Long Hop Brewing Co. Long Hop Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV

Long Hop Brewing Co. Long Hop Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV (C$4.00 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 15-Apr-2019, acquired 8-May-2019, reviewed 21-May-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, citrus, melon, berry, bready malt, hint of resiny pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly watery, moderate carbonation, mild bitter short finish. (3/5)

The can art is less than clear as to the name of this one, and the brewery is so new they don’t have a web site or an internet presence yet. It might be “Let’s Not Beat About The Bush”, and in that spirit of directness: it’s OK, but not much better. Clean enough, and reasonably refreshing, but just not a whole lot going on. The mild aroma is followed by a similarly mild taste, and a slightly watery finish. Welcome new guys, but the local scene is getting a bit crowded (not that I’m complaining) and this level of product isn’t going to put you ahead of the pack. (13/20)

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