Parallel 49 Wobbly Pop – American Pale Ale at 5% ABV | 40 IBU

Parallel 49 Wobbly Pop American Pale Ale at 5% ABV | 40 IBU (C$2.75 at J. Webb Wine Merchant, 341 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 30-Apr-2017, reviewed 30-Apr-2017)

Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a persistent cap, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, grassy/herbal, hint of pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (3/5)

Pretty straightforward classic APA despite the label notes’ description of Pale Ale having come a long way since your father’s time. Pales in general have. This one, not so much. Malt dominant over largely noble hop character. About the only non-classical characteristic is the fairly emphatic bitter in the finish, but even that’s fairly blunt and unremarkable. OK, but no better. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze