Annex Ale Project Rinse Cycle – American Pale Ale at 4.5% ABV

Annex Ale Project Rinse Cycle – American Pale Ale at 4.5% ABV (C$3.78 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 15-Jan-2021, acquired 10-Feb-2021, reviewed 1-Mar-2021)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fat fingers of rocky white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap and ring, moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: yeasty funk, bruised apples, melon, citrus. (3/10) Taste: moderate sweet, low bitter. (3/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration slightly tart funky finish. (2/5)

Not my deal – and actually, if I’m being brutally honest, a “rinse cycle” is what I need after that. Not the first time this brewery has had an emphatic failure in my experience, but this easily takes the cake as the worst. I’m not completely certain it was infected, but it might well have been, so maybe it was better new, or other batches are better. In any case, I actually couldn’t work up my nerve to try any more than a couple of sips, and sink poured most of it. (8/20)

4/10 #ryansbooze

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