Tool Shed Brewing Company Protest Pale – American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV

Tool Shed Brewing Company Protest Pale American Pale Ale at 5.2% ABV (C$3.60 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 6-Aug-2019, acquired 29-Aug-2019, reviewed 3-Sep-2019)

Appearance: swirling opaque pale gold with one fat finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy citrus, tropical & stone fruit, pale malt, light vanilla. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, juicy mild bitter finish. (4/5)

One of Tool Shed’s better offerings, regardless of how you feel about LGBTQ+ issues or violent protests. Mild and juicy, it’s pleasant and easy-drinking. In fact, I’d prefer if it were a little more emphatic in both the aroma and taste, which is why I’ve marked it down slightly in both those scores. Overall, though, it’s a nice example of the Hazy/NE Pale style. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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