RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The beer English breweries would brew if they played football the right way. This Extra Special Ale takes a classic style and gives it an American twist. Enjoy the complex malt profile and layers of sublime English hops. One taste will have you saying "Blimey!"

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CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
An average at best IPA makes love to an average at best ESB and this is the abomination of a love child it produces. Nuff said. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color topped by a massive foamy, rocky beige head. Aroma is funky with notes of tobacco, yeast and earthy, floral hops. Taste is more funk with notes of plastic and bitter hops. Not very good.

pinkie (470) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours copper with golden hues and perfect clarity. A finger of off white foam that fell pretty quickly to a ring and film on top and left great lace to look at while it drinks. Refreshed with each tip of the glass. Nose is light citrus and toasted grains. Light caramel malt sweetness. Hops are earthy and herbal. The fruit leans toward orange but there’s a touch of lemon in it as well. As it warms the malt gains a slight nutty quality. No alcohol on the nose. Taste is just what you want in an English style pale ale. The light ripe fruit and the light malt sweetness are inseparable as they greet the palate. The toasted grains vie for a bit of attention and show a bit of deepness and strength. The hops show up herbal and leafy with a friendly bitter to grace the middle of the beer. The nutty quality accents the toasted grains once again as it finishes dry and earthy with it’s light sweetness intact and lingering at the back of the throat. It has a low abv and and for alcohol on the palate, only a tiny bit of warmth as you swallow. The bitter becomes a bit spirited as you drink but it’s never sharp. Light fruity aftertaste. Body is full with malt but smooth and this drinks light. This is an amicable, sessionable beer with perky hops in a frisky partnership with toasted grains. It’s light enough to drink all day. The flavors are unclouded and not complex but just enough to keep you wanting more. Drinks effortlessly. Very, very good.

jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From a bottle poured a copper color with a good amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

jb (3211) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Very foamy to start, dark copper. Leaves a rocky head with frothy suds on the side. Nose is caramel, malty, mild English hoppy notes. Taste is initially very nutty, a bit of tannins, dry, earthy, okay. Not my favorite but very well made.

r464 (2359) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Copper color with a huge and very foamy tan head. Balanced, earthy malt with toast, nuts, then a nice whack of hops that’s not too bitter. Decent strength. Would try again.

DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours hazy deep coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, sudbued hops. Tastes of caramel malt, resiny hops, and some tannins in the finish.

zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Nutty malty coffee scent burnt sugar and some slight veg. Burnt orange body whitish head. Roasty malt with a bready veggie hop taste and some sweet notes. Clean and smooth.

Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Big fan of 3 Heads Brewery. This is an English style IPA! Nice malt flavors but not overpowering on the hops. Good balanced beer.

Ron (3919) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured golden with a nice soft white head, decent lacing. Solid, resiny spruce aroma. Sweet and bitter grapefruit citrus notes play well together an make an excellent combination. The alcohol was well hidden.

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