Bitter American

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Bitter American is a seasonal pale ale from 21st Amendment Brewing, and the name pays homage to the typically bitter nature of a pale ale.   However, I found this beer to be better balanced than a typical pale ale, particularly after it warms a bit.  The nose has orange and lemon in it, and the middle has some of the traditional bitter piney hops, but balanced with an equal amount of malts that lend the flavor of sweet bread.  The finish is sweet orange, and a bit of lingering pine.  This isn’t a standard bitter pale ale, but a very nicely balanced beer.  At only 4.4% ABV, it’s also light on the alcohol, making it a nice refreshing drink.  This is a nice beer.

I give it a 3.8 out of 5.

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