Citizen Brewing Company Batch No. 2 North West Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 5.5% ABV | 50 IBU

Citizen Brewing Company Batch No. 2 North West Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.5% ABV | 50 IBU (C$2.87 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 473 ml, packaged on 19-Sep-2017, acquired 23-Sep-2017, reviewed 23-Sep-2017)

Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pine, grainy caramel, hint of tropical fruit, light floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

Much better than their Session Ale. Fruity hops and caramel malt strike a decent balance, with neither being particularly dominant. I’d like brighter hops and cleaner malt, but it’s not bad. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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