[Brew Review] Battered Boar’s, Company Man Pale Ale = C

So, this will be my first review of a Battered Boar product, and really looking forward to what this new brewery has to offer!

This review is from a 12 oz. bottle. And is an American Pale Ale, with 8% ABV.

Poured a dark amber-copper color, and is much darker than I would expect an APA to be, with a 3 finger white head.

Aroma is pretty sweet, caramel malts, with some grassy hops smell, and Im also smelling the alcohol more then I want to.

Taste, is pretty much alcohol forward, and finishing pretty sweet, again with an alcohol bite in the back of my throat. But underneath all of that I can detect some citrus hops, and maybe a little bit of fruity esters like an apple peel.

Mouthfeel was acceptable, and is medium bodied, and almost sticky.

Overall, at 8% abv, I would call this an IPA. But the hops are not amped up enough to be labeled as such. Really too sweet and and too much alcohol bite for me. When I sit down to drink an American Pale Ale, I look forward, to sitting back and having a few pints, and this is not a beer I feel that I could do that with.

But this at least shows promise, and as this is from the first batch produced, I expected that there might need to be some tweeking of the recipes before its all said and done. I won’t give up hope for this brewery, I think with some more time under there belt and getting use to the new equipment, they will knock out some quality brews.

I would still encourage everyone to pick this up and try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think.

OBR Rating: C


~ by OkieBrewReview on October 28, 2009.

3 Responses to “[Brew Review] Battered Boar’s, Company Man Pale Ale = C”

  1. I whole-heartedly agree with this review. I had heard nothing of this OKC brewery before (do they make it here or is it like Mustang that contracts out?) so I thought I’d give it a shot to support the local economy. I can’t consume more than one in a sitting, either, which is not what I want in a beer. They have miles to go before they get to the level of Basement Batch from Choc which is my “house beer.”

    • No, they have their own brewery. I haven’t made it out there yet to check it out. But they are located at 14801 Metro Plaza Blvd., Oklahoma City, Ok, although I think the area is more thought of as Edmond than OKC.

  2. Oddly, the first sixer of Company Man that I picked up was really good and I didn’t notice the alcohol until I was a couple bottles in and it hit me that it wasn’t your average 5%-6% pale. Then the second six pack that I picked up recently, the alcohol smell/taste was really strong like it was spiked with pure ethanol. Hopefully they’ll get things worked out. Between the Company Man and their Briarpatch, I think they’ve come up with interesting brews and have a lot of potential. (I’ve definitely had a lot worse.) It would be nice to see the folks at Battered Boar offer something under 7%.

    Overall, I’ve been happy with the local offerings that have popped up this year. It’s nice to see OKC making competent entries in the craft brewing world.

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