From Tap It Brewing Co out of San Luis Obispo California comes their “American Standard Ale”. This American Session Pale Ale pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of malts, citrus, earthy and a pine finish. The flavour is of pine, minor hops bitterness, and some caramel with a grapefruit or tangerine finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This is a tasty pale ale and I look forward to future chances to try out other Tap It beers.
Commercial Description: American Standard is an all-American Session Pale Ale, hand crafted using premium American ingredients. This beer displays a bright hop flavor and aroma, yet very little bitterness. To achieve this flavor profile, we used no bittering hops. Instead we emphasized the hop character with a first wort addition, then twenty minute and whirlpool additions. Each of these processes adds flavor, while yielding minimal bitterness. We used Cascade and Zythos hops, which impart a distinctive and refreshingly citrusy character, reminiscent of tangerines and grapefruit. This beer is also generously dry hopped, using the same Cascade and Zythos hops. Our choice of malt is simple, employing wheat flakes for added body and a pillowy mouth feel, along with a touch of Victory malt for a slightly toasty note. Crystal 15 is also in the mix, which imparts a bright golden color.