RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
The FBC Pale Ale is a cross between two styles. The caramelized malt tones and the lower carbonation levels are in the English style, and the bitterness and color are more American. The aroma is derived from a blend of British hops, which gives the beer a fine rounded aroma. The British hops are far less assertive than their American counterparts, which lead to a more agreeable aroma profile for a British Pale Ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Sampled at the brewhouse. A nicely made brew with a good hop palate. One of the better brews.

j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Sweet citrus on the nose, a bit of malt and a hint of fruit. Medium bodied, soft and slightly sweet with an early bitterness. Gentle toast and a bit of dry malt with some citrus into the finish. Clean and easy.

Sledutah (7888) - Utah, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at the brewery

Pours clear copper with a small off-white head, good lacing. Mild aroma of citrus and fruity. Flavor of grapefruit and herbal, mild bitterness

Noble hops are a distinct flavor

stevoj (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Draft at brewery. I thought this favored the English style, but it came off as a bit flat. Had both the normal and cask pours, cask faired slightly better. Caramel malts, kind of sweet, not too much hop presence. Not your typical pale ale, and not so great.

brokensail (16660) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
On tap @ Faultline. Clear orange beer with a white head. Definitely some butter and lemon juice to this. Not very good. Slight butter, some toasted bread, and a lot of grains. Decent enough orange peel hop aroma and flavor, I guess. Weird watermelon rind flavor to the finish. No thanks.

batneil (798) - - FEB 21, 2013
Very pleasant tasting pale ale. Fairly bitter, a bit like an IPA. Thin head, a little carbonation.

strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Draft. Copper color, clear, thin head. Malty aroma, mouth coating palate, very little hoppineSs... More like a thick amber ale. So-so.

scanovajr (754) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 1, 2012
A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, flowery, citrusy.
Taste is malty, caramel and hoppy. Soft carbonation

bytemesis (9327) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, herbs. Flavor is malty, herby, grassy, light bitterness that comes on in the far finish.

Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
This ale had almost no aroma. Was a crystal clear amber color that was bitter at first then sweet then back to bitter. Overall a good combo. It was light bodied and crisp. Not bad

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