Twa Dogs Beer Jolly Beggar’s Pale Ale – American Pale Ale at 4.7% ABV | 22 IBU

Twa Dogs Beer Jolly Beggar’s Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 4.7% ABV | 22 IBU (C$3.79 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 26-Sep-2017, acquired 21-Jun-2018, reviewed 24-Jun-2018)

Appearance: brilliantly clear (until I poured in the lees) straw with two fingers of loose white head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pale malt, grass, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly thin, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

Not bad at all. Given the name, I was actually expecting an English Pale (What? Scottish and English are the same thing, aren’t they?) but no, it’s a decent American, albeit one where the malt is prominent (though clean). It does, however, fall prey to the issue of a light malt bill giving a thinnish body, which in turn is leading to the bitter being more pronounced that one might expect for 22IBU, and a little astringency in the finish. On the other hand, since I’m just taking a short break after 12 hours of work and then going back at it, crisply refreshing and low alcohol are pretty much exactly what the doctor ordered right now. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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