Castle Danger Brewery – 17-7 Pale Ale

Castle Danger Brewery - 17-7 Pale Ale

Castle Danger Brewery – 17-7 Pale Ale

American Pale Ale
Brewed in: Two Harbors, Minnesota
2015 BJCP Style: 18B – American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Medium Crystal, Cara Pils
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic
Canned on: ~ 7/28/21
Tasting on: 8/15/21
Glass: Shaker

Aroma: Moderate citrus hop aroma, specifically orange, with a background of pine. Light maltiness. 7/12

Appearance: Light copper with a slight haze. White head with fine to small bubbles and good retention. 3/3

Flavor: Moderate pine, moderate woodsy/mint, and low citrus hop flavor. Moderate pale malt with some medium toasted character. Medium-high hop bitterness. Balance is toward bitterness. Clean fermentation. Hop bitterness and woodsy flavor last long into the aftertaste. 15/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. No hot alcohol. 4/5

Overall Impression: An old-school APA with classic hop character (even though it has Citra and Mosaic hops), substantial bitterness, and a toasted maltiness that provides balance. 8/10

Final Score: 37/50 B+

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