Cider Connoisseur Omission Pale Ale Scor Card
Appearance - 9.5
Flavor - 9.5
Smell - 9.2
Mouthfeel - 9.5
Crafted & Bottled by:
Crafted & Bottled by:Omission Brewing Company
Good to know:Award winning gluten free beer, fits the craft beer profile
Predominant flavors:Hoppy, caramel malt
Omission Pale Ale is a dream come true for a beer lover suddenly turned gluten free. I really can’t underscore how awesome the whole family of ales from the Omission Brewing Company is! They are – hands down – the BEST gluten free beers in the market today. They didn’t pay me to write this either, I just love drinking Omission beers that much! So much so I hope you never look at my Untappd feed because you’ll probably see five to six Omission beers in between every thing else I drink.
Now that I’ve publicly declared my love for this beer, there’s no need to explain why I decided to do a Omission Pale Ale review is there?
Omission Brewing also caters to IPA lovers and they have a great Lager. I’ll have reviews on those soon but for now let’s focus on the Omission Pale Ale. It’s a great halfway point for beer drinkers who can’t drink IPA 24-7 and for those who want something more substantial than a Lager. It’s quite perfect for a Southern California winter – which maybe why I’ve been drinking so many of them.
The Omission Pale Ale is bold and it does a great job showcasing its cascade hop profile (meaning it’s hoppy). The moment you take your first sip you’ll feel the hops in the back of your jaw. It has a strong, rich amber body and very pleasant floral aroma. Don’t be shy to be the weird guy smelling your beer, you won’t regret it with this one.
It also has a beautifully crafted caramel malt with dark munich, and it’s making huge fans all over the gluten free community. On their site, they have a “O” Moments section (aptly named) showing testimonials from fans all over – really cool!
Omission Pale Ale has also won several awards in the gluten free categories over the last few years.
There is a disclaimer to consider. They craft this beer “gluten free” through a process they developed to remove gluten. However, they have to legally tell you that the final product cannot be verified to really be gluten free and may in fact contain gluten. To me this is one of those “our lawyers made us say this” kind of statements so that some jackass doesn’t come out of the wood works and sues those guys. I’m a gluten free individual (though not Celiac) and I drink these with full confidence and have had no problems. However, if you’ve been diagnosed Celiac Disease go easy here, it could trigger problems for you.
On Omission’s website you can actually type in your beer’s batch number and check the test results if you want to be extra nerdy! Here’s the URL: http://omissionbeer.com/test-result/. All in all, this is CiderConnoisseur.com’s Top Pick for gluten free beers.
Visit their website: http://omissionbeer.com/