Siding 14 Pullman Pale Ale

Reviewed by on July 27, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Siding 14 Brewing Company

  • Origin: Ponoka, AB, CA

  • Rated On: July 27, 2018

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.2%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: American Pale Ale

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

One wonders how this offering differs from Siding 14’s Railgrinder Pale Ale? Maybe the Cascade and Glacier hops?

This 355ml can pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and gently fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some scattered archipelago lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of mixed tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, and kiwi), gritty and grainy cereal malt, further indistinct citrus fleshy notes, and some lesser earthy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, a bit of estery yeast, some muddled exotic fruitiness, fading orange and white grapefruit citrus pith, and more leafy, floral, and dried hay-like hoppiness.  The carbonation is quite active in its palate-poking frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, nothing really getting rowdy or anything like that here.  It finishes off-dry, just, as the blended fruitiness displays some lingering chutzpah.

Overall – this is a well-made and enjoyable enough version of the style, with the selected hops providing a one-two American and antipodean fruity punch.  Easy to put back, even if I may never know the pleasures of riding in the comfort of the titular vehicle.

Brady White



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