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XPA (Extra Pale Ale) - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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XPA (Extra Pale Ale)XPA (Extra Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

80 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006)
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Alpine Spring bow-tie pint.

A - Hazed straw yellow, half a finger of fizzy white head, medium lacing.
S - Lots of spice and wheat, some biscuit, pepper, dark earthy tones. Not really appealing.
T - Mild biscuit malt, pepper, rye, some clove, a little grassy.
M - Medium feel, nothing outstanding.
O - Not going to return to this one. Really missing the hops.

Omnium, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Andrew041180, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of jneiswender
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer out of a 12 ounce bottle. Say and smell appraisal was done through a small plastic glass just a sample size. Served cool

Pours a decent white foam head and a yellow orange body old gold

Smells of grain cereal with a distinctive British hop aroma

The green flavor certainly in front with the medicinal herbal hop flavor pervading the rest of the way

Medium to high carbonation

Overall not a bad beer at all I would certainly drink this again the choice of which seems like mostly British house feels a bit one dimensional though. This is a great beer for anyone who likes British hops

jneiswender, Oct 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

bobv, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Dizzy242, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

enelson, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MSL94, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

tbryan5, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought a bpttle of this yesterday to try because it's by a young local brewery and this particular beer is top rated as "most popular" of all beers at a local shop.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into my new Innis & Gunn stemmed glass.

a: Translucent light gold with a finger thick head which vanished rather quickly to a thin ring and a little lacing. Not too impressive so far.

s: Almost none, can't put my finger on what.

t: Mild to moderate pine/grass hops, reminiscent of Genesee or some other mainstream mass-produced brew.

m: Light to moderate.

o: Disappointing. I read reviews here where the color is described as darker, and all sorts of other flavors are reported than what I found. Can't explain that.

scotorum, Jul 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Kevincredible, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

doremite, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

SheLaLa, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Niebeendend, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of tsturm
4.94/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

High & Mighty XPA has been my go-to, every day all-purpose beer for a couple of years now. It is currently my favorite pale ale, perfectly mixing hops and malt for an absolutely smooth, delicious combination that's neither too sweet nor too bitter, neither too light nor too heavy, and neither too weak nor too strong (in terms of ABV). In an unusual twist of fate (for better or worse), they are building a brewery right next to my house :)

-TS

tsturm, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

oso, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Snellgg5, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

milkbone_underwear, May 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

CanisMajor, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Matchews, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky golden color with a dense one inch eggy head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Grain, grapefruit, and tangerine comprise the initial aroma. Reminiscent of fruity pebbles.

The flavor has a fairly citrusy base, with lime and tangerine underlying a somewhat stake, bready malt body. There's a grain character at the finish, which is slightly dry and bitter and tinny. Alcohol is evident.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a touch of harsh astringency.

Overall, a pretty citrusy version of the style, but there are some offputting flavors that detract from the experience.

barczar, Nov 19, 2012
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XPA (Extra Pale Ale) from High & Mighty Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.