Review: Postmark Juicy Pale Ale

Wow, it's been a while since the last time I reviewed anything by Vancouver's Postmark Brewing, in fact.. it was their Mandarina Wheat Ale. This time around, I'm checking out their Juicy Pale Ale. The Juicy Pale Ale is 5.0% ABV and 18 IBU. It's described as juicy, hazy and tropical. It's brewed with El Dorado Hops, Vermont ale yeast and with Pilsner, Flaked Wheat & Naked Oats for malt.

Appearance: Pours a moderately hazy lemony to orange body.. not anywhere near as hazy or juice like as you would see with a New England style beer, but definitely incredibly hazy/cloudy. I can't really see any carbonation in the body of the beer but I do get two finger's thick of snow white head on top initially, and the head retains itself pretty well, only leaving behind a bit of lacing as the beer goes down.

Aroma: Hmm.. I'm getting notes of pineapple, gummy bears, orange and a bit of lemon zest. It's fairly light but nice, sweet and tropical. There's a hint of gum to it, not quite bubble gum but gum, a hint of cereal (hint of oats, hint of Pilsner).

Taste: Fairly sweet with a good deal of tropical notes to it - there's a moderate amount of orange, a sharp sweetness of pineapple and a hint of I want to say one of those green fruits in a fruit cup (can't think of it right now). There's a definite yeastiness in this beer that gives me a classic New England vibe to it.. a tad bready. The sweetness lingers for a bit on the palate but then diminishes completely. It's slightly floral (and hint of bitterness), a tad grassy and very easy on the tastebuds.

Overall Thoughts: Not as fruity as many beers with the name juicy but.. it definitely has a nice fruitiness that would work well as being a patio beer on a hot summer afternoon.. oh, I'd love that once my "weekend" begins! Very easy to drink, a tad oaty but oats are awesome!

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