Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bent Paddle Kanu Session Pale Ale

Bent Paddle Kanu Session Pale Ale. (Why not just Pale Ale? Aren't they all session beers, ostensibly?)

This can is the last of my 12-pack, bought many weeks ago. That seems to be my way, lately, drinking the other 5 or 11 or what have you and enjoy without critical thinking, if it's good of course. And then leaving the last one and procrastinating, as it sits in the fridge, waiting to have those notes taken. Well, it's high time, dammit. Let's drink it!

4.8% ABV, 48 IBU.

Lightly hazed, bright golden, bordering on amber color, slim white head.

In the nose: soft, slightly spicy/hoppy, citrus and pine, all played in a minor key. Nice.

In the mouth: Hop bite is big at first, a great of bitterness, and the lemon and the pine needles on the palate. A little bit of tropical notes pop up here and there, too. Nice and spicy and dry. Lean bodied, easy-drinking, good to toss back and have another. Yum, quite tasty.
It's a classic American pale and a good beer, and you can drink it. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

The “Weekend Warrior”, the “Tin Tank” the “Camp Classic”- most canoeists experienced their first paddle in an aluminum canoe. They are perfect for the beginner - rugged, stable and not to mention glaringly bright! Kanu Session Pale Ale pays homage to that nostalgic entry point into paddling life. Brilliant hop expression with a structural malt “hull”, this Session Pale is designed to accompany your journey. Grab a 12’er and climb aboard our craft!

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