Topic Archives: Pale Ales

Posted in Mother's Brewing Company, New Releases

Mosaic & Citra hops are alive & well in Mother’s Brewing Trop Top

Mother's Brewing Trop Top

Mother’s Brewing Trop Top Pale Ale hits shelves this week. 

Tropical hops flavors are very hot in craft beer right now. You can thank hops like Citra and Mosaic for that. Incidentally, that duo is responsible for Mother’s Brewing Trop Hop.

The “tropical” pale ale is heavily hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops in both the whirlpool as well as in the dry-hop.

This refreshing pale has a big fruity hop punch with a very restrained bitterness. The malt body is light with a mild sweetness to round out the juicy, tropical fruity pale ale.

Mother’s Brewing Trop Top Pale Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft as a seasonal release.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Mid February 2018

6% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Full Sail Brewing, New Releases

Full Sail Session Twist brings a little citrus into winter

Full Sail Session Twist

Full Sail Session Twist brings a touch of citrus into the colder months.

Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing has taken the inspiration that created Session Lager and turned it into a full series of releases over the past few years. Creations have included everything from an IPA to a Mexican Lager, plus fruit variants like Watermelon Wheat and Black Cherry. As winter presses on, the brewery looks to put a little citrus in these dark days, with Full Sail Session Twist.

Session Twist is lightly hopped with Cascade, plus a “twist” of tangerine. Each sip might be the brightest part of drinking in the cold.

“We wanted the tangerine to come through in this lightly hopped pale ale. A hint of Cascade hops gives Session Tangerine Twist a natural citrus character and a twist of lemon rounds it out. Tangy aromas of citrus zest and tangerine burst from this golden, refreshing ale. –  Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss

Session Lager launched 12 years ago and has since taken home more than 100 medals in various competitions. 40 of those were gold.

Full Sail Session Twist is available in 11-ounce stubby bottles and draft through April 2018.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Tangerine)
Availability: 11oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-April.
Debut: Late January 2018

5.2% ABV, 20 IBUs

Posted in Dogfish Head, Seasonal Return

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is back in plaid

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo Bottles

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, returns to the brewery’s seasonal lineup. This beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Before you get to know the beer, get to know the name. The “Pennsylvania Tuxedo” is the stylish descriptor given to the red and black hunting outfits popularized by Woolrich, dating back to the late 1800’s. All the more reason this beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo has made an appearance before, released on tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach in 2014. In 2015, Tuxedo was bottled for the first time as well, destined for a larger Dogfish Head market.

“Pennsylvania Tuxedo smells like Paul Bunyan’s cologne and tastes like tongue-kissing Mother Nature, and it’s a labor of love that we hope you’ll share with friends this winter.” Brewery founder Sam Calagione

When you brew an outdoorsy collaboration, you brew it with spruce tips, right? The brewery’s Sam Calagione mentions in the video below where John Rich almost died from falling off the rafters at a barn raising after drinking too much of his own spruce beer.

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is available once again in 12-ounce bottles and draft in November 2016.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: October 2017

8.5 ABV 

Image: Dogfish Head

 

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

A winner in both taste and name. Monday Night Han Brolo

Monday Night Han Brolo

Monday Night Han Brolo will soon be found in the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s lineup soon. We’re already in love with the name.

“A crushable, hazy pale ale” is what you can expect from Han Brolo, the long lost brother of our favorite galactic smuggler. Cans of this new release debut soon, alongside Dr. Robot, a fruited sour.

Beer Street Journal recently tried “Brolo” and the first sips just scream juicy. It’s hard not be with a Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria, and Simcoe hop lineup.

Monday Night Han Brolo will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft this fall.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft

Debut: September 2017

4,7% ABV, 25 IBUs

Monday Night Han Brolo tap

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in NoDa Brewing, Seasonal Return

NoDa Roaring Riot, for Carolina Panthers fans rounds out July

NoDa Roaring Riot

NoDa Roaring Riot cans return at the end of July, brewed for NFL’s Carolina Panthers loyal.

The brewery is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as you can probably imagine – big Panthers fans. NoDa Roaring Riot is dedicated to the passionate fan base. The beer is a pale ale brewed with rye malt.

Brewed wth our favorite Carolina tailgaters and fans, the Roaring Riot. #DoYouRiot

NoDa Roaring Riot will be available in 16-ounce cans again Friday, July 28th.

Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 11/11/16
Latest Return: 7/28/17

5.5% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale cans return this month

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale can

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale has been canned for second time this month.

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is a hop forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.

“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.”

Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.

You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are an REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.

Automatic Pale Ale will be available in late June in 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: June, 2017

5.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in New Releases, Tin Roof Brewing

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo Pale Ale

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo

Tin Roof Brewing releases Voodoo Pale Ale just in time for their new Baton Rouge Funk Fest. Tin Roof, based in Baton Rouge, dubs Voodoo Pale Ale as “their new flagship,” and describes this new release as:

“…A heavily dry-hopped American Pale Ale, which relies on malted and flaked oats to enhance the tropical and fruit flavors provided by the hops.”

Expect a fruit and pine forward flavor and aroma from the inclusion of Citra, Simcoe, and Waimea hops. The heavy dry-hopping as well as use of oats and wheat give the beer a naturally hazy appearance.

The first time you will be able to try Voodoo Pale Ale is at The Baton Rouge Funk Fest, an all day free concert from 1:30 to 7:30 on May 13th at the brewery.

Voodoo Pale Ale will be available in 12oz cans within Tin Roof distribution following its release.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Waimea
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: May, 2017

5% ABV

Image: @thealerunner