Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pemi Pale Ale

This was a gateway beer for me. Pemi Pale was the beer that opened my palate to my love - nay lust - of hoppy beer.

It was an earth shattering revelation really. Before I drank a Pemi Pale Ale on tap at Woodstock Inn Brewery any beer that was bitter or even remotely hoppy was a complete turn off to me.  I turned my nose up at many a hopped brew in favor of their mellower brethren.

One sip of this beer and the heavens opened and a choir of angels sang. Oh my firkin goodess!  That was it, I was hooked.  From that moment on I was in search of the hoppiest, bitterest, lip-smackin'est  beers I could get my greedy little hands on.

Is this the greatest pale ever?  No. But it is a good one.  I would never turn one down!

Pemi Pale Ale (5.7% ABV) pours a rich amber color with a dense head; a pretty rich color for a pale ale, very nice.

The aroma is citrussy, bready and malty.  It's all good.

The taste is immediately bitter.  The citrus takes back stage to a more earthy hop but is still in evidence. This is backed up by sweet caramel hops that mellow out some of the initial bitter.  But the finish is pleasantly bitter.  

The mouthfeel is medium with good bubbly carbonation.  Refreshing and very drinkable.  I know, I've drank a lot of them!

Pemi Pale Ale is a tasty brew.  A good example of the style.

Overall: very good!

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