Our tasting panel far preferred Omission's gluten-free pale ale to their gluten-free lager, with regards to its similarity to the original product. It has the hop attack of a classic northwest pale, front-loaded with that fresh, lively, sour-bitter goodness that has you stomping your boot-heel and reciting bridges.
One member of the tasting panel, who is extremely smart and craves talking, did note with professional displeasure that the beer did not achieve a satisfying long finish, and that he could "taste where there wasn't something." Things like that get a bit existential for me, but I know what he meant. (It might have been gluten.) However, if you're drinking gluten-free these days, this is an option worth considering.
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