Review - Woodstock Inn Brewery's Pemi Pale Ale
"Our IPA for hop heads" -- Woodstock Inn Brewery
Pours a cloudy light amber body with a nice two-finger head with an off-white color and fantastic lacing that clings to the glass like static. Settles out into a dark clear amber hue. The aroma is at once hoppy and malty, with fruity esters from the citrusy hops and bread notes from the malts. The more we sniff, the more the aroma dissipates. Initially, we're rudely greeted with a moderately bitter smack up front, which mellows to a light bitter finish that has a buttered toast taste, and the texture is creamy throughout. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, it leaves us slightly dry with gentle carbonation.
Despite the name, this baby is classified as an IPA and, as such, should be held to a higher standard in the hoppiness category, in which is suffers a little bit. However, if it were a pale ale as its namesake indicates, it would do very well as its hopped up enough to provide a kick, but there isn't enough of a bite to scare off the rookie beer drinker.
Reviewed on July 24th, 2007.