Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale

20180806:
The beer exhibited a lemon smell while I poured the beer. It had a fruity smell. The beer had a hazy yellow-orange appearance. It was easy to drink, had a citrus taste with a bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale - full bottle

The bitter aftertaste was strong. As such, the beer was refreshing on the sip, but had an unfortunate bitter aftertaste. 10:50 PM PT

The difference in taste (from tasty to bitter) was substantial. 10:51 PM PT

Eventually, the bitterness was gone and there was a delightful sweetness. 10:56 PM PT

Sleepy, I finished the second half of the beer in one gulp. Overall, the final taste was more mellow than before, yet like before, it tasted sweet, then bitter, and then sweet again. 11:40 PM PT

Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale - empty bottle, half-full glass, out-of-focus bottle cap

[20190104 Edit]

Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale

Relevant Links:
Brewers' Pale Ale (Anchor Website)
Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale (RateBeer.com)
Brewer's Pale Ale (Nelson Hop Blend) | Anchor Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
BREWERS' PALE ALE

"Brewers' Pale Ale is an aromatically complex, double dry-hopped American Pale Ale."

Brewers’ Pale Ale is an evolving hop series, yet it remains a crisp and quaffable American Pale Ale packed with hop aroma and flavor.

Anchor’s Brewmaster, Scott Ungermann, asked our brewers “what beer would you like to drink right now?” and they told him “a killer, everyday pale ale that’s aromatic, crisp, refreshing and flavorful”. And then, they set off to make it.

Our brewers work together to develop and constantly evolve recipes until they’re absolutely delicious and uniquely Anchor. For this beer, their first step was to find just the right malt bill to showcase their favorite hops and then blend those hops within that framework. While it took many iterations and taste tests, our brewers were up for the challenge! The result? A modern American Pale Ale with the fresh aromatics of an ever-changing blend of our brewers’ favorite hops for a bright, crisp, delicious and perfect go-to beer.

Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale - left side of front label

The Citra Hop Blend of Brewers’ Pale Ale is a refreshing, easy-drinking pale ale with bright aromatics of tangerine, Meyer lemon and melons. While the first version of Brewers’ Pale Ale highlighted the unique Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand, the Citra Hop Blend possesses a more citrus-forward flavor profile with notes of pine in the background. Anchor’s team of brewers will continue to experiment with their favorite hop varieties in the Brewers’ Pale Ale series, releasing new hop blends periodically. The malt bill, alcohol, bitterness and brewing process stay consistent, but each new blend has unique flavors and aromatics.

Brewers’ Pale Ale is a tasty, aromatic beer packed with complex hop flavor. The Citra Hop Blend pours a bright golden straw color with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Not filtered to intense clarity, it has an intentional slight haziness. It finishes fairly dry with a nice balanced drinkability, making it a beer to enjoy any time of the day.

"The Nelson Hop Blend has a bright, citrus-peel and fresh-hop aroma, balanced with a slightly sweet finish."

Brewers’ Pale Ale, isn’t just another beer—it’s a beer that’s brewed by brewers, for brewers. And now, we’re proud to share it with our beer community. Cheers!

Brew Facts
FIRST BREW 2017
FIRST BOTTLING 2018
ALC. BY VOLUME 5.3%
AVAILABILITY YEAR-ROUND
MALT 2-ROW PALE, RED WHEAT, PILSNER & ACIDULATED
HOPS CITRA & SELECT BLEND OF AROMATIC HOPS
DRY HOPS CITRA & SELECT BLEND OF AROMATIC HOPS