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Pilot Mountain Pale Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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Pilot Mountain Pale AlePilot Mountain Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2005)
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SourinQns

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-17-2013 00:48:38 | More by SourinQns
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metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose-orange seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrusy hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of crispness.
O: This is a nice easy drinking APA that is filled with aromas and flavors of citrus. It is a good choice if you are looking a flavorful beer that's very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 14:29:55 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 23:35:19 | More by smithj4
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mralbertson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-15-2013 01:50:37 | More by mralbertson
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2013 22:51:22 | More by TechTriumph
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

04-10-2013 02:30:41 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-09-2013 02:30:36 | More by marley2112
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-12-2013 01:20:03 | More by GoodOmens1986
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-09-2013 16:48:55 | More by Duvel
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allbrigs

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-08-2013 05:10:17 | More by allbrigs
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-09-2013 16:41:41 | More by BigGingDrinker
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napetry

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-06-2013 23:32:09 | More by napetry
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with some orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus hops with a lighter amount of pine/resin and earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of pale and caramel malts with very little sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of pine/resin and citrus/orange rind hops. Just a touch of some earthy hops in there are well. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty enjoyable and easy to drink - sessionable due to the moderate amounts of bitterness and low ABV. Definitely one to get again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 01:45:57 | More by dbrauneis
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ont tap at the brewery.

Pours and amber/orange with a small white head that rings. Smell is light grapefruit hops and the unmistakeable crystal malt. Lots of pale/crystal type malt in the taste, med-light body and med carb.

Very similar to the SN Pale Ale but fresher tasting . This isn't too surprising as SN pretty much invented the style.

From notes, March 19, 2012

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 16:15:47 | More by VaterRoss
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-13-2012 14:46:29 | More by ncaudle
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-19-2012 02:34:08 | More by swgwilt
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Johnny2stixx


4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

09-10-2012 04:36:55 | More by Johnny2stixx
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-31-2012 14:09:11 | More by Brewsed
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-30-2012 17:07:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mklinger

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-17-2012 14:15:11 | More by mklinger
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juliusseizure

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-05-2012 22:11:24 | More by juliusseizure
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reagbr8

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-07-2012 01:29:23 | More by reagbr8
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer at North Hills

A - copper with a thin lacing of white, soft head

S - piny, earthy, toasty, bready

T - toasty, bready, citrus, pine, bitter finish

M - light bodied, smooth, well carbonated

I'm a bit disappointed in the malt character here. The toasty notes were note welcomed, but the hop character was solid. I would probably avoid this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 00:51:50 | More by tdm168
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-03-2012 16:41:50 | More by JohnQVD
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-23-2012 04:29:20 | More by sansho
Pilot Mountain Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.