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Nimbus Pale Ale - Nimbus Brewing Company

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Nimbus Pale AleNimbus Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

06-12-2013 22:11:04 | More by gleemonger
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Snorris

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-03-2014 22:13:10 | More by Snorris
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nleaders

Arizona

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-02-2014 22:58:46 | More by nleaders
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Tone

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, citrus hops, floral notes, hint of grass, and strong yeast. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast, alcohol, sweet malt, citrus hops, floral notes, and hint of pine. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 13:59:34 | More by Tone
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-04-2014 06:55:54 | More by zestar
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Warpiglet25mm

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-23-2014 04:34:27 | More by Warpiglet25mm
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Review based on two 12 oz bottles which had come from the distriibutor (GA) in April 2014. Sampled about 1 week apart starting just a few days later that same month (April). Bottle shows date of Feb. 2014.

Durable bone-colored head over an amber body.

Fruity aroma with an off-note. Likewise, the flavor, though partly pleasing, is rather odd with a mildly tart note of lemons and unripe apricots. Second bottle may have been a bit better but stil wierd, with a surprising and unmistakable tartness. Ratings remained nearly unchanged.

O: infected bottle? Doesn't bear the common characterisitcs. Suspicious looking spotty sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:39:55 | More by chinchill
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joe1510

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Stubby

A big thanks goes out to my pops for thinking of me while out in Arizona and grabbing me a few beers. A handsome beer in the pint glass. Brilliantly clear, highly polished copper glows with the surrounding light. A few points of carbonation burst in packs and slowly run to the surface. An eggshell white head, a little dirty, forms with no problems and shows impressive staying power. Lacing covers every surface as I drink. Looks delicious.

The nose is citrus driven, soft and candy like. White sugar muddled orange and grapefruit along with a healthy dose of orange peel is the centerpiece. A little buttery biscuit pale malts lay down the base. This is an appetizing smelling pale ale in the vein of the balanced variety, which for some reason I don't drink that often anymore.

This IPA is all about balance and drinkability. Buttery biscuit maltiness and white bread make for the malt base. The hop profile is classic Pacific Northwest. Sweetened orange and grapefruit, same as in the nose, are in the forefront but there's also a touch of pithiness. As this one warms there's a very mild buttery character I could do without but it's minor.

Nimbus nailed the mouthfeel. The body has medium weight and a nice velvety feel. Carbonation is soft and complimentary while the bitterness grows as I drink. It's no palate crusher but it runs just shy of moderate with a drying finish. The drinkability is up there.

This is an all around enjoyable, easy going IPA. Simple and straightforward. Something to be drank while grilling, hiking, or golfing. I wouldn't seek this out but I certainly wouldn't turn it down. Highly quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:39:17 | More by joe1510
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-26-2014 02:02:02 | More by thatoneguymike
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Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-29-2014 05:51:27 | More by harpus
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-02-2014 00:54:31 | More by lzepplin01
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-06-2013 02:43:03 | More by rorjets
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henskejk

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-04-2013 20:15:40 | More by henskejk
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-29-2013 20:44:11 | More by -ronin-
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TicoCali

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

11-03-2013 23:58:07 | More by TicoCali
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-03-2013 20:26:34 | More by lccrunchy
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -40.3%

11-03-2013 20:21:06 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a strawberry (sorta) blond looking more blond I guess hard to describe. Head on this one did not last as long as it looked like it was when I first poured it. Beer smelled kinda neutral far as beer goes, I guess had sorta a fresh smell. The beer was slightly hoppy just about right for me that does not like a hop bomb. Good beer, I will drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 18:31:57 | More by Minkybut
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

10-20-2013 21:17:18 | More by DbbC
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-29-2013 03:33:06 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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HellkatSally

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-28-2013 23:45:55 | More by HellkatSally
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Nimbus Pale Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.