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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: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
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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Photo of SpecialK088


4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

Had on tap at brew co

A-Pale golden iwht a good head pretty typical looking APA

S-Good hoppy charecter with some grassy notes to it as well

T&M-Very straightforward APA good hop quality nice and earhty with a good amount of citrus in the middle and back. Nice medium body good cabonation feels good going down

D-Easy Easy Easy to kick back a few of these at the brewery or out of the bottle I really enjoy having this so close to me

01-18-2009 00:21:16 | More by SpecialK088
Photo of MarzenMan


3.43/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

09-28-2008 13:15:08 | More by MarzenMan
Photo of gpogo


3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

09-24-2008 22:02:18 | More by gpogo
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

04-28-2007 13:56:50 | More by BigBry
Photo of Fuller


3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

11-04-2006 02:05:04 | More by Fuller
Photo of MaltyGoodness


3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

07-08-2006 20:15:04 | More by MaltyGoodness
Photo of ppoitras


3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

11-06-2005 16:52:16 | More by ppoitras
Photo of jdm


3.83/5  rDev +3%

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).

08-06-2005 23:44:55 | More by jdm
Photo of Shultzerdugen


3.83/5  rDev +3%

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.

02-19-2005 20:19:44 | More by Shultzerdugen
Photo of karst


4.68/5  rDev +25.8%

Beautiful clear copper with nice head and lace for the eye and an excellent hop aroma for the nose as well as medium feel for the mouth. Most drinkable and IMHO in the same league as Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. I have enough for a nice session. Highly recommended.

Unfortunately I found the bottle version less appealing.

02-18-2005 06:38:30 | More by karst
Photo of DrunkMcDermott


3.15/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

12-12-2003 13:55:41 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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Paul's Pale Ale from Springfield Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.