NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale

NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale, 5.1% ABV brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This pale ale is in conjunction with the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, a minor league soccer team. 1775 is the year that Charlotte gained its independence. This pale ale pours a copper color with a two and a quarter finger head of white that slowly fades into nice lacing throughout the pint glass. The aroma is citrusy, bitter with light malt. The taste of this pale ale is much similar to the way it smells, and you get a citrus bitterness with a faint sweetness and a very faint touch of the malts. The mouthfeel is medium with good coverage over your whole mouth. It finishes with a bitter grapefruit/orange note that is refreshing. The aftertaste is mildly citrusy, and it bitterer with just a little linger. This pale ale surprised me how good it was. Sometimes you find a pale ale to be more like an IPA. Some are more of a lighter pilsner. This beer was none of those. It was just halfway between those. I’d say NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale is an A+. It would be great for someone who’s never had a hoppy beer and wants to try one. I would recommend this beer to anyone. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!