Sunday, 25 May 2014

Natural Selections 6 Pack--Dead Frog Pale Ale

Dead Frog Pale Ale is an unappealingly named brew from Aldergrove, British Columbia. It's made by the Dead Frog Brewery and comes in clear 341mL bottles.  I don't usually like clear bottles, but I actually dug the effect of a cloudy, brownish-amber beer in a clear vessel--looks like a hearty grog. The bottle told me to "do it froggy style", which struck me as an odd request. This stuff has the conventional 5% alcohol.

Dead Frog pours with a ridiculously thick cloud of cream-coloured head that was bound and determined to never dissipate. This pale ale has a mild, fruity aroma underscored by a nice hop presence. I'd call this one a British-style pale ale. It starts malty and moves toward hoppy; from sweet to bitter. The finish is definitely the best feature. It's dry, hoppy, and slightly spicy, with some citrus verve.

The clear glass contains a brew that manages to be quite flavourful, given its meager 5% alcohol content. This was an above average pale ale--not exactly remarkable, but better than many.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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