This is a milder, gentler version of Nurse’s Ipaprofeno. Which makes sense, as they call it an American Pale Ale, not an American IPA. It is still very hop forward and energetic, but with a softer, sweeter side. The flavor profile, to me, would be better in a lower ABV beer. I’d drink a heck of a lot of this if it were at Session Ale levels of alcohol.
That is not to say that it is not a very good beer, because it is. This is 100% cookout beer. It’s light and hoppy enough to drink while grilling or lounging, and just barely sturdy enough to stand up to most cookout food.
- Color: Pale Amber (08 SRM)
- Standard: Gold to copper-colored (5-12(10-24 EBC) SRM)
- Clarity: Very little haze ,either chill or hop.
- Standard: Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Medium maltiness, low caramel malt
- Standard: Low to medium residual malt sweetness should be present
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: High hop flavor, primarily floral
- Standard: Very low to medium-low
- Perceived Bitterness: Medium bitterness, almost medium-low (35 IBUs)
- Standard: Medium (20-35 IBUs)
- Fermentation Characteristics: Some fruity esters. No diacetyl
- Standard: Mild carbonation traditionally characterizes draft-cask versions, but in bottled versions, a slight increase in carbon dioxide content is acceptable. Fruity esters are acceptable. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at low levels.
- Body: Medium
- Standard: Low to medium
Floral hops, fruity hops, some other citrusy hops, and some cane sugar. That adequately explains the aroma. The flavor is really rather mild given the hop bomb my nose led me to believe was waiting for me.