Ale Architect Brewing Ltd. Akitu Dry Hopped Brut Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV

Ale Architect Brewing Ltd. Akitu Dry Hopped Brut Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV (C$4.09 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 18-Mar-2019, acquired 12-Apr-2019, reviewed 14-Apr-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fingers (and growing) of fluffy white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, tropical fruit, crackery pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body tending slightly thin, lively carbonation, dry moderate bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

I got a bit excited when I saw the label indicated a hop blend of Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy – pretty much my three favourite hops – and while they’re not as emphatic on the nose as I’d like, they’re definitely there. But overall, while it’s not bad, it doesn’t quite live up to my expectations. As often happens with this style, the high degree of attenuation has resulted in a body that, though pleasingly dry, is also light to the point of tending watery, and the finish ends just a little astringent. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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