1171-1173. Three From Dillon Dam Brewery

Matt Jeremy and I skiied at Keystone on Thursday, at Vail on Friday, and at Copper on Saturday. We spent most of our time at Vail and Copper skiing trees and bumps, and by the end of the day at Copper Jeremy and I had gotten the hang of bumps, and were skiing them pretty well. It's going to be hard to go back to skiing in the Northeast. After our day at Copper we went to Dillon Dam Brewery for our apr├Ęs-ski.


1771. Extra Pale Ale




Beer Stats:
Brewery: Dillon Dam Brewery
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: American Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.7


Extra Pale Ale pours a clear copper, and is topped by a sudsy, beige head that fades to film, leaving good lace. The aroma is dominated by piney, and citric hops, but has a base of mild, toasty malts.

This is a pretty standard APA flavor-wise. Toasty malts upfront move through to a slightly sweeter, bready finish, where leafy and grassy hops provide a firm bitterness for balance. This beer was light-bodied, crisp, and had a nice, prickly carbonation to it.

I thought that this beer was very refreshing, and was a great after ski beer.


1172. Pallavacini Porter



Beer Stats:
Brewery: Dillon Dam Brewery
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: American Porter, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.75


This Porter pours a ruby-tinted, dark brown, and is topped by a thin, brown head that retains well. The aroma had a nice dose of roasty malts. There were nice chocolate notes, as well a dark roasted malts.

A rich, chocolate sweetness upfront, moves through to a slightly fruity, astringent center, with a mellow finish that has a bit of roasted bitterness, but not as much as I'd like to see. Pallavicini Porter is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and has a rough roasty character.

Overall this beer is a bit sweet, but was overall pretty good.


1173. Sweet George's Brown




Beer Stats:
Brewery: Dillon Dam Brewery
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: English Brown Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.0 | Smell: 4.5 | Taste: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.5

Overall: 3.95


Sweet George's Brown pours a lightly hazy, reddish brown, and is topped by a light beige film of a head. The aroma is bready, and has a light fruitiness, and hints of roast. This smells like a very nice English Brown Ale.

There's a bready sweetness upfront that moves into a fruitiness in the center, that's balanced by a roasty, hoppy bitterness in the finish. This English Brown Ale is medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and has a bit of a coarseness that I associate with roasted malts.

I really liked this beer, it had a nice malt profile that was the focus of the beer, but it was nicely balanced by judicious use of roasted malts and hops.

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