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312 Urban Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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312 Urban Pale Ale312 Urban Pale Ale

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76
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453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PBIU on 03-02-2014)
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep golden with a thin lasting white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of lightly toasted wheat bread with a hint of caramel. There is a hint of something floral/citric. A vague hint.

The taste is of caramelized wheat bread. There are some bittering hops in the finish that don't add flavor. Just some bitterness. There is also a touch of soap. The taste isn't "bad", but it doesn't reach "good". It has a bland finish.

For a bland interpretation of the style, it's drinkable. I didn't appreciate the soap touch, which I think, after having a second, is from a general blandness more than a defect, maybe. Anyway, it is drinkable. It does have some balance to it. It starts off sweet-ish, lands bitter-ish, but doesn't really come together. Okay, I've gone back and forth on the overall long enough to say it hits 3.5 overall. But, I'm really trying to be supportive and this beer is making me work at it. I'll give it the "benefit of the doubt".

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 22:46:52 | More by jwc215
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312 Urban Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
76 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.