Beer Review: Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale

Beer: Shoals Pale Ale
Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Source: Cask
Rating: No stars (4.8 of 10)
Comments: Usually a cask-conditioned ale at Bukowski’s is a special treat, but not this time.  The Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale sure looked good, a nice cloudy golden color with a thick head that sustained even after a few sips leaving traces of Brussels lace along the inside of the glass.  But the taste is bitter, bitter, bitter.  I mean there is good bitter in beer, but this is just awfully bitter with an acrid aroma.  Not a happy treat at all.