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Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 4%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Mango, pineapple and tangerine, with a light, lasting malt character. Body – Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation. Aftertaste – Soft and juicy orange, low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Our season-long Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, whether it’s conversation with friends or quiet relaxation after work, and aims to provide balance between bold flavour and easy drinkability. It’s full of rounded flavours of mango, pineapple and tangerine with a soft juicy finish and low bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 28th January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, mandarin peel, soapy, floral with hints of mango.
Taste: Slightly underripe mango, pineapple, citrus rind, lemon zest, with hints of pine and a herbal / floral touch.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking but I’m not big on floral notes.

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Omnipollo Aniara

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Lemon Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) In the intersection between pale ale and lemon juice. Lemonale. American Pale Ale brewed with lemon juice.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice slightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, lemon zest, lemon and a little soapy.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon, lots of lemon, lemon everything, zest, pulp, peel, juice.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Lemon is nice, but this was overly sour and acidic, that didn’t make it so easy to drink.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season DDH Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Zesty citrus fruit in both flavour and aroma, backed up by resinous hop notes. Body – Medium bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy fruit flavours. Dry hop intensity – 16 g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) Our all-season DDH Pale provides a balance between a juicy, full-bodied IPA and easy drinking Pale. ‘DDH’ means this Pale has been double dry hopped, using twice the amount of hops as our standard Pale. It delivers big citrus flavours and a smooth body, with a juicy tang and a peppery character on the finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 23rd October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Slightly mild, but there’s mango, orange zest, lemon peel and dashes of pine.
Taste: Juicy, light mango and peach, followed by lots of citrus zing, orange, orange rind and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A great Pale Ale that is just so easy to drink. Aroma was perhaps a bit light, but flavour was right up my alley with a good balance of tropical and citrus fruits.

Fort Point Galaxy Park

Brewery: Fort Point Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: 19 IBUs. Single hop Pale Ale series. Malts – Bohemian Pilsner, Pale Wheat, Oats and Acidulated. Hops – Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from website) Bold, spirited and intensely aromatic, Galaxy Park is a single hop pale ale that’s full of surprises. Galaxy hops from Australia work with our unique house yeast to create a complex and layered flavor profile, going beyond Galaxy’s initial burst of pineapple, passionfruit and citrus, to wry hints of riesling and fresh cannabis. This is a beer for adventures—great for cooling off after a crosstown bike ride or a meandering hike in the redwoods.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.69
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 31st July 2018, ‘taste like space’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Light haze, golden straw yellow colour with an almost two finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light sweetness, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, grass and biscuit.
Taste: Light gentle bitterness, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, grass, and lightly floral.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Great feel to it, with some nice pineapple and pear aroma and flavours.

Mikkeller San Diego Staff Magician

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Alesmith for Mikkeller SD

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 23rd May 2018, and poured into a white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus peel and rind, lightly soapy with hints of peach.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruit notes, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, with light bitterness and a hint of floral.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and although the flavours are there, the intensity was a bit lighter than expected.