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Explicit APA - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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27 Ratings

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wheelinb on 08-01-2009

American Pale Ale is not only the standard but the foundry for what has inspired the craft beer movement. Here at Charleville we wanted to celebrate the beer style that stands as the corner stone for what has made American craft brewing so great. Our Explicit APA is brewed with five additions of hops prior to the wort passing through the Hopback on its way to fermentation. To complete this full bodied ale dry hops are added during cold maturation to create a hop forward ale, with a transcendental copper hue.
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 13
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy golden-yellow with a thin bright off-white head.

The smell is quite citrusy with fresh lemon upfront along with some grainy, earthy and table salt aromas as well.

The taste is hoppy with a lemon and grass while also revealing a bit of caramel malts. Finishes with a bitter saltine cracker note which I don't really care for.

Light-to-medium bodied, sticky, and sharply carbonated.

Not a bad APA from Charleville. Easy to drink but a bit too much salty bitterness to make it a favorite of mine.

Photo of Wheelinb
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the stable. Poured a nice brown/copper color with a slight head. I got a big hop smell from the start. This is definitely a hop forward beer but it seems to be out of balance to me. It had a biting taste and not much else going on. I did think it was nicely carbonated and decent feel but the flavor just wasn't what I was hoping. I do plan to give this another try though because I have liked the other beers from Charleville that I have had.

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Explicit APA from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
78 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.