Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bootleggers Palomino

type: American pale ale
origin: Fullerton, CA
price: $4.35/22 at Bottlecraft
ABV: 5.5%
NSP: 8.2
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To beat XP a pale ale needs to be phenomenal.  So I wanted to see how well this held up, given how much I enjoyed Bootlegger's Mint Chocolate Porter.  This is light bodied, but sufficiently flavorful.  Nice, sweet, and floral aromas are well balanced by the hopping.  Summary: crisp and refreshing.  But, versus XP there's no contest in the complexity department, although it seems to me the beer is just as refreshing.  And that's one trait any great pale ale should have.

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