Saturday, January 30, 2016

Regular Guy Brewing Contra Code Extra Pale Ale Review

Name: Regular Guy Brewing Contra Code EPA
Style: English Pale Ale
ABV: 6%

It's been a while, but the guys at Regular Guy Brewing have come through for me again by sending me some samples of their latest wares. I've got a couple new beers from them to review and the first I'll be looking at is their Contra Code EPA, complete with the code and everything on the front. Now since the Contra logo is trademarked by Konami, this probably won't be the final label design but it still looks incredibly fun!

Appearance - Very hazy dark orange color with no visible carbonation. The head is nice and foamy though very small in terms of volume but there is a lot of lacing left behind

Aroma - Bready biscuits and floral hops dominate the front of the nose. Alsogetting some mild marmalade & grapefruit notes with some light bitter hops towards.

Taste - Biscuits and floral hops on the front of the palate once again, followed by some mild orange peel and bitter hops. Aftertaste is mostly yeasts and light floral & bitter hoppiness.

Looking back at the last EPA that Regular Guy did, it's apparent to me that this is a new recipe & isn't unlike any other EPA out there and is more in line with what a traditional EPA tastes like. It's got all the staples of the style (Floral hops, yeastiness, etc.) and it plays it safe for the most part. The important thing here is that it's got a good balance to it and that works in its favor.

Regular Guy Brewing Contra Code Extra Pale Ale - 8/10

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