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Paul's Pale Ale - Springfield Brewing Company

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Paul's Pale AlePaul's Pale Ale

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Ratings: 38
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%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

harpus, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of GossageBrewery
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
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found my tasting notes on this brewpub from our Rt. 66 trip, so I'm putting the review here. A good firm head over a respectably copper body. First impression is of mere bitterness, but after a few more sips, the floral hop character comes through.

DrunkMcDermott, Dec 12, 2003
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

KegsAndEggs, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Carl_R, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

psmith161, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle thanks to Ira

Pours a clear golden-orange with a small white head that thins. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a slight bit of malt, but is dominated by grassy hops.

There is a slight crisp maltiness right upfront that leads into a mild citrusy hop flavor and a decent bitter bite. Finishes with a slight green hop grassiness, but not as potent as in the aroma.

Medium body, good carbonation.

A drinkable brew, but overall just a very average offering.

MaltyGoodness, Jul 08, 2006
Photo of ppoitras
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from beerhandy as part of BIF 24. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" off-white head above the clear dark golden brew. Head fades relatively slowly, with average to good lacing. Aroma is sweet pale malts, with nary a hop presence in the nose. Taste is a short shot of pale malt sweetness, quickly shouted down by strongly bitter green hops, which more than make up for their absence in the aroma. Mouthfeel and drinkability okay, but this one's a bit middle-of-the-road. Not a bad pale, just not much more than that.

ppoitras, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of MarzenMan
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very typical across the board. Pretty much a standard pale ale. The same APA being made across the country. Definitely a good beer to have but nothing memorable. Ranking as an PA I'd say its not even as good as Boulevard's PA.

I'd drink it again but only when I'm in the brewery and have to have some hops. Unfortunately I've never been in the brewco when they had an IPA or a double IPA.

MarzenMan, Sep 28, 2008
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3.44/5  rDev -7%

Domino, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Dieck, Nov 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

rudy0908, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of gpogo
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Brilliantly clear copper with moderate sized cream colored head. The head dissipated to a small covering and left a sparse lacing.

A- Bready sweet malt with moderate citrusy hop smells.

T- Sweet malt, slightly bready with very faint caramel hints. Nice citrusy backbone which is far from overpowering, I would have liked it to have a bit more hop flavor/aroma. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky-sweet feeling left in mouth.

D- Not a bad APA, I have others that I prefer over this. Though after trying this I feel I need to take a trip to the Springfield Brewery.

gpogo, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of Fuller
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a clear golden to amber color with a 1/2" white head that leaves nice sticky lacing all around the glass. Has a clean aroma of piney hops and some malt. Taste starts sweet and then turns slight bitter with grassy hops. It has a light to medium body and finishes with a nice bitter hop bite. Very drinkable, could be a nice session beer.

Fuller, Nov 04, 2006
Photo of Tone
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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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rinsky, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Boone757, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jbak, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KCRealAle, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of naterock
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass with minimal head and a patchy lacing. a pale orangish-copper kinda light but still good.

a suprisingly strong malt quality with a bit of earthy hops and a kiss of citrus. a lot of similarities to an english pale ale.

Subtle qualities all around, with a moderate malt sweetness and just a graceful kiss of hops.

Moderate in carbonation and a bit cloying but overall very drinkable. Damn I love that this is brewed here in town and is so cheap and available.

naterock, Jun 14, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (same label as above), brought back from the brewpub in Springfield. Thanks Mike for sharing.
Pours a clear golden-orange color, with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves thin but nice lacing on the glass. Not really the 'copper' color that they describe on the label.
Aroma is slightly malty, but has lots of fresh grass hops. Good flavor, with solid mix of maltiness and citrus hops. Crisp, bitter hop finish, but not overpowering. Medium body, appropriate carbonation.
A drinkable, session brew, clean and well balanced taste.

BigBry, Apr 28, 2007
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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer came to the table with a nice head and reddish color. i smell some floral and malt. tastes great. very style typical however. nothing that really makes this one jump to the next level. it does remind me of a cross between a sierra nevada pale ale and an anchor steam ( minus just a little of the finishing bitterness from the anchor).

jdm, Aug 07, 2005
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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date.

Poured dark straw bordering on amber/copper. Pillowy white head with clingy bubbles.

Smelled mostly of citrus fruit, also piney. Faint undertones of biscuits.

Medium-light body with sparkling effervescence. Assertive C-hop flavors go well with the sweet bready malts. Spicy finish with a lemony zing.

A session beer, enjoyable, but not too big.

Shultzerdugen, Feb 19, 2005
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Paul's Pale Ale from Springfield Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.