Backfin Pale Ale

Good looking deep yellow pour with a decent head a little sticky lacing.

To me, this drinks much more like a european lager than a APA, as it has the ability to be fairly non-descript and refreshing at the same time. Very clean and sharp all the way around. I enjoyed it.

As others have noted, a very smooth buttery mouthfeel and this is what adds to its drinkability. For some reason, I suspect that this beer is much better on draft than it is from the bottle so I may have seen the best side of this, but I was impressed.

Nice balance, with noticebale hop character, but at the same time, smooth and well hidden. I also suspect that lot of BA’s would find this bland and boring, but for once, that’s on its side.

Good with food and when you are looking for something refreshing to wash down a meal. Not a great beer, but one that has high drinkability in my book. I was surprised at how much I liked this beer, since it isn’t really a beer with much character but it just hit the spot. Perhaps this was just one of those occasions when it simply fit the bill.

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02/20/2005
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.78
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