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Pipers Pale Ale - Dunedin Brewery

Pipers Pale AlePipers Pale Ale

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%

Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: StevieW on 08-18-2002)
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Reviews by TripelJ:
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4.6/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now Quaffing: Dunedin Piper's Pale Ale

I live in Florida, and I think this is probably the first beer that I've had from my own state. We are known for Oranges and Old People, but this little gem from Dunedin does a fine job of making even me forget that. Pours a beautiful hazy copper-gold with a huge, fluffy white head that easily stood one inch above the rim of the glass and receded slowly with moderate lacing. The aroma reminds me of the classic american pale ale, a touch of sweetness and a clean, floral/citrus hop aroma--very nice. The taste makes me feel like I'm split in two, with one half in the US and the other in the UK. The beginning is all malt, very akin to the English pales I've had. There seems to be more of a subtle transition between the malt and hops here, with a little less crispness, but the hops still do a perfect job of balancing the whole beer out. The mouthfeel is medium in body and is enhanced by the head that just refuses to die. This could easily be a session beer, and is nice change of pace from the Pales I've been drinking lately.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2004 03:29:24 | More by TripelJ
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Pipers Pale Ale from Dunedin Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.