Mispillion River Space Otter American Pale Ale

Whenever we travel, if there is an aquarium, I want to visit it. Val is nice enough to come along, but she really likes if they have an otter exhibit. When I was in California, we saw the otter exhibit and otter show at the aquarium in Long Beach. They are really cute, especially when they play with shaved ice. I can’t say that I was surprised when she came home with this beer.


ABV: 5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our story began on the morning after Eric William’s 40th birthday. While most 40-year olds celebrate their midlife crisis with a car and a younger girlfriend, Eric woke up and told his wife ‘Megan, we are going to open a craft brewery in Milford!’ After two years of planning, brewing (and tasting!!), traveling the country, and assembling a team of partners, Mispillion River Brewing opened in Milford, Delaware in the Fall of 2013. It is our goal to use the highest quality barley, hops, water and yeast to produce the finest beers on Mullet Run St. Our beers are for all drinkers, from n00bs to nerds, from Hopheads to Stoutfaces.”

Random: The information on the brewery website is from 2015 and there is absolutely no information about this beer.

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small crown on top of the light orange body. It was hazy and had some carbonation visible, despite the haziness. The nose had lemon-lime soda and grass. There was a sweetness at the end from the malt as well. It was like a sweet loaf of bread. The taste was delicate. The lemon-lime soda came through, but also had lemon pith. It had a moderate amount of bready malt that gave it some sweetness and dominated the flavor at the end of the sip. This was an easy drinking pale with light carbonation. I wish it had a bit more. The finish was quick with lemon flesh and bready malt for some sweetness. This was $1.83 a can, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. I liked this beer and had no problem pounding this down, but it was a middle of the road pale ale for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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