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Pipers Pale Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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Pipers Pale AlePipers Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StevieW on 08-18-2002)
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Photo of shippos
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to luckysevens82 for the opportunity.

pours an almost clear brilliant light pumpkin orange with a touch of haze and a decent head that settled down to a thin top. grapfruity aroma with a sweet malt character with a buttery diacetyl aroma in the distance. thin mouthfeel with a notable exchange between the hops and the malt flavors with the hops winning in the finish but they get there glory taken away from them by a buttery taste at the end just completely coating your mouth. drinkable yes, but i'd need some plain popcorn to deal with the all the butter after having a few of these.

shippos, Aug 25, 2004
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish copper color and is topped by a reasonably thick tan head. There is a nice persistent carbonation. Aromas of crystal malt and spicy hops, both in a good balance with each other. The hop aroma is slightly pine like, notes of citrus, basically subtle yet pungent at the same time. The taste is full of flavor, malty, hoppy and with a hint of diacetyl, which, is ever so slight so that it contributes positively to this beer. This is a fair bit more hoppy than I would have guessed from the aroma. This beer does not use your typical American suite of hops either, it is hopped with hops that are European in origin. The hops contribute a spicy, pine-type flavor that finishes with a nice bite of hop bitterness. This is a great beer, very well balanced with solid malt contributions. Eminently quaffable, and a great session beer.

Gueuzedude, May 31, 2004
Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle with reasonably involved silkscreening obtained via trade with BierReise. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a half inch of whitish head which shrunk down to a small layer of foam reasonably quickly. Excellent light lacing. An orangey-gold in hue, with a slight but sharp hop aroma. Flavor is of light malt, which is quickly overcome by hops bitterness, as it should be in a pale ale. Also a slight fruity taste that shows up in the middle but is also overshadowed by the hops. Mouthfeel and drinkability are not a problem with one. The one to have when you're having more than one?

ppoitras, Mar 17, 2004
Photo of LuckySevens82
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an okay pale ale.
Being from FL, I was anxious to try a local beer. I wasn't disappointed, but I was expecting a bigger flavor.
Poured a deep orange with a very large head (could have been my fault). The lacing was nice and stayed through the whole beer.
Smells were very much characteristic of other pales. Hoppy, some caramel, a little alchohol, nothing to jump for joy at.
Tastes very much like a lot of other pales as well. There is, as far as I can tell, not a whole lot to distinguish this beer from others. Which is by no means a bad thing. Dunedin has made an excellent example of an american Pale Ale. If I were ever in the mood for a good pale, I could definitely see myself reaching for this one again.

LuckySevens82, Mar 07, 2004
Photo of TripelJ
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
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.

TripelJ, Jan 22, 2004
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid pale ale from this fine little brewery. The copper body was slightly hazed on this glass. A small just-off-white head struggled to stay alive and did so long enoguh to give decent lacing on the glass.

Understated English style hopping in the smell. A bit of a fruity sense overall. The flavor is mostly of the malt base with some nice hop notes creeping in, but not in an overwhelming manner. Very nicely balanced. Smooth and easy drinking feel. Good drinkability; very nice.

AtLagerHeads, Jan 18, 2004
Photo of ecoboy
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at the Grog Pub at the brewery 11/03.

Very nice! Not far from the British standard of "pale" and definitely recommended to fans of Fuller's et al.

Aroma is mostly about the malt. Nice-multi-charactered malt center, with hops bittering enough to keep the pint from ending up cloying.

The head stayed alive the length of the pint as well. This should be a must-sample when in Dunedin, or FL as it will reassure beer lovers that sometimes less-than-stellar water can still result in a fine ale.

ecoboy, Dec 05, 2003
Photo of SigEp
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite Dunnedin offering! Hoppy-slightly vegetal-in the lines of Dogfish 60 minute, with a very crisp-clear and clean appearance and mouthfeel. Straw to peach in color and fills the pint-glass perfectly. Definetly could call itself IPA if it felt like it. If you're going to Disneyworld or Busch Gardens on vacation, this is the Florida beer you need to try before you go home to those cold northern wastes.

SigEp, Oct 29, 2003
Photo of BierReise
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've lived in Florida for 12 years and this is the first Florida brew I've tried. Deep gold with very little head. Flavor is bitter like an IPA but not as fragrant. Not much lacing to the glass and little improvement on flavor as it warmed. Not the worst but definately could be improved

BierReise, May 11, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is amber, clear, and head is short and fast-gone. Aroma is the stand-out, though: fruity, piney, citrusy. Is it Cascade hops? Smells like it. Fruity, zingy, with an above-all impression of apricots.
Palate is smooth, slightly hoppy, and very tasty.
Easy-drinking, but lacking anything extra to push it above the ordinary ale. Went down nice, but easily forgotten.
Thanks to JohnnyDuvel, still!

feloniousmonk, Mar 30, 2003
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled a few Dunedin beers while at the brewery recently, and liked each one that I tried. This is the first time I've tried one of their bottled beers. This is a nice pale ale, similar to Sierra Nevada in color and taste. I would rate it somewhere between a Sierra and a Flying Dog. Nice, refreshing, good balance with the hops. Fruity and refreshing. I will definitely buy more every time I'm up that way. The brewery is terrific, and they make quality beer. I'm happy to say that we have a good micro-brewery down here (we take a lot of heat - no pun intended!).

JohnnyDuvel, Mar 19, 2003
Photo of StevieW
4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale copper in color, nice beige bubbly hop filled head. Noticable hop aroma, although I am not sure which variety is used. Taste is typical American Pale Ale, hoppy and crisp, but with a subtle scotch ale influence. Slightly earthy, spicy taste, with a crisp finish. Subtle oak whisky taste is more noticable as the beer warms. A bit lit bodied, but very complex and very tasty. If you ever find yourself in the Tampa, FL look for the Dunedin beers.

StevieW, Aug 18, 2002
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Pipers Pale Ale from Dunedin Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.