1010. Mighty Arrow Pale Ale

1010. Mighty Arrow Pale Ale

On Sunday (Easter) Win and I drove down to Temple, Texas, where David's dad lives. We spent some time at his dad's place before heading out in search of drink. After an unsuccessful attempt to find a dive called "Old 95" we headed to O'Brien's, an Irish pub in downtown Temple. O'Brien's is an attractive, two-level space with wood paneling, high ceilings and a modest, but impressive, beer list. I had a couple of beers before trying a beer from New Belgium that I hadn't had before.

Beer Stats:

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing
Alcohol: 6.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: American Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Pours a clear, pale copper, and is topped by a fluffy, white head that fades to a film leaving good lace. The aroma has a nice punch of citric hops as well as some malty and fruity undertones.

Toasty malts upfront with an underlying, light, bready sweetness. The finish has a good dose of leafy, piney hops. Medium-bodied with low carbonation with a touch of oiliness.

A nice session beer, but it could have used a bit more hops.