33 tagged articles pale ale

Review: Zero Gravity Little Wolf 29/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Vermont
ABV: 4.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, thick medium white head, stringy and spotty lacing
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, caramel, earthy
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, caramel, toast, pine, grass, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus and caramel with some toast and a slight grassy finish
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.84
 
 
Overall Impression:
My first from this brewery and it was a tasty pale ale. I could session this because it's a little brighter on the palate than your standard APA. Recommended

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Review: Rusty Rail Train Wreck Imperial APA 17/08/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial Pale Ale
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 7.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, medium white head, spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral, grassy
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Tangerine, grapefruit, wet grass, pine, caramel, toast, dank, pepper
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Wet grass and pine with some dankness, a toasty caramel herbal backbone with some pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.4
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17
 
 
Overall Impression:
This beer skirts the line between IPA and Pale Ale and does a good job of staying on track. This is one bold and tasty train wreck I would ride again.

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Review: Jack Black Butcher Block Pale Ale 07/08/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: South Africa
ABV: 5.4%
Serving Type: 14.8 oz
 
Look: 8
Medium amber color, medium off white head, stringy and spotty lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Ripe fruit, caramel, earthy
 
 
Taste: 8
Apple, caramel, toffee, bread, pepper, wet grass, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
Drinkability: 7.7
Over rip apple and caramel up front with some wet grass and pepper on the finish
 
 
Overall Score: 7.9
 
Value: 9
Cost/14.8 oz serving: $2.00
 
 
Overall Impression:
My first beer from South Africa and it was a bit of a miss for me. I'm not a huge Pale Ale drinker but I felt this was too malty for the style.

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Review: Goose Island Old Man Grumpy 22/07/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 5.8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
Hazy gold color, small white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, herbal
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, apple, grapefruit, cracker, honey, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Fruity up front with some honey and a slight herbal finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.2
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.59
 
 
Overall Impression:
I'm not a huge pale ale drinker but this one was pretty tasty. More fruity and hoppy than the standard PA made this a keeper for me

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Review: Weyerbacher Daywrecker 19/06/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial Pale Ale
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 10%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9.5
Medium gold color, huge white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, floral, bready, spice
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, grapefruit, caramel, bread, pepper, pine, herbal, slight booze
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium chewy with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus hits first followed by some breadiness and caramel with a boozy herbal finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.88
 
 
Overall Impression:
I like when a brewery takes a basic beer like a Pale Ale and pumps it up, both in ABV and flavor. This beer is like “The Incredible Hulk” of Pale Ales. Recommended

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Review: Dogfish Head Dragons And YumYums 17/04/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Delaware
ABV: 6.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 8
Rose color, small white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral, cereal
 
 
Taste: 8
Cherry, pear, cranberry, grape, pomegranate, cereal, herbal, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with high carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 8
Some tart fruit up front with a dry herbal finish
 
 
Overall Score: 8
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.08
 
 
Overall Impression:
I love that DFH experiments with different ingredients when they brew their beers. Some make the beer awesome, some don't. This beer was a little of a miss for me. A cross between a pale ale and a sour. I guess I wasn't expecting it to be so tart. If you're looking for something different and you like sour beers then I would suggest it.

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Review: Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale 11/04/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 4.7%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy gold color, big fluffy white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Floral, citrus
 
 
Taste: 9
Mango, peach, lemon, pineapple, grass, cereal, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Super fruity with some grains and pine on the back end
 
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
I love a good hopped up Pale Ale and this one delivers! Tropical fruits with a nice malt backbone make this session beer a must try

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Review: Pipeworks Lizard King 26/03/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 6%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Light lemon color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8.5
Citrus, grass, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, honey, herbal, cereal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
Very citrusy for the style with some herbal notes
 
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.63
 
 
Overall Impression:
This beer drinks like a west coast IPA. Lots of citrus with more of a honey backbone. An awesome hoppy pale ale.

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Review: Half Acre Daisy Cutter 15/03/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pale Ale
State/Country: Illinois
ABV: 5.2
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, big white head, stringy lacing
 
 
Smell: 8
Biscuit, spice, fruity, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Tangerine, grapefruit, biscuit, caramel, pine
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
 
 
Drinkability: 9
A citrus punch followed by some biscuit, caramel and pine
 
 
Overall Score: 8.7
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.63
 
 
Overall Impression:
First beer from Half Acre and it was awesome! Not your typical pale ale but good in so many ways. A must try if you like the style.

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