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Honesty 47 Pale Ale - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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Honesty 47 Pale Ale
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 16
Photo of erosier
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours an orange golden yellow color with a tall and thick tan colored head that laves the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malt and a bit of hops at the end. Nice citrisy and somewhat piney hops finish up the nose.
T: Like the aroma with less of an accent on the hops and a more malty taste which made it sweeter than I thought it was going to be.
M: Very crisp, fresh, refreshing, and the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable and easy going down. The blend of the flavors, the lower amount of alcohol, and the lightness of it make it a very sessionable beer.

Photo of deanhead
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice head with a great golden pale color to the beer.

Aroma is slightly bready.

Grainy taste, somewhat biscuity, and slightly astringent. Some Tannins are present, almost sour...almost acid aldehyde sour.

Light to medium body mouthfeel.

This was my first Opa Opa beer, and honestly, I was disappointed. Despite having no expectations, I was not satisified with this beer.

Photo of fitzy84
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a growler at the recent Table and Vine sampling. The appearance was a light amber with a slightly creamy head. The aromas were generally malty with hops and floral tones. The Taste had somewhat of a uniqueness to it, with a generally smoky hint to the citrus and malts. A typically good body, helped the flavors and made it not too overpowering. Overall, a decent pale ale.

Photo of KyleMWood
2.35/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very disappointing pale ale. Cloudy with a off-white head. Hard to describe, because there wasn't much flavor. Very bland and dry. Maybe would be good on a hot summer day, but I would probably go with something else. Not much to this beer - wouldn't order again.

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow with a white head, neutral aroma. Light mouthfeel and ABV. Billed to us as an extra pale. Reminded me of some wheats, did not get an expected noticeable bitterness.Dry finish. Bland and lacking in taste. Not one of the better ones.The hops and malts of the lineup are the main US ones.

Photo of sraimondi
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at Opa earlier today. Nice clean appearance, medium mahogany color, nice head to start which quickly diminished. No lasting lacing on this one. Not much hop aroma, but very assertive malt start with a crisp but not spicy hop finish. The malt backbone survives throughout. I had this one for the first time last Spring/Summer and didn't fancy it at all. It had a metallic quality to it. Had it next right around Turkey Day last year, and was very impressed. A nice APA which is now one of my faves from Opa. The brewers, including Dan Kramer, were there today sampling one of their just brewed beers and we chatted briefly about the 47. They confirmed that around Thanksgiving they changed the hops used. I told them I thought it a great improvement. Keep up the good work guys!

Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub restaurant.

Shaker pint glass presentation. arrived with a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy golden brew, with plentiful small-bubbled sticky lacing. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Taste is pale malt sweetness, coupled with ample fruity hoppiness. Mouthfeel and drinkability were both superb. Another example of a nice beer, with the right presentation, turning into a great beer. Try it if you can.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a clear yellow offering with a one finger head which stayed around a little while.

Aroma was light malts, and somewhat fruity, not that powerful at all. Quite subdued.

Taste was similarly light... lightly hopped and fruity malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Good.

Mouthfeel was average... almost too light. Drinkability, however, was pretty good, you could do a lot of this stuff.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled July 2005 at the brewpub.

This pale ale poured a clear, light amber color with white foam that settled slowly, and coated the glass as the liquid level descended, and left lace. The smell was of tangy, fruity, floral hops. The taste was firstly fruity and floral hops, followed by malt, and finally moderate hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was very dry and smooth with medium body and modest carbonation. The finish was nicely dry and hoppy. This was a very enjoyable pale ale.

Photo of edchicma
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oh no!!!They served this offering in a chilled glass! Hmmm...so I waited for it to warm, and lo and behold...it wasn's bad. Color was a light amber, with little or no head (chilled glass?). Smell was fruity hops...a little light, but aromatic enough. Taste had a consistent hop element throughout. Not overpowering, but nice. Mouthfeel is dry and smooth..pleasant enough. Drinkability is ok, I would have another.

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Honesty 47 Pale Ale from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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