1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pilfers Pale Ale - Hollister Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Pilfers Pale Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

9 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Gobzilla, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of raulazzer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

raulazzer, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Wowcoolman’s tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit. Taste is much the same with a slightly malty finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell but the taste just doesn’t match up unfortunately.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

drewone, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pale yellow with a quarter inch white head which fades to the rim leaving some spotty lace.

N: Huge grapefruit and citrus (tangerine and orange). The Nelson, Citra and Sorachi Ace hops really shine here.

T: Citrus and a touch of pine. Faint malt sweetness.

M: Semi-medium body and carbonation. A bit watery. Mildly bitter and dry finish.

O: Decent PA with a great aroma. So easy to drink.

wethorseblanket, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hollister

The pour is a pale golden color with a white head. Citrus peel hops, floral notes, and a light fruity quality. Some bread and biscuit malt sweetness and a hint of toast. Good grapefruit on the palate, a hint of tangerine, and some mild pine. A moderate bitterness offsets the light sweetness of the bread malt and light toast.

womencantsail, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of linkin22luke
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a Hollister Brewing Co. growler into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - An extremely light yellow, perhaps one of the most pale pale ales I have seen. A very tiny head that hung around for the duration of the drink.

S - Citrus and floras, very clean. But not to much else going one.

T - The taste is very light and clean to begin, with aspects of fruitiness. The finish is moderately hoppy for the style.

M - Moderate carbonation that doesn't a good job of adding to the beer without becoming a distraction. However, the beer is very light bodied.

O - Overall, this is not the best Pale Ale I have had. It works ok for a summer session, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. For me, it is too light bodied for an APA.

linkin22luke, May 02, 2012
Photo of Diomede
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Diomede, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hollister brewery, sb, CA

A-golden yellow with no white head that quickly disapates

S-very citrusy smell, almost like an ipa

T-Clean fresh hop taste that doesn't linger for long. One of the best pale ales I have ever had

M-
Medium body and smooth

O-very good beer. Rivals zombie dust

brew3crew, Nov 06, 2011
Pilfers Pale Ale from Hollister Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.