Balls to the Wall American Pale Ale

The Brewery
Oliver Brewing Company

The Location

The Beer
Balls to the Wall American Pale Ale

I have some affection for Oliver Brewing Company, which proclaims its love of heavy metal on its website. As an old metalhead myself, I can appreciate any beer named after Accept’s Balls to the Wall. (I am assuming…)

Balls to the Wall has a hoppy, bitter aroma. It has that grapefruit flavor that comes from American-style pale ales, but it also has a surprisingly smooth finish. The bitter aftertaste on the back of the throat lingers. It’s not too shabby.

Of course, Oliver Brewing Company was founded to do English-style ales, so I probably should have started with that. But come on, everyone: UDO.