Friday, 29 August 2014

Persephone American Pale Ale

The Persephone Brewing Company in Gibsons, British Columbia is the source of the Persephone American Pale Ale. I received a 650mL bottle of this 5.5% alcohol brew as a gift from the always charming and exuberant K.F.

P.A.P.A. is a glorious, mostly clear, copper colour, topped with a loose cream head. It has a jumbo hop aroma with a woodsy, evergreen vibe, and some faint citrus notes. The flavour has a decent malt backing, but leans toward bitter. There are notes of citrus and pine, with a soft passion fruit twist.

All in all, this is a fairly enjoyable beer. At 5.5%, it's a little understrength, but that allows it to have a soft, mellow, almost buttery mouthfeel. It's not quite as gritty, bitter, and boozy as I'm usually pulling for in a pale ale, but the pleasant flavour goes a long way toward picking up that slack to deliver some swell swill.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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