Coastal Empire Pale Ale pours a clear amber color. It has big citrus aroma with a hint of herbal and spice notes. This is followed up with a big citrus hop flavor with undertones of earthy and spicy hops. The malt balances well with a slight caramel taste that is not present enough to detract from the bitterness.
Pale ales should be paired with hearty food pairings such as grilled meats and sharp cheeses that can stand up to the hoppiness of the beer. Spicy foods such as salsas and curries also make an excellent pairing as the hop bite will accentuate the spiciness and heat of the dishes. And being on the coast, we also suggest trying it with any type of seafood. 5.8% ABV, 10.7 SRM, 40 IBU