Russell Brewing Company Peaks and Valleys – American Pale Ale at at 5.1% ABV

Russell Brewing Company Peaks and Valleys American Pale Ale at at 5.1% ABV ($7.25 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Pours clear pale amber with a fat finger of pillowy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is citrus (juicy orange and pithy grapefruit), herbal, some tropical fruit, slight pine resin, some caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, with a crisp finish. (3/5)

Pleasant APA with lots of juicy citrus flavour, while the crisp finish and lower ABV make it quite sessionable. That said, the Centennial hops are nice, but perhaps a little sharp on their own. Not harsh, per se, but a bit on the sharp side. Good, without being great. (14/20)

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