Category 12 Brewing Co. – Critical Point Pale Ale

Category 12 Brewing Co. – Critical Point Pale Ale

Rating

3.5 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Appearance
3.8 out of 5
Taste
4.1 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Pale Ale
  • Brand: Category 12 Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Nice northwest hop profile in a big and bitter Pale Ale

  • Cons:

    Rather bitter for a Pale Ale

  • Conclusion:

    A big and hoppy, northwest-styled Pale Ale

Category 12 Brewing Critical point Pale AleCategory 12 Brewing Co. – Critical Point Pale Ale Review

The Critical Point is a Pale Ale brewed just outside of Victoria BC in Saanich by the Category 12 Brewing Company. At 5.6% and 49 IBUs this west coast Pale Ale pours from the bottle as a crisp, amber colour topped with two fingers of thick and lacing head. From the Critical Point Pale Ale comes an aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, malt and a touch of brassy-metal. The flavour is a nice balance of hop and malt characteristics making for a beer that is rather sessionable but still has a kick of northwest flavour. Citrus notes make up a big part of the initial flavour before tropical fruit and light caramel build in the mid-section. In the finish a piney-hop bitterness takes hold giving a truly west-coast finish to this BC brewed Pale Ale. The Critical Point is a great example of what a BC Pale Ale should be.

 

Alcohol – 5.6%
IBU – 49
Size – 650ml Bomber Bottle
Price – $7.00 (Craft Retailer)
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