96 Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale, Fuller’s Griffin Brewery (England). 4.7% ABV (3/11)
Brilliant amber color. Aromas of peach pastry and praline with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long seamless, lemon curd, Devonshire cream and light leafy hop finish. Classic and irresistible.
93 India Pale Ale, St. Peter’s Brewery (England). 5.5% ABV (4/11)
Brilliant orange amber color. Aromas of toasty praline, lemon pudding, honey on rye toast and frittata with a round, silky medium body with a creamy, crisp root vegetable and citrus pith and dandelion greens-like finish. A super-sessionable, wonderfully balanced British-style IPA.
92 English Bay Pale Ale, Granville Island Brewing Co. (Canada). 5% ABV (3/11)
Rich copper color. Peach cobbler and praline aromas with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, nutty, melon rind and mild lettuce-like hop aromas. A nicely crafted, very sessionable ale.
93 Organic Pale Ale, Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery (England). 5% ABV (3/13)
Deep copper color with a manila head. Inviting aromas of honeyed toasted English muffin and lemon curd with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a satiny, exceptionally well balanced finish with the emphasis on herb bread and grassy, earthy hops. Very true to style and a pleasure to drink.
92 Golden Ale, St. Peter’s Brewery (England). 4.7% ABV (4/11)
Bright pale amber color with a high head. Aromas of doughy nut bread and lemon pudding with a supple, satiny dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, seamless grassy hop finish. Great balance and drinkability.
91 Wychcraft Ale, Wychwood Brewery Co. (England). 4.5% ABV (4/11)
Bright amber color. Aromas of citrus crème brûlée and fresh fruit breads with a supple, dryish medium body and a toasty walnut and earthy hop snap. A well-styled session ale. Very nice.
92 Pedigree English Pale Ale, Marston’s Beer Co. (England). 4.5% ABV (4/11)
Rich amber color. Aromas of omelet, praline and melba toast with a round, silky dryish medium body and a root vegetable, honeyed citrus, rye toast and grassy hop-accented finish. A great food-friendly ale that will shine with pub grub.
90 Helios Pale Ale, Upland Brewing (IN). 4.9% ABV (3/11)
Golden amber color. Aromas of toasty apricot custard pastry and praline aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a crisp, clean melon sherbet and grassy, frissé-like hop finish. A really nice session ale.
91 Organic English Ale, St. Peter’s Brewery (England). 4.6% ABV (4/11)
Bright pale amber color. Aromas of crusty frittata and cucumber sandwiches with a round, silky dryish light-to-medium body and white nut and peppered turnip and arugula-accented finish. A go-to session ale.
89 Meantime London Pale Ale, Meantime Brewing Co. (England). 4.3% ABV (3/11)
Deep amber color. Aromas of peach soufflé and praline aromas with a crisp, dryish medium body and a tangy watercress, water chestnut and grassy earth-accented finish. A very traditional, earthy session ale.
88 Pale Ale, Theresianer (Italy). 6.5% ABV (6/11)
Golden amber color. Aromas of orange-apricot jam, buttered toasted baguette and white nuts with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lively roasted corn and honeyed citrus finish.
87 English Ale, Tetley’s (United Kingdom). 3.6% ABV (7/12)
Rich amber color with an invincible blanket of fine foam. Aromas of cocoa-dusted cashews, fig bread and honeycomb with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a dainty starfruit, pear and delicate spice finish. An effortlessly drinkable English session ale.