Paw Paw KUA Pale Ale
By David Bardallis on November 20, 2012 :: posted in Reviews, Beer of the Day
6.3% ABV, Draft
Appearance: Light to medium amber in color, low carbonation with virtually no head or lacing.
Aroma: Mild citrus and tropical fruit over a slightly grainy note.
Taste: Toasty malt forward, followed by fruity and resiny hop flavors.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a bit dry on the palate with a strong but not overwhelmingly bitter finish.
KUA stands for Kalamazoo Urban Assault, which I guess has to do with X-TREME hops or something, I’m not really sure. Name aside, it’s not an X-TREME beer at all but rather a nicely balanced pale ale that melds a slightly toasty, slightly sweet malt profile with a good dollop of citrus and resiny hops. More carbonation would be nice, though I attribute the lack of foam to a kegging issue.