483 Pale AleJanuary 1, 2014
Great River Brewery
Brewed with generous amounts of Northwest hops, 483 Pale Ale is named after the mile marker on the Mississippi River where the brewery is located.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1050
AVAILABLE: IA, IL, MN, NE, SD, WI
Named after a Mississippi River marker, this beer has a pale bronze color with grapefruit and mango on the nose along with fruity Northwest hops. Growing hop bitterness dominates the palate with juicy malt and bittersweet fruit. The finish is shatteringly dry, bitter, hoppy and quenching.
- Roger Protz
This beer has a fine burnished gold color with a slight haze and a loose-knit foam that falls back quickly. The nose features a nice mélange of American hop aromatics, largely focused on the citrusy end of the range (and avoiding the dankness and cattiness that’s so prevalent these days). The bitterness is bracing and mineral-driven, with lightly biscuit malt in the passenger seat. The finish is clean, dry and lingering. A finely fashioned pale ale for hopheads—not quite an IPA, but very close. It will make a very good match for a fiery Thai green curry.
- Garrett Oliver
Author of 300 Beers to Try Before You Die and 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die. Respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and www.protzonbeer.co.uk.
Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, the author of The Brewmaster’s Table, and the veteran host of more than 900 beer dinners in 15 countries.