Peticolas Brewing Royal Scandal English Pale Ale - 6.5% ABV
Summer. It's hot. I want a nice, cool, crisp beer cool my sweaty brow (I as actually thinking something other than brow but decided to censor myself). This is the time that I reach for a lager, a pale ale, an IPA ... you know, something refreshing. Have you ever had an English Pale Ale on a hot day? Magnificent. Think Old Specled Hen or Boddingtons. Lightly carbonated, malty and smooth. And this Peticolas beer is none of those. Up to this point I have been a huge fan of the beer styles produced by Peticolas which are typically fine examples of the genre that they are representing.
Royal Scandal smells of hops, which while not unpleasant, is very non-English Pale Ale-ish, and neither is the significant carbonation. I was also surprised by how dry the beer was with all of the sugars thoroughly consumed during the brewing process. Really, the only flavors that came strongly across were the hops. Very un-English Pale Ale, but a nice IPA, if that is what you are after.
Peticolas Brewing Company
2026 Farrington Street
Dallas, TX 75207