DRAFT REVIEW: Vanilla Pale Ale
RATING
82

This pale ale proves stouts and porters aren’t the only styles that can carry vanilla. In the nose, dense vanilla sweetens toasted bread and flowery hops; on the palate, an ultrarich wash of vanilla surges through toasted malts, then meets focused floral and orange hop notes in the back; the flavor falls just shy of Creamsicle. Snappy bitterness saves the beer from a cloying finish and clips each sip clean.

 

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