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Appalachian Pale Ale - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Appalachian Pale AleAppalachian Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Tennessee, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beeryce on 02-25-2008)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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Heavy_D

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

09-18-2013 03:42:33 | More by Heavy_D
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-21-2014 00:33:57 | More by AMCPhD
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2013 00:36:31 | More by swgwilt
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GMan

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-17-2013 23:30:41 | More by GMan
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speak72

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-30-2013 14:49:45 | More by speak72
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at the Pigeon Forge brewpub

In a lineup of mostly unimpressive flagship beers, this one was not too bad, and easily the best beer I sampled from the brewery. Nothing new and interesting here, just a standard pale ale more or less. Bronze pour, clearish, with a small fizzy white head; minimal retention and lacing. Decent nose, citrus and pine hops, light crackery malt base. More of this in the taste, hop-forward, citrus and pine, distant toasted malts. Pretty basic, pretty okay. Light-medium body. Not too bad. If I had to spent the evening at SMB&R, I'd probably be drinking this, albeit sparingly.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 02:30:15 | More by Rifugium
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-02-2013 19:54:24 | More by KFrank729
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mwar

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -41.5%

12-01-2012 22:10:39 | More by mwar
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-03-2012 23:45:48 | More by beerme626
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the Pigeon Forge location.

A: Poured a dark yellow, with a slight chill haze, and mild orange hue that added to its attractiveness. Web-like, sticky lacing.

S: This was the first SMB brew I got a nose on, and it was a nice one. It was hoppy, yet understated overall.

T: Orange zest, with bitter hops that sung very nicely. Afterwards, there was a fresh, mild bitter linger that hit the spot on a 100 degree night.

M: This sucker had some very substantial lacing bill, but the carbonation count was left in the dust, which was fine by me.

O: This was infinitely refreshing, tasty, and the best SMB beer I've tried so far.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 23:03:36 | More by Chaney
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gutbuster

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-26-2012 03:10:03 | More by gutbuster
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Yjt2


3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-15-2012 14:08:35 | More by Yjt2
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deadhero

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-28-2012 15:43:17 | More by deadhero
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shivtim

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting much based on the way this beer looked. It was clear yellow, heavily carbonated, with a white head. Looked like a Miller. That aside, I was pleasantly surprised. Nice citrus hop nose, quite lemony, with twinges of sour grapefruit. Grassy hop flavor. More lemon and mixed citrus. More complex than I expected. Fine mouthfeel, and highly drinkable. My favorite of those that I tried at SMB.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2009 01:02:24 | More by shivtim
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Beeryce

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Twist-off cap, brown bottle at 50 degrees. Strong pour into a pint glass produced 1 finger of white head that quickly dissipated into a ring around edge of glass forming very little lacing. The color is golden-bronze and is clear, but with large flocculants, not a chill haze.

Monotone hop profile of resiny high alpha hops with a slight herbal note, but then a slight medicinal phenolic smell develops.

The taste is very pleasant with the classic grapefruit taste of APA's. There is a nice neutral, bready malt background that allows the hops to be strong but not overpowering. A very slight off flavor near the finish, mutes hops slightly. Grapefruity finish lingers and dries, making me thirsty for more. The malt flavors and the hop flavors blend very nicely.

The mouthfeel is a little heavier than I expected but goes well with the malty background. I think some of the heaviness comes from the resiny hop oils as well, the finish, however, is dry.

This is a very drinkable session beer if you like hops and/or APA's. I would drink this regularly if I could.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 23:31:48 | More by Beeryce
Appalachian Pale Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.