Dry Hopped Pale Ale
Style: Canadian Pale Ale - mid point in body and hoppiness between an English Pale Ale and a West Coast Pale Ale.
Similar To: Crazy Canuck, Conductors Ale
Nose: Light citrus, and floral hop character
Palate: Restrained Cascade and Chinook hop tastes greet the palate with hints of citrus and pine. This yields to a subtle yet balanced malt character and finishes with a mild, yet present bitterness that lingers on the palate.
This beer is not a "hop bomb". It is intended to be a refreshing, halfway point between the malt of an English Pale, and the wild hopping of a west coast pale ale, or American IPA. There is hop present, there is a lingering bitterness, but this beer won't destroy your palate for weeks to come, and leave you unable to dream. Dry-hopping refers to the process of how the last hops are added to the beer, not to the form or type of hop itself. In a dry hopped beer the final hops are added to almost finished beer, and are never in contact with heat. This helps preserve aroma and taste of the hop.