Fernie Brewing Company Campout West Coast Pale – American Pale Ale at 5.4% ABV | 39 IBU

Fernie Brewing Company Campout West Coast Pale American Pale Ale at 5.4% ABV | 39 IBU _(C$2.47 at Collective, 355 ml, best before 13-Jun-2019, acquired 31-Jan-2019, reviewed 4-Feb-2019)_

Appearance: clear medium gold with a towering fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate clingy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, resiny pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (4/5)

I had this a couple of years ago, back when it was first introduced and called Base Camp. Have I mentioned I hate arbitrary name changes that result in my thinking I haven’t had a beer before? (Though this isn’t bad, so I’m not too livid… I’m a bit peeved I don’t get a tick on Untappd, though.) At the time, I complained that they were using a fairly cryptic date/BB code, and to give all due credit at least they’re gone with a human-readable BB now – but I’d still prefer a packaging date. As before, I’m getting a balance between citrus and caramel, with some assorted fruitiness and lightly dank pine following behind. A combination of English and West Coast Pale attributes, and a clean decently dry finish make this a pleasant thirst-quencher. (15/20)

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