So what's a Rustic Pale Ale? I have no idea, but if it was a style, this beer would be in the style guidelines. I lusted to create what I envisioned as a perfect pale ale, in fact a perfect beer in general, crafted for me. Light, a little rough around the edges (to satisfy my Sour/Siason needs) and hoppy on the back end. So I guess calling it a Rustic Pale Ale fits for me, and isn't that the point?
Aroma: Medium to low "hop aroma" but well balanced with rye peppered notes pairing into soft green grape stem-ish aroma coming from the Nelson hops. Medium to high hop aroma.
Appearance: Golden Yellow, brilliantly clear. Fluffy white head, lingers longer than I've seen on a pale ale. The lacing down the glass is textbook. Everything about this beer screams "Drink Me!" Don't the carbonation bubbles traveling up the glass in that shot look quaffable?