Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fulton The Ringer Review

Name: Fulton The Ringer
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5%

Even though winter has finally started digging its claws into our region (after a 50 degree day no less,) I'm still digging some of the lighter styles for the time being; Though one's definition of "light" may be subject to interpretation. Which is why I'm taking a look at The Ringer, an American Pale Ale from Fulton Brewing.

From what I've gathered, this started out as a draft only beer a couple years back and it wasn't until recently that this became a bottled beer. After all, Lonely Blonde was available in bottles way before I ever recalled seeing this on store shelves. As for the name, I haven't a clue why it is called The Ringer or how it relates to APAs.

The Ringer pours a dark hazy orange color with a bit of mild carbonation. Head is nice and foamy and the lacing is quite abundant.

The nose is very floral hop forward with some prominent yeastiness. I'm getting some moderate resin hop bitterness and some mild toffee malts.

Thr flavor is fairly floral hop forward with a light citrus kick behind it. I'm also getting some yeastiness, in turn which is followed by some bitter hoppiness and mild maltiness. The aftertaste takes on a mild citrus hop bitterness and light toffee maltiness.

The Ringer doesn't do anything revolutionary for the style. What does do is provide a nice & flavorful APA for beer drinkers to enjoy and it does so quite well.

Fulton The Ringer - 8.5/10

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