XPA (Extra Pale Ale) - High & Mighty Beer Co.
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4/5 rDev +15.6%
Poured a cloudy light copper hue with a thin layer of white lace on top. Being that this beer is bottle conditioned, there was good sediment as well.
The smell featured an oily citrus hop with a good pepper element.
The taste consisted of a solid grapefruit and sweet orange flavor with a hint of white pepper. There was a doughy malt with a bit of a yeast character. The unfiltered character was detectable in the flavor profile.
The mouthfeel was clean and slightly chewy.
Overall a very drinkable and unique APA. I very much enjoyed the bottle conditioning.
11-03-2006 01:28:03 | More by plaid75
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
A: Pours a very hazy peachish color with a nice frothy one finger white head. Good retention and what looks like fantastic lacing.
S: Nice citrus notes--mostly grapefruit with a bit of pine backing up the fruity notes.
T/M: Very big grapefruit flavors smack the palate with a bit of pine also, although they don't have very long legs and peter out after a bit. A bit of toasted grain in there also. Kind of watery with an unestablished body. Very fluffy and light on the palate with an ever so slight bitterness coupled with a dry finish.
D: Pretty drinkable xpa. Seems like it would be a good session brew. I wish it had more body and legs though.
10-12-2006 00:36:41 | More by bjohnson
3.2/5 rDev -7.5%
Pale, hazy gold. Very little head, dying out before i can take a sip. Herbal and flloral hops dominate the mild aroma, with a bit of pale malt and pear fruitiness. The flavor is less hoppy than I'd hoped, altogether mild and unassuming. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and easily drinkable, though lacking in character. Somewhere between a golden ale and a pale ale. Balanced, but unexciting. Pale malt, a little bit towards the sweter side with some toasty flavors. Soft pear fruit. Gently hopped, finishing dryish and vacent. I could easily keep these coming all night, but there's not much to this brew. Light and gentle all around, without much character.
09-05-2006 09:08:13 | More by UnionMade
2.35/5 rDev -32.1%
12 oz bottle.
..says "Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Uncompromised" on the back.
Cloudy pale straw color. Marginal head..
Bready, cereal aroma of corn mash. Light herbal hops as well.
Not thrilled by the harshness of this one..it slides down very poorly considering it's an extra pale ale and fairly low abv. Aftertaste is quite dry and the mouthfeel is very chalky. Drinkable to some extent..but it really lacks any great quality. As a summer beer, it may be considered ok, but I'd argue there are easily dozens of better similar brews available at any decent store.
Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Uncompromised... Unimpressed.
07-21-2006 06:07:42 | More by hero27
3.4/5 rDev -1.7%
This beer is only marginally better than the so-called "Beer of the Gods." Pours to a much more hazy color, still light golden yellow. Carbonation is decent, supporting a nice fluffy white head. Lacing is decent as well.
The smell is not very good. Has a light DMS aroma, as well as a huge cereal aroma. Doesn't smell too hoppy at all. The taste is much better. The hops seem to hide any off flavors. Sweet and lightly bitter. Still a bit grainy.
The body is light with a decent bitterness. Could definitely be better, but has a decent drinkability.
07-03-2006 05:41:28 | More by neonbrown82
XPA (Extra Pale Ale) from High & Mighty Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.