Strange Fellows Brewing Talisman – American Pale Ale at 4% ABV | 29 IBU

Strange Fellows Brewing Talisman American Pale Ale at 4% ABV | 29 IBU (C$4.63 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 12-Sep-2018, acquired 19-Oct-2018, reviewed 29-Oct-2018)

Appearance: clear pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap & ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: earthy pine, grainy malt, citrus, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

I really liked their Wild, their Saison a little less so, and their P49 collab Saison a little less so again. As a result, I was optimistic here – although the “old world inspired” seemed a bit at odds with the “West Coast Pale Ale” above it. Unfortunately, it does seem to be more the former, than the latter, with earthy notes and malt dominating over mild citrus and tropical fruit. Decently balanced, but without the dank hoppiness I was hoping for. (14/20)

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