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Postby G.M. Gillman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:39 pm

This is a well-made, British-styled pale ale, well-hopped and with a tasty but not over-sweet (for the style, 5% ABV pale ale) amber. Very nice, this brewery has just gotten better every step of the way. This is a pint beer for lunch or with friends. It's not a double this or triple that, not fruit-soaked or sour, just a good solid amber of the kind I recall back when craft beer started in the late 70's. We need more of these IMO, well-made 5%-ers that don't take a strip off your tongue but taste like beer should.

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Postby JeffPorter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:42 pm

Gary - maybe I'm getting old, but it's simple beers like this that are really spinning my dials lately - where'd you taste it.
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 pm

Six pack from Beer Store Jeff.

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Postby JeffPorter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:04 pm

Duh- just realized what beer it is! Thanks. I'll need to pick some up soon...
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Postby Bytowner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:28 am

JeffPorter wrote:Gary - maybe I'm getting old, but it's simple beers like this that are really spinning my dials lately - where'd you taste it.


Not getting old, just been in the beer game too long. These days everyone and their dog has a beer twitter account or blog, and everyone else is starting a brewery. It's too much for me to keep up with releases and fight the hunting crowds of hipsters these days, find myself falling back on tried-and-trues more and more.
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Postby sprague11 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:58 pm

The former Robert Simpson confederate has improved.
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Postby heebes » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:43 am

wasnt this one being shelved for a new regular listing, an american wheat pale or something? anyone heard anything further of this via monkeys?
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Postby bufordsbest » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:56 pm

a local has this on tap and i must say, it's leaps and bounds better than when i had the bottle format a year or two ago. Nice malt profile with some spicy hop flavor from the saaz.

thought it was well done.

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