Cannery Brewing's The Muse & the Golden Promise Extra Pale Ale

It's been a while since I've seen any beers by Penticton BC's Cannery Brewing, but I saw a nice selection while I was in Saskatchewan last year, so I had to pick out some that I've never had before, including this beer - The Muse & The Golden Promise.

The Muse & The Golden Promise is described as her serene blend of Golden Promise malts, California ale yeast, and Simcoe hops flow seamlessly together weaving a path of strength and vitality. The Muse is the heart, the spark, that enchants your mind in such a way you can't think of anything else but her.

Appearance: The Muse pours a cloudy orange ale with a light amount of sediment and a light amount of white foam on top.

Aroma: Mildly bitter hop profile with pine and grass, a bit of a caramel sweetness and lemon. There's a light amount of tropical sweetness that gives off pineapple and apricot. The grassy hop profile seems to be one of the most dominant aromas.

Taste: Pretty typical for a Pale Ale - it has a good pine and grassy hop profile, a moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness, some tropical apricot/pineapple notes. There's also a bit of soapiness and a sharp pine bitterness for an aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: Sweet, hoppy, bitter and a bit tropical, this is pretty much your standard American Pale Ale. Nothing really standing out but it's not bad and easy to drink. As it warms up, the apricot flavour pops up even more. 6.5% ABV / 35 IBU

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