22 July 2007

Ellicottville Pale Ale (NY)

"Brewed & bottled by Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, NY." Contract brewing is fine, but this beer isn't. Yellow/orange color looks nice, though the head doesn't last. It's kind of thin. My main problem is that it tastes too much like grapefruit. I don't dislike grapefruit, but it needs to be balanced with something else. I hate to slag off on a small brewer from my neck of the woods, but I wouldn't drink this again (although the raters at Ratebeer and Beer Advocate seem to like it.)

Note: apparently, this used to be called Two Brothers Pale Ale.

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