Whistler Brewing Classic Pale Ale

It keeps getting hotter and hotter in Port Moody, and we keep plugging away, tasting beer after beer, and yes, we drink the whole thing, otherwise, what’s the point?
Next is the Whistler Brewing Classic Pale Ale. This one is the salute to the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics. I was fortunate enough to get a bunch of tickets for some events in Whistler, including the Ski Jump (the big hills) and the 4 man bobsled.
I would love to watch every single sport in the Winter Olympics though… except for the two-man luge. I can’t watch the two-man luge. Really, whose idea was this? Two men in spandex laying on top of one another and… not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just that I don’t want to watch.
All of the Whistler Brewing beers come in a gorgeous bottle with a slender neck. Very unusual. The colour is a darker copper colour, and it is clear as a bell. The head was very generous to start, and very persistent throughout the beer.
The aroma was faint and as far as I could tell, well balanced. I was pretty neutral about this aroma, simply because it was hard to smell it.
The flavour intensity is about a 2/5, pretty smooth for a pale ale, and it was just a bit on the bitter side. Overall the flavour is about a 4.7/5.  The carbonation was pretty lively (3.6/5) and it had a medium to full body, with a creamy texture in the mouth.  The finish was short (1/5) and not intense (2.2/5) and had just a hint of sweetness.
Overall this beer was excellent, and fresh tasting. The key description is SMOOOOOTH!
If I drink enough of these, maybe I will get the image of the two-man luge out of my head.
Rating 4.7/5

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