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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: 3 | 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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Cavery

California

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz given as an extra by AleLovinRuskie; cheers! The bottle was split into taster tulips with Klym.

A: Soft very foggy burnt orange body with some extremely white foam, basically ivory bubbles. A respectable finger and a half head rose like hot biscuits, and left small islands of lacing. Looks standard for the style, with nothing really sticking out.

S: Sugary malt crystals with some fairly bright but ambiguous berry notes. I want to say strawberry, but it comes off more like an artificial strawberry. Some orange juice marinated malts, heavy on the crystallized sugars. Really an ephemeral nose at best, where sweetness dominates before it disappears.

T: Big malts up front with a bit milder sugar than I thought there would be considering the nose. The flavor is two-tone with the sweetness and the seed-like creamy flavors. A late presence of hops makes this drink like a reverse IPA. the notes actually come in with a soft whoosh, instead of transitioning straight into a linger. They eventually disappear behind a fairly palate cleansing beverage. Wish there was more here, but not bad.

M: Very light in the mouth, and it does go down very easy. That said the body feels underdeveloped. There seems to be an initial sensation of prickly bubbles that then complete disappear into a very watery body. It's not horrid, and it still has some fairly smooth/silky textures, but I think the flavor dies off with the carbonation.

O: I honestly found myself getting bored really fast with this one. At first I thought there might be a malt forward theme to this beer, but ultimately the malt didn't provide enough depth of flavor to make this interesting. Furthermore, the weaker/thin body compounded upon the flavor problem. I wouldn't ever complain about having this in my glass, I just wouldn't take it as a favorite in style. Enough decency to be good, but nothing to rave about.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 00:43:57 | More by Cavery
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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.
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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

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-TS

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