Review: Roughtail Brewing Company Oats N’ Ho’s Pale Ale

Here’s another hoppy brewery only offering from Roughtail. Oats n’ Ho’s is referring to the “ton of oats and Idaho 7 hops” involved in the brewing. Looks like this may be a fall only seasonal and probably a brewery only release, so make your way out to Midwest City if you’d like to try a can or perhaps a draft. The good folks at Roughtail were kind enough to give us a couple of gratis cans for review. Don’t mind if I do.

Company: Roughtail Brewing Co.

Location: Midwest City, OK

ABV: 5.1%

Style/Description: American Pale Ale

Price: $12.00 per four pack of 16 oz cans

Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy copper, with a light foamy head and sticky Belgian lace.

Nose: Herbaceous hop aroma, with some dank florals and hints of hay and grass.

Taste: Quite bitter upon first taste, resins and some spicy peppery notes. Citrus is here, but on the bitter end of the spectrum. Think grapefruit and orange zest rather than orange juice. Body is a little thin, with a nice moderate carb, crisp and dry. This can was a couple of weeks old, some of those delicate tropicals may have disappated.

Finish: Clean finish, with a light coating of delicate resins remaining on the tongue.

Overall: Not a bad pale ale here. Perhaps not as inspired as some of the other Roughtail IPAs, but a solid brew nonetheless. Certainly worth picking up on your travels to the Roughtail Brewery, and a rare early chance to check out the new and experimental hop Idaho 7.

Rating: 3/5

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