Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Review: Palmetto Pale Ale

Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
Rating: B

Thanks to mikesgroove for sending this one my way in a trade...

Appearance: Orange/amber in color, white one-finger head with good retention. Good lacing.

Smell: Aroma is a little weak. Caramel malt with some citrusy hops, and ale fruitiness in the background. Balance is not where I expect it to be for an APA, I'd expect more hops.

Taste: The flavor is a good bit different from the aroma - fairly bitter. Lots of bittering hops in this one, I'm guessing, but less flavor and aroma hops - perhaps there were cost considerations at play? Caramel malt, slightly acid. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, well-carbonated. A bit lacking in this category...

Drinkability: Not a great APA, but fairly drinkable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-27-2007 03:45:39

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