Review: Pemi Pale Ale, Woodstock Inn Brewery


Pemi Pale Ale
Woodstock Inn Brewery — North Woodstock, NH

Stats:
  • Style:  Pale Ale
  • Bitterness:  56 IBU
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • Malts:   Pale, Crystal, Torrified Wheat
  • Hops:  Fuggles, Cascade, East Kent, Goldings
  • Sampled: 12 oz. bottle

Description:  
"Best Pale Ale in the Northeast and second overall in the Country at the United States Beer Tasting Championships.— Woodstock Inn Brewery


Random thoughts:   This is my first beer from New Hampshire.  I received Pemi Pale Ale as part of my Beer of the Month Club gift subscription.  Woodstock Inn Brewery started in 1995 and is part of a 33-room inn that was founded in 1982.  They brew thirteen beers (8 year-round and five seasonals) on a seven-barrel system.  Check out their beer lineup on their website. 

The tasting:  Reddish-orange in color, hazy, with a white head that dissipated slowly leaving.  Aroma of sweet caramel malt, with some light grassy hops.  Flavor of biscuit and caramel malts with spicy earthy hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, it has a smooth mouth feel.  It finished with long lasting spicy hop bitterness.

Rating:  3 star.  Good.  I would drink this again if someone gave it to me.  I'm glad I had the chance to taste this New England Pale Ale.  The hop profile is very different and provides a nice change of pace from  from typical Northwest brews.  I'd like to try more of Woodstock's other brews, but since they're not available in the West, I'll need to make a long roadtrip... 

Have you tried Pemi Pale or any other Woodstock Inn brews?


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