We haven't actually figured out exactly how we're going to work together, which is why we're the More Perfect Beer Bloggers Union and not the Most Perfect Beer Bloggers Union, but for now we knew that we just needed to get together and drink some beer. So it was a great coincidence that Roughtail Brewing from OKC was hitting the streets here in KC right when we were first meeting and they sent us bloggers a few samples to try out. We all have our tasting notes on our respective blogs (or will soon), and Jim from KC Beer Scouts also made some fancy flavor waves showing all of our tasting profiles together. Tasting notes below!
KC Beer Guide Pale Ale Tasting Notes
KC Beer Scouts Pale Ale Tasting Notes
More than any beers I've ever had before, these three beers were nearly identical only each stronger than the last. Each beer had similar hop and malt profiles in the flavor and aroma, but with the addition of more malt & residual sugars and more alcohol, each beer had a slightly different balance. The beers were all crisp and cleanly fermented and great examples of the respective styles. If nothing else, these beers can serve as a great teaching tool for people trying to figure out the difference between a Pale Ale, IPA, and DIPA. I'll be excited to try their other offerings and hope they come visit us in KC at the festivals and to hold events around town.