Bench Creek Brewing Naked Woodsman – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV

Bench Creek Brewing Naked Woodsman American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV (C$3.37 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 473 ml, bottle date 4-Jul-2016, acquired 23-Jul-2016, reviewed 24-Jul-2016)

Appearance: clear pale gold with two fingers of rocky ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel and bready malt, grass, citrus, floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (3/5)

Eh. Not bad, but nowhere near as good as their White Raven. In particular, the malt is a bit more dominant than I’d prefer for an APA, and such hops as come through are mostly grassy in nature. (Actually smells a bit lager-y.) The body’s also a bit heavy for the style. Just doesn’t shine, overall. (12/20)

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