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Bent Stick Brewing Co. Swap the Hops Huell Melon – American Pale Ale at 5% ABV

Bent Stick Brewing Co. Swap the Hops Huell Melon – American Pale Ale at 5% ABV (C$4.00 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 25-May-2021, reviewed 7-Jun-2021)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of fluffy white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: melon flesh and rind, sweet cereal grains, floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

I think this might be the first ever single-hopped Huell Melon I’ve ever had. I’m quite grateful for that, because it seems to fairly conclusively establish something I’ve suspected for a while. To wit: I don’t really like Huell Melon. Specifically, while it does certainly have melon character, a large portion of that is a vegetal, rind-like note which really doesn’t do it for me. Glad I had it, wouldn’t again. (14/20)

7/10 ryansbooze.com #ryansbooze

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