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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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EricDu

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -42.2%

06-07-2014 06:26:32 | More by EricDu
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-03-2014 17:32:21 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-11-2014 15:38:33 | More by rorjets
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

11-20-2013 23:49:51 | More by Omnium
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2013 21:23:37 | More by Andrew041180
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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

10-13-2013 22:30:33 | More by jneiswender
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bobv

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

10-04-2013 23:25:26 | More by bobv
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-29-2013 16:35:11 | More by HattedClassic
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-22-2013 19:01:38 | More by Dizzy242
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-14-2013 02:08:16 | More by enelson
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-18-2013 16:35:16 | More by MSL94
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-09-2013 03:04:13 | More by tbryan5
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

07-19-2013 03:08:12 | More by scotorum
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

06-15-2013 15:54:15 | More by Kevincredible
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2013 16:11:51 | More by doremite
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SheLaLa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

06-04-2013 16:53:03 | More by SheLaLa
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Niebeendend

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2013 00:39:06 | More by Niebeendend
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tsturm

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +42.8%

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

05-23-2013 15:08:59 | More by tsturm
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-20-2013 06:42:55 | More by oso
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-11-2013 23:06:47 | More by Snellgg5
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

05-04-2013 05:58:37 | More by milkbone_underwear
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

04-29-2013 02:13:21 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-06-2013 23:16:28 | More by CanisMajor
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Matchews

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

12-09-2012 21:45:41 | More by Matchews
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barczar

Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

11-19-2012 01:56:22 | More by barczar
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XPA (Extra Pale Ale) from High & Mighty Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.