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Detroit Pale Ale - Atwater Brewery

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Detroit Pale AleDetroit Pale Ale

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral. grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. It felt like a blend of American and English styles. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Friday at 04:17 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

BBlov, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

DCLAguy11, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

mchenry1313, Apr 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

leadahmer, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

chewy6935, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

matsha13, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

MikeRice1969, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

rodlavers, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Paul_Apsley, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bobbyr5, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1636th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

Thanks to my co-worker Kathleen for this one

App- A fairly sparkly looking orange with some good bubble activity. I used a friends pint glass, so not sure if right glass or not, but best I had. Small 1/2" head that fell to nothing. A couple dots of cling.

Smell- A light bit of an small malty orange. A little bit of a spice note and maybe just a touch of bitter. A light IPA or a small pale ale really.

Taste- This was pretty tasty. I liked it better than the Detroit brewing one. Had more pop and flavor vs just a small malt backbone with a little citrus. Nice balance and a good fast drinker. An easy thirst quencher.

Mouth- A little bit of a lighter medium body with a fairly light medium carbonation. A good amount of malt on the back with a touch of citrus and a bit grainular.

Drink- Better than the 1st Altbier of the night, but wasnt anything wowing. Solid offering and quaffable.

FosterJM, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

zonker17, Oct 01, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a rich golden amber with a plain 1 finger white head. head lasted ~five minutes before leaving a few lacings on the glass. Aroma was slighty sweet and fruity, but also had notes of acid and yeast. Taste started out fruity with a hint of citrus, before shifting to a yeasty hop flavor. A slightly sour and yeasty flavor lingered in the mouth after sipping. Felt ok, maybe a bit overly bubbly. Overall not bad, but came across a bit strange towards the end of each sip.

mountdew1, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

tectactoe, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jaidenjb, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jovian00, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

thatdavegy, Apr 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

beerborn, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

RomeosPartyStore, Jan 15, 2012
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Detroit Pale Ale from Atwater Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.