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Pemi Pale Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Pemi Pale AlePemi Pale Ale

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177 Ratings

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Best Pale Ale in the Northeast and second overall in the Country at the United States Beer Tasting Championships. Pale amber in color.

56.4 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002)
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Photo of nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-25-2011 17:47:01 | More by nmann08
Photo of ygtbsm94


3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2012 08:22:17 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of spycow


3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-01-2013 03:29:38 | More by spycow
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orangey body with a thin, off-white head.

Smell: Toasted pale maltiness with a citrusy, earthy hop aroma.

Taste: Toasty pale malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Citrusy hops with a taste of grapefruit and a medium bitterness clear things away and leave you with a dry, lightly bitter, lightly toasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: While not altogether horrendous, it's by no means a great India Pale Ale.

10-19-2008 22:52:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of JAHMUR


3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-06-2012 22:32:39 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of SocalKicks


3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-24-2013 23:10:15 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

On-tap 10/9/08 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light orange/brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of citrus along with caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste is fruity and sweet up front with flavors of citrus and caramel. There's a good hops presence that comes in next and a hearty malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's a solid beer but there are certainly better ones out there within the style.

10-13-2008 15:02:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Jason


3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear orangey amber

SMELL: Buttery, toffee, bready, ripe fruit, spice, woody hops, apple skin, faint esters

TASTE: Fruity, herbal, malty, buttery, toffee, dried hay, toasted bread, kiss of alcohol, taffy, hop bitterness

A stand up pale ale, the Fuggle hops really work here. A good example fo the style even if it is contract brewed by Shipyard ... yes, there is a Shipyard flare going on here.

10-18-2011 00:33:58 | More by Jason
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a basic pale malt scent along with a moderate hop nose and some light yeast esters. It's citrusy with adequate malt balance. The taste is average. It has a thin pale malt flavor along with a mild citrus hop feel. It has a good amount of bitterness, but the finish reveals some sort of off-flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent APA. I'm not crazy about it, but I bet it drinks quite well fresh off the keg.

09-03-2010 01:44:04 | More by WesWes
Photo of Mora2000


2.58/5  rDev -22.3%

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and sugar, but like the Red Rack Ale I tried from this brewery, I get a lot of butter notes which are not good at all. The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavor is a buttery sweetness. In addition to that, I get some grain, wheat and grassy notes, but the butter is so strong it completely kills the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

12-31-2010 21:17:42 | More by Mora2000
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a nice copper amber color with about 2 inches of white foam. No carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fresh hops and some bready malts. A nice combo.

t - Tastes mostly of bready malts, biscuit, some hops. A little bland.

m - Very smooth and creamy... pretty easy to drink. Little carbonation and medium body.

d - Got this with Awesome Clubs Beer of the Month club for February and it's a decent pale ale. Very smooth and easy to drink, with a bready malt taste. I thought it was a little bland but not bad by any means.

03-01-2010 00:49:00 | More by mdfb79
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2.42/5  rDev -27.1%

Pours copper/amber with a thin, lasting, foamy white head.

The smell is floral with sweet notes. Resiny - almost plastic - notes come through.

It's hoppy - floral/citric/resin - but in an odd way. There is a tea-leaf bitterness mixed in with a detached caramel (slightly burnt) sweetness that overrides the hop flavor, though bitterness does linger. An out-of-place lemon zest is apparent in the finish. Odd hop profile that struggles to override the sweetness.

Medium-bodied with a decent carbonation level. But, not such a pleasant drying bitterness lingers despite the sweetness in the taste.

Drain pour? No. But, flavors are out-of-whack. Too sweet and the hops don't work quite right here. Not awful, but not good by any means - this is a strange brew.

07-10-2007 15:41:08 | More by jwc215
Photo of Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-27-2011 15:33:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-08-2014 04:21:01 | More by GClarkage
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-05-2013 21:07:58 | More by oriolesfan4
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-21-2013 19:50:28 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Pours a three-fingered white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts and finishes hoppy, true to style, lingering hoppy aftertaste. Forced to buy since it is brewed in NH. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

02-20-2007 23:48:13 | More by jdhilt
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-20-2013 01:09:09 | More by Kelp
Photo of Brad007


2.35/5  rDev -29.2%

Pours an amber color with a nice head that recedes a bit. Aroma is somewhat hoppy/fruity with a hint of the malt. Taste is somewhat more on the hoppy/malty side with a copperish taste and a weird, dry aftertaste that doesn't sit well. Hard to describe. The bottle says it's still fresh so who knows? Not too bad but the mouthfeel isn't good.

07-08-2007 00:05:36 | More by Brad007
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North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a growler into a mug, the beer is a bright, hazed, copper brown coloring with a frothy, filmy, clingy white head. Aromas of caramel sweet and biscuit in the backbone, with a hint of citrus. Flavors are rich and very bitter, with a dark, roasty caramel backbone and a resiny, peppery, and bitter dry hopping overtone. Some citrus highlights give a tartness at the end. Tangy sweet and bitter aftertaste on a thin body, with a smooth, slightly drying finish. Not bad.

02-10-2013 19:24:24 | More by GarthDanielson
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New Hampshire

2.83/5  rDev -14.8%

Pours a deep golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that shows great retention and a fair amount of lace. The aroma is caramel bready biscuit and a fair amount of earthy citrus hops with enough butterscotch to remind me who makes it. The flavor is bready toffee and butterscotch with an aggressive hop bitterness but little flavor. There's an off putting mineral mixed with wet cardboard oxidation going on here as well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick bitter mouthfeel. Welcome to yesterday's APA. There's an aggressive use of hops here for the style, but they are all bittering hops so you get that bite mixed with the signature flavor from the yard with the ships. Honestly with so many better beers out there why bother with this one?

11-13-2012 23:09:54 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Durge


3.88/5  rDev +16.9%

This brew was a clear amber with a decent frothy off-white head and good lacing. It has a "spicey cool" smell of piney hops and a touch of lime/citrus. It tastes creamy with malt and hops and has a mildly peppery finish. It is lightly but adequately carbonated and I get a sense of apple as a highlight. It is a mellow concoction that should appeal to most tastes. It's a nice pale ale with good body, not as whimpy as some, but nothing overpowering. I would drink this any day and i think it will bear some volume quite easily.

09-09-2007 06:55:52 | More by Durge
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

From the 355 ml. bottle dated July 2012. Sampled on March 9, 2012. Ooh, it is a handsome looking copper-amber with lively carbonation that builds up to a moderate head. Those bubbles keep flowing up though. The aroma is high on hops and sweet caramel malts. The hops are heightened compared to similar pales I have had. The body is smooth and medium. The taste has an odd yeasty, toffee-like flavor with a hop bite topping it all off. Bitter finish.

03-10-2012 02:00:37 | More by puboflyons
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-02-2013 00:40:39 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of woosterbill


4.03/5  rDev +21.4%

On-tap at the Brewpub into a pint glass.

A: Clear light amber; one finger of white foam; decent retention and lacing. Pretty standard, but not bad by any stretch.

S: Nice fresh floral and pine hops, supported by some toffee-ish malt. Quite appealing and very clean.

T: Follows the nose exactly: hop forward (predominantly Cascade), with some good sweet, biscuity, toffee malt balance.

M: On the light side of medium-bodied with ample carbonation.

D: Highly drinkable while hoppy enough to cleanse the palate. Very nice.

Notes: Very straightforward, fresh-tasting IPA. Good stuff.


11-08-2009 23:31:33 | More by woosterbill
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Pemi Pale Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
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