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This beer came to me by way of a friend visiting for the weekend.  We ended up needing to go on a beer run and this is what he grabbed.

Beer Name: Brewers’ Pale Ale

Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA)

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.3%

Description: A “bright and fruity” pale ale brewed to meet the discerning tastes of Anchor’s brewing team.  You can find the full specs and back story here on the brewery website.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow copper semi see thru body with thin white head

Smell: Sweet, sugary malts beneath a layer of fresh pine and citrus hops.

Taste: Started out with sweet light malts upfront that gave the beer an almost candy or caramel-like body.  Fresh piney hops came in about midway through and stuck around as the brew came to a juicy finish featuring melon, citrus blend, and grapefruit.  Very clean and fresh tasting throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation.  Right on point for the style.

Hype: None.  Anchor is a respected, long running brewery, but they don’t really get the hype that the smaller and newer guys do.

Overall: This was crazy good.  Clean, fresh, and light it was the perfect choice for a warm day.  I’m even going so far as to add this to my list of top five pale ales.  Check it out!