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Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep golden in color, made with light caramel malts, hopped with loads of Amarillo hops with a slight citrus flavor, then dry hopped for 4 days for a plentiful aroma.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2009)
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ititani

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-22-2013 23:57:38 | More by ititani
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mdaschaf

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4.43/5  rDev +6%

Had at Brickstone. The keg had kicked, but they were nice enough to open a bottle for me.

A: Pours a clear orange/golden color with a foamy white head on top with great retention and sticky lacing forming all the way down the glass.

S: Very fruity and tropical, plenty of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and guava. Very faint grainy malt, but the fruit aromas dominate.

T: Similar to the aroma, more grapefruit, pineapple, and tropical fruits. A little bit of grassy and a touch of pine to top it off.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Extremely easy drinking with very light bitterness.

O: Very happy to have gotten to try this beer, it was great. Truly a beer I would be thrilled to drink all the time and keep stocked in my fridge.

12-29-2012 00:15:19 | More by mdaschaf
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nicnut45

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +11%

Brickstone APA bomber served in a pint glass. No best by or bottled on date. I'm sure it's pretty fresh as the store owner said they had just got this in.

Appearance-dark honey colored, almost no head on the pour. Settles to a wispy laciness. She is very clear. No floaties and no chill haze to speak of.

Aroma- the aroma isn't very powerful. What is there is pleasent and very fresh smelling. I think maybe a bit more carbonation would push those scents out a bit more. If you've ever crushed fresh quality hops in your hand, then you have a pretty good idea what this beer smells like.

Taste-it's delicious. No flaws or off flavors to speak of. This bottle is extremely fresh as well. The bitterness is not cloying or powerful but pleasant and it stays with you just long enough. The malts blend nicely with the hops. I definitely didn't expect this beer to be as malty as she is but it's not a bad thing. The balance is strong on both sides. Although from the hops I would say the finer qualities of the hops are strong in this beer and not harsh bitterness.

Drink- I would say anything more then 2 bombers of this would be too much as this beer has such a big body to it. Not a knock on the beer because its wonderful to drink, but she is a bit heavy.

Overall- I was surprised by this beer. I would drink a lot more if it was available in six packs. I'm not going to keep spending 8.99 a bomber though. A lot of people compare this to Zombie dust. And to tell you the truth, I would have a hard time deciding which one to buy if they were both side by side. Zombie is a bit drier. But I like the smoother bitterness of this beer.
This is a very good beer and I may get it once in a while. If Brickstone wants my money consistently though, they need to put it in 6 packs and charge a more reasonable price.

03-02-2014 21:25:47 | More by nicnut45
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Bright orange with a thin skim and larger bubbles on the surface, nice saturated color, not much head unfortunately but it's minor in the scheme of things.

Big citrus aroma, some marmalade and light apricot fruitiness.

First sips are a little thin and light, malt comes through in a big way, though there's more orange rind and citrus notes in the flavor, just more subdued than the nose. A light level of hop bitterness, bready middle, dry finish. Light bodied and smooth, very sessionable, though ultimately not earth-shattering. Just a well put together, balanced APA. Zombie Dust is still the #1 APA in my eyes...

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Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.