Speakeasy Tallulah Extra Pale Ale

July 7, 2013

Overall Grade:B

Crisp and bitter, but in a good way. Tallulah is Speakeasy's seasonal summer release, and it's a nice change of pace from their usual offering of bottom-heavy IPAs, double IPAs, and porters. If anything, Tallulah is almost too light, with a mild hoppy aroma but lots of bitter flavor. The difference that makes this beer drinkable is the clean flavor. There's no funk or off flavor, which speaks to the care these folks take in crafting good beer, and with a simple, straightforward extra pale ale, there's not much room for error. I think some will find it too bitter, but it's a worthy brew to have in your summer line-up for drinking on a hot afternoon. Drink it cold but not too cold, and at 5.6% ABV you can have more than one without falling out of your hammock, or recliner, or whatever.

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