Apex Predator Brewing / Zero Issue Brewing The Huntress – American Pale Ale at 5.9% ABV

Apex Predator Brewing / Zero Issue Brewing The Huntress – American Pale Ale at 5.9% ABV (C$4.45 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 18-Sep-2019, acquired 15-Oct-2019, reviewed 21-Oct-2019)

Appearance: hazy deep gold with one fat finger of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: mild, caramel, citrus, floral, pine, earth. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-lively carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Super high hopes here for a collaboration between two local (-ish) breweries who’ve had a pretty decent track record with me – and the neat-o keen Boris Vallejo-ish can art wasn’t hurting, either. But, as is so often the case, the higher the hopes, the greater the disappointment. Ok, I’m exaggerating a little – it’s actually not bad – but I am a bit disappointed. The slightly murky appearance is the first strike, followed by the mild (although pleasant) aroma. The taste is actually pretty decent, though, and the finish is pleasantly balanced. Overall, it’s OK. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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