[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