RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Basement Batch is is a traditional American-style Pale Ale. Much like our infamouse award-winning choc beer, it's handcrafted with only the finest ingredients. Starting with a base of American-grown 2-row malted barley we add liberal amounts of caramel and Victory malts to give Basement Batch a rich, almost nutty, malt backbone to complement the unique citrus character Cascade hops, which are the gold standard for this style. Like all of our choc beers, Basment Batch is "bottle conditioned," which means that it's fermented a second time while in the bottle. This long-established method of carbonating beer will leave a thin layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. So, pour slowly and carefully to maintain clarity,and enjoy!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Aroma - basic floral, faint citrus, somewhat yeasty; Appearance - hazy copper, slightly opaque, thick fluffy head, decent lacing; Taste - fruity front, yeast-filled back, finish has a good hop bite; Palate - pretty smooth for the style, good body; Overall - nice in certain areas though poorly put together, shoddy effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
12 oz--Thanks Kawabomber..its cloudy golden with an off white slightly fluffed head...drippy lacing forming and sticking...a delicate hop aroma...mmmm citrus whiffs...light yummy malts on the first sip followed by a bitter citrus--grapefruit and lemon---its light in every way but drinkable in every way....bitter left in my mouth after, but that’s light too...a bit un-balanced in the way of bitter consumed all the other subtleties that may have been there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
bottle thanks to Cavie, pours dark orange with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is nice biscuit malt and a toasted nuts with a mild pine hop note. Flavor is bittersweet hay and celery with a nicely balanced pepper and pine hop finish. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2010
Tasty hoppy brew that looks like an ale but has sediment like a Hefe-Weizen. This is a strongly hoppy beer that will turn some away. I like it fairly well though. I wouldn’t seek it out again probably just because it’s not too distinct or above average, but you know, it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 10, 2010
Not a bad pale ale... nice and hoppy. But I was really disappointed with the appearance... it had that muddy water wheat beer look... what the heck?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pour was light to medium golden. Aroma was of slight cascade hops and a little malt and breadiness. Flavors were pretty well balanced and more on the malty side than bitter. Not to complex or exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a hazy orange amber with a creamy, white head. Metallic aroma, malty, bread made from whole grains. Flavor is sweet, sugary, more whole grain bread. Finish is medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Hazy amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit. Light-medium body, light acidity. Solid APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Rather watery and fizzy, just a touch of malt character, but they clearly use Briess pale ale malt, nothing else is that bland. Rather dry, decent hops. Nothing great, but not offense.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy golden color with a finger of so of white head. S: The nose is a bit disappointing (not that I had incredible expectations to begin with). Very mild aromas of citrus and floral hops with a slightly stronger malt presence. T: The flavor is a bit more impressive than the nose is. The same floral and citrus hop components are more pronounced here, with a mild bitterness. The caramel malt gives the beer some needed body. M: Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of body or aroma, both being in the middle of the scale. D: A decent enough pale ale. I would have liked a little more hop character, but there was a fair amount to make it a palatable APA.

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