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Gypsy Inc. Pale Trail

Rating: 3.55

Finally a beer from my recent trip to Copenhagen that I was actually excited about trying, this one is a bottle of Pale Trail by the relatively young Gypsy Inc. brewery and it is one that was left in the fridge of our apartment for the weekend on our trip as well; I can’t really complain when it’s a free beer. Gypsy Inc. is a Danish-based collective of brewers headed up by Mikkeller and I believe that Brewdog also feature in there somewhere as well as I’ve noticed their website selling the odd Gypsy Inc. offering in the past. From what I gather, the brewery was launched around Spring time in 2014 and so far has produced five beers so far, all of which seemed to be available in the shop near our apartment in Copenhagen but this was sadly the only one that I managed to try from them this time round.

Gypsy Inc. Pale Trail

Appearance (4/5): Quite a cloudy, orange amber colour with some bits of sediment floating around bear the bottom of the glass. There was a thin, half centimetre tall head on top that was white and wavy on the surface of the beer with not much movement or reduction in size over the opening minute or two.
Aroma (6/10): Fresh and slightly sweet on the nose, this one comes through with a lot of tropical fruit notes and some pale, earthy malts. There was a faint caramel sweetness around the middle of the beer and I got some background pine and citrus notes too before a little ginger and spice features towards the end. Overall the aroma wasn’t the most pronounced but it was definitely not a bad one either.
Taste (7/10): The beer is kicked off with some nice pine and citrus flavours that are backed by a few tropical fruits that includes mango, some orange and a little apricot. There was some nice spice around the middle, likely from the ginger that featured with the nose and I got some pale malts coming through here too; although this time there wasn’t as much in the way of sweetness and I didn’t detect any caramel either. Towards the end the beer seemed quite floral with a pleasant bitterness from the pine hops seeing things out.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and fairly smooth, this one was quite a dry beer that came through with a nice, moderate bitterness that was especially nice towards the end of the beer. It was a well carbonated offering with quite a crisp feel at times and the citrus provided a pleasant tang with hints of spice featuring as well. It was quite easy to drink and the balance was nice which helped in that regard too.

Overall (13/20): An okay beer from Gypsy Inc. in my opinion, the beer was pleasant enough and came through with a good mix of citrus and pine hops along with the odd hint of tropical fruits but overall I thought it could have been a slightly more pronounced, stronger offering with some more variety to the taste as well. The was some nice caramel on the nose  but sadly this didn’t seem to carry though to the taste and nothing else really stood out for me with this one, although it wasn’t bad tasting either.

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Gypsy Inc.
First Brewed: 2014
Full Name: Gypsy Inc. No. 2 American Pale Ale – Pale Trail
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Copenhagen, Denmark
Price: Free

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