Newburyport Pale Ale

The other half and I still watch house shows even though we’ve found a house. Personally, I find them hilarious to watch, especially when one person wants an uber modern house with an open floorplan and the other half of the couple wants a historic Victorian fixer. The arguments that ensue are normally hilarious. Sometimes the agents even crack me up when they’re extra snarky. It still drives me insane about the types of houses that you can buy in other areas for almost nothing. I guess that’s one of the downfalls with living in Jersey. Anyways, let’s get to this beer, which was another pickup from Half Time.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A well-balanced beer for smooth sailing. Refreshing, lightly carbonated and slightly citrus-y with a light toasted sweet malt finish. If you’re looking for a drinkable, flavorful ale, rope up to the bollards and enjoy.”

Random: My work computer is perhaps the slowest computer in the office. It also refuses to hold a charge, so it always has to be plugged in.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. It had a cloudy, bright orange body with moderate carbonation. The nose had notes of orange with slightly piney hops. The taste was mildly bitter with bright citrus and grapefruit. It was very clean as well. It had a light body with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and bitter with grapefruit pith. For $1.99 a can, this came to $.17 per ounce which isn’t bad for a middle of the road pale ale. This beer won’t wow you, but it will do the job.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0