Category 12 Brewing Critical Point Ale – American Pale Ale at 5.6% ABV

Category 12 Brewing Critical Point Ale American Pale Ale at 5.6% ABV (C$8.25 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, bottle date 22-Apr-2016, acquired 28-May-2016, reviewed 28-May-2016)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of loose ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: grapefruit, tropical fruit, pale malt, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)

Nice little APA, though once again I find myself wondering where you really draw the line between APAs and A/IPAs. In terms of aroma, flavour, body, and ABV, this could easily be characterised as an A/IPA, so what makes it an APA? On the other hand, I usually complain about APAs that are too light for the hop profile, so this is definitely one approach for solving that… Anyway, regardless of whether you call it a beefy APA, or a light-ish A/IPA, this is a decent pint. (14/20)

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