Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nebraska Brewing Cardinal Pale Ale

This pale ale is 6.0% ABV and has 42 IBU's. It is from the Nebraska Brewing Company of La Vista, Nebraska. They have always had bottles of their special release, but they recently started canning some of their regular lineup. The can says "World Class in Every Glass." They are also a sponsor of the large Great Nebraska Beer Fest each August, a fest definitely worth attending.

The beer pours apricot and orange honey golden in color. There is a short head of white foam. The aroma is hop forward, sweet oranges, tropical fruits and melons, a touch of dankness. The taste follows the aromas, adding in sun tea with lemon. The beer drinks easy, crisply carbonated and refreshing. It has a light to moderate bitterness and a fairly dry finish. This is a hop forward, very solid and easy drinking American pale ale. This was one of my favorites in their lineup when I visited their brew pub, it totally holds up in the can.

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