. Pleasant and crisp. A fun beer. Having said all that, I can see how the thyme could be off putting to some.

zebra (2384) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
on tap @ eataly/chicago-birreria. they were nice enough to give me a half glass of gina and a half glass of sophia -- and just charge me for a glass of sophia. loads of thyme is right, wow. out with fruit, in with spices.

Kita (2303) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap @ Birreria, NY. Pours a bit cloudy amber with thin creamy white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of heavy thyme, mild caramel, some citrus and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet malt, following is fresh herbal and fruity, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Aroma is fabulous, otherwise it lacks carbonation and is too bland...

Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thick nitro mocha head. In aroma, loads of thyme, resinous and intense, like a pizza topping. In mouth, a nice crisp biscuit malt with loads of thyme, grassy hops, well done. On tap at eataly Chicago.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Cask: A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a nice fruity ester malt with fragrant floral hops, thyme, very nice, smooth, and classy. In mouth, a nice herbaceous biscuit malt, with nice floral hops, thyme coming out well, if subdued, very well balanced. On tap at Birreria, Dec. 27 2011.

Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Cask at Bierreria at Eataly, 24/11/13. Hazed golden amber with a good sized white head. Nose is pizza topping, thyme, peach, bitter orange, toasted malts, grass, citrics. Taste comprises big herbal notes, bitter orange, thyme, spice, peach, toaste malts, apricot, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, herbal bitterness in the finale. Ok for the style, something a little different but not one I could session on!

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