Rock ’N’ Roll

American Pale Ale Birrificio Le Baladin


Rock ’N’ Roll, an American-style Pale Ale by Birrificio Le Baladin

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Rock ’N’ Roll is an American-style Pale Ale brewed by Birrificio Le Baladin, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a stange from a bottle.


The ale pours a cloudy gold and is topped by a thick cap of mousse-like white foam that shows excellent retention. Ample sediment is visibly afloat in the glass white a smattering of lace clings to its sides.


The aroma is pleasant with a scent that’s lightly spiced with yeast and grain.


A smooth bready draw turns herbal, transitioning to a bite of floral hops, citrus, coriander, and pepper. A base of doughy bread and yeast tie the palate together.


Its feel has a smooth draw that becomes somewhat grainy on the backend. It finishes dry and astringent with a boozy warming sensation.


The Rock ’N’ Roll has an excellent appearance. Its ABV is high for the style and its warmth can easily be felt. Otherwise, the alcohol has a negligible impact. While its aroma and palate are nice, they’re not really in line with an American Pale. Rock ’N’ Roll makes prominent use of spices and yeast that are out of place for the style. This brew is better categorized as a Spiced Beer or perhaps a Belgian Pale. And if that’s of interest, give this brew a try. Otherwise, if you’re craving an American Pale, this one may disappoint.

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About the American Pale Ale

The American Pale Ale is a hop-forward brew that has less alcohol strength, is less bitter and is more approachable than the American IPA. Its clean and balanced palate makes use of New World or American hop varietals. Prior to the explosion of the American IPA, the American Pale Ale was the most popular craft beer style in the United States.