Stone Tepee Pale Ale

12 oz bottle, usual stubbie presentation from Tyranena, thanks go out to Kevin for a chance to crack this one.
Honey orange color on the pour with a pleasing white head. The beer is capped with a frothy layer of thick bubbles and the head provides some nice, inviting lace.
Nose seems very weak and has me worried. It seems as though this beer has potential to be extremely light on flavor if the nose ids anything to go by.
I need not have worried. The tastes provide a really quite aggressive, fresh hop explosion. This is surprising for two reasons. First the nose did not give any of this away at all, and secondly it’s not the kind of bitterness and depth of flavor that one usually associates with the style. Some fruit notes underpin the hoppy blast and beer comes together to give a very satisfying experience. Some soap notes amongst the hops as well. The toasty, pale grains support the beer nicely, and to be frank I’m pretty impressed.
More depth of character and flavor than one is used to with the style, so in that respect and exciting beer to drink. Good stuff.

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12/21/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 2
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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