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12 Man Pale Ale - Dick's Brewing Company

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12 Man Pale Ale12 Man Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dick's Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackclyde27 on 12-29-2013)
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light orange. Thin head. Slightly hazy. Small pieces of grain found suspended in beer.
S: Not much aroma.
T: Medium maltiness. Medium-low bitterness. Faint grapefruit hoppiness.
M: Medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: Typical pale ale. Not much that stands out. Not bad, not superior. Just ok. Drinkable for sure.

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Clear amber color with a brief, coarse foam in the Gulpener tulip. Some fizz on the tongue. At least it doesn't have the club sods taste, but it needs something. Very light hop aroma with some flowery notes.

Some malty flavors, a slight sweetness, but mostly crisp. There is a pleasant malty cereal taste, light as it is, more like a Blonde ale than a Pale. A shimmer of hops with some resiny tang. Not much bitterness, except the aftertaste as the other subtle flavors fade.

While there is not any excitement here, it's a drinkable and nicely flavored brew at a lower alcohol level. More professional carbonation would improve the experience for such a light beer. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

mactrail, Apr 25, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. I drank a ton of this during the postseason; I hope it's not getting unfairly savaged due to its suggested team affiliation. Go Hawks!

Appearance: medium golden hue with a very light touch of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with decent retention. Pretty damn good!

Smell: aroma is quite light; it's grainy, toasty and yeasty, almost like a craft lager. Good, but not a whole lot going on.

Taste: sweet, grainy and ever so slightly toasty. Hops are light in intensity and citrusy and piney in character. It reminds me a more of an English style than American, really. It's decent, but not outstanding; I want to like it more than I do.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a great creaminess for the style. Kudos!

Overall: this is definitely my favorite of the local beers with a 12th Man theme (see: Hilliard's 12th Can). It's not well-tuned to my palate, but it's a competently put-together beer with great drinkability.

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12oz can from a 6-pack purchased at Total Wine in Spokane Valley for $7.99. No freshness date on the can. I initially couldn't find it on BA until I went to the page for Dick's Brewing, and saw it listed as 12 Man. I thought it was called 12th Man, but I expect that was nixed due to copyright issues.

Poured a hazy gold color, with a half-inch of beige foam perched on top. Said head dropped after a couple of minutes to a thin skiff, leaving spotty lace on the sides of a Sierra Nevada shaker-style pint glass.

Mostly malty in the nose, with a modest, floral hop scent.

The taste was pretty much like the nose. It’s an easy drinking, malty pale ale with minimal hop flavor. The hops don’t really even become noticeable until about the middle of the taste.

Carbonation is a little too low for this beer’s own good. Medium bodied, with a slightly heavy mouthfeel.

I really wish I knew how long ago this was canned. It’s possible its imperfections were due to an excessive period of sitting on its ass on a shelf in a warehouse somewhere. While drinkable in the way that all bland beers are drinkable, for now it joins the 12th Can as a beer that is essential only if you are a Seahawk fan, but not worth seeking out otherwise.

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The appearance was a light orange with a thin white head. Light lacing came in and trickled around the glass.
The smell had a bitter citrus.
The taste was bitter citrus with the same aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was dry and bitter.
Overall, decent pale ale, nothing special but as a Seahawks fan, I wouldn't want to tailgate with this. I'd rather drink something from the other team to remind me what I'm pissing out.

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12 Man Pale Ale from Dick's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.