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Paul's Pale Ale - Springfield Brewing Company

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Paul’s Pale Ale is an old school, west-coast style pale ale that starts off with nutty and caramel notes from a blend of crystal malts and finishes with a satisfying hoppiness, making this an easy-drinking pale ale. Paul’s Pale Ale has been the hands-down favorite of the SBC regulars and staffers since 1998!

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-12-2003)
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

harpus, Sep 04, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -7%

Domino, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rinsky, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Carl_R, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KCRealAle, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dozier77, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Boone757, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring to a cloudy orange/amber color with nose of citrus and toasted malt, this beer is well- carbonated and produces a nice amount of foam that maintains a thin layer as you drink. The body of the beer is cloudy and its small bubbles cling to the side of your glass, making for an interesting appearance.

Tasting this beer reveals an American pale ale through and through- specifically, one brewed in the west coast tradition. There is an abundance of cascade hops that add that familiar citrus character to the beer. There are other flavors present, too, such as a touch of caramel malt, toasted malt, and biscuits. The flavor keeps returning to the citrusy hops and it keeps you thinking about American pale ales and the great products that have made the American west coast so famous.

This pale ale is like others from this brewery in that it makes a good session beer for its style. It isn’t overly complex or amazing, but it still has enough going for it to recommend and it is priced right in its native Missouri.

BryanCarey, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

psmith161, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

KegsAndEggs, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Dieck, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jbak, Nov 16, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this APA on tap, at the brewery, in a pint glass. Poured an hazy, amber orange color, produced a nice off white head, decent retention and good lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of sweet pale malt, grapefruit and fruity yeast. Medium in body, a base of sweet malted grain and some citric hop flavor. Overall, its a decent session beer, nothing special about this brew.

GossageBrewery, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

rudy0908, Jun 27, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewhouse.

A: Served a copper color with a good head and nice lacing.

S: Has a mellow citrus aroma with a mild malt sweetness, bit of fruit and herbs.

T: Starts with a mild tart nip that becomes a nice malt sweetness. there is a bit of fruit and spice in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: Very enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

soju6, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper color with off a great off white head and lace.

Smell: It has a very melon and herbal presence.

Taste: It is not overly bitter at all. A bit floral with some of those melon tones.

Mouthfeel: Very well balanced and refreshing.

Overall: I have had this one on tap and in the bottle as well and enjoyed them both.

MTNboy, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

TippySelenoid, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

paulcox, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

BuddyLoveFosho, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of JEdmund
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Orangey amber color that holds a modest head momentarily though does leave a bit of lacing.

S: The nose is full on Cascade hops and malts that smell a bit biscuity and toasty. All American pale ale aroma nicely done.

T&M: Thankfully the taste follows through on that aromatic promise and delivers a really well balanced and flavorful ale. Hops are in abundance and yet the malts are too. Body is really enjoyably full and smooth, though not heavy or off style...just right. The brewers certainly didn't skimp on ingredients. Hops seem a little one dimensional but I like them.

Overall: I am surprised by how much I enjoy this. I drank this quite a bit in college about 10 years ago, and my palate has certainly developed since then, so I was expecting less for some reason. Mueller's pale ale is a great example of the style.

JEdmund, Apr 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sharpness, but not quite as sharp as an ipa. Nice carmel notes on the after taste. They say that this is the staff favorite, I could see making this my every day beer. Definataly my favorite beer tasted during my trip to Springfield Missouri....

Msundt, Oct 04, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight citrus, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a pretty good pale ale with nothing outstanding.

Tone, Dec 30, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a six pack of this back down to Austin from Springfield, Missouri. Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a pint style glass, no visible freshness date.

A: Beautiful deep amber color. Not quite as much head as I would have expected, but keeps a nice bit of head as it's being consumed and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass.

S: Spicy citrus pine notes hit the nose up front from the cascade hops, which are balanced nearly to perfection from the caramel malt sweetness and ester flavors. Hints of apple and red grapes blend very nicely with other citrus notes typically detected in a N.W. style pale. Earthy like ester flavors are also quite present.

T&M: Unlike many APAs, this one is bit more balanced up front, as the deep malt character hits the tongue up front with some caramel sweetness and provides an excellent backbone once the spiciness of the cascade hops hit. Nearly perfect balance of all the things one would expect for the style, as the hops never dominate, but rather give a nice dose of spicy, grassy citrus and pine notes, blending nicely with apple and grape like earthy ester flavors in a semi-dry finish with just a touch of alcohol and lingering caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, as it's a bit creamy, medium-bodied, with low to medium carbonation.

D&Notes: I have been drinking at the Springfield Brewing Company for 10 years, and their beers rarely disappoint, and this one is without a doubt one of their best. Funny as it may sound, I have never really taken the time to drink this beer that much. The Springfield Brewing Company is actually owned by a company that manufacturers brewing equipment (Paul Mueller Company), and consequently offers some outstanding lagers year-round, that are rarely found in brew-pubs of it's size. At least for me, that almost makes it a bit more difficult to drink their pale ale as much, as it seems every brew-pub and microbrewery under the sun offers a pale ale.

All of that being said, this is an outstanding pale ale this balanced to perfection. According to their website, it clocks in at 25 bitterness units, which is just over 10 less than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is one brew not to be missed, as this pale ale could hold its own to almost any other out there.

AustinBeerLvr, Aug 09, 2009
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Paul's Pale Ale from Springfield Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.