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Fair Weather Pale Ale - Lightning Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 06-17-2006)
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Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -11.2%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

App: Apricot with golden hues. Good head retention and lacing. An offwhite whipped egg head.

Nose: Carmel and tropical fruits at first, then muscat grapes and cloves.

Taste: Sweet and syrupy, well balanced, a little too malty and bit of hop bitterness in the middle which does not linger. Grapefruit and citrus in the middle.

travolta, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

buckyp, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of ALBuff
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

ALBuff, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Irrationalist
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Irrationalist, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of mattknueven
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

mattknueven, May 27, 2012
Photo of rob133
3/5  rDev -11.2%

rob133, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of JCanarecci
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

JCanarecci, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of yokken
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

yokken, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev -11.2%

funkel81, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of heresy22
4/5  rDev +18.3%

heresy22, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks quite nice with classic amber color and foamy cap. Has that earthy taste with some herbal bitterness that reminds me of sweet vermouth. Mouthfeel is great, with plenty of carbonation. Flavorful but not much nose. Label says 5.6% ABV. Rather malty but quite dry, a bitter and raspy finish.

Pretty average stuff. With Pale Ales I'm always hoping for clean, crisp flavors with a nice aromatic hop component. This one is pretty murky. Quite drinkable, though I'd want to get it down quick.

mactrail, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of HalfFull
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass, this beer pours a golden straw with a bit of haze and a rich half inch of head. Retention and lacing are good.

Smells of light hops and some raw barley, gathering a bit more complexity as it warms up a bit, yet never offering much variety or depth.

Taste follows the nose with light malt and hops on the tongue, somewhat dry in the middle and with a lingering bitterness. Somewhat coarse and bready on the palate. Light in malt body and quite bitter as a result. Good feel but drinkability is limited as a result of the dryness on the finish.

HalfFull, May 28, 2009
Fair Weather Pale Ale from Lightning Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.