Beer of the Weekend #777: Green Line Pale Ale

Chillin’ in my fridge are a couple beers I need to try. The first is Green Line Pale Ale, brewed by the Goose Island Beer Company of Chicago, Illinois (which is now owned by AB InBev).

The color is clear, golden amber. An overly aggressive pour produces two fingers of dense, buttery, bubble-spotted head that dissipates slowly from the center out, leaving a frothy ring around the edge and lacing on the glass. The aroma is light and citrusy with a wheat-like maltiness. The taste is mostly of pale malt at first, but flavors of lemon and touches of grapefruit and pine emerge. The malt begins to taste more like an adjunct and it lingers on the taste buds alongside a light but citrusy and piney bitterness.

Fun facts about Green Line Pale Ale:

• Style: American Pale Ale.

• Price: $4.99 per four-pack of 16-ounce cans at the New Pioneer Food Co-op in Iowa City. The price was most of the appeal.

• Alcohol content: 5 percent ABV.

• IBU: 30.

• According to the
Chicago Tribune, Green Line Pale Ale was introduced six years ago and was only available on draft in the Chicago area until recently.

The Quiet Man’s grade: C+.

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