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Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 8
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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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 64 oz Brickstone growler into a Jester King pint. Thanks mom & dad!

A- pours a dark caramel with a 1 finger off-white head. Small bubbles of lacing linger on the glass.

S- nice caramel, big citrus aromas, some spice and pine in there as well.

T- nice caramel, biscuit, some spice almost rye like?, some citrus but more pine from the hops than citrus.

M- medium body and carbonation. Big malt body, slick and smooth.

O- #1 Pale at GABF 2012. Not better than ZD in my book but not far behind either. ZD has more citrus flavor. Opened growler after about 48 hours and not a very crisp feel, but not sure if this is from that or just how this beer is.

Serving type: growler

01-08-2013 02:24:39 | More by kawilliams81
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Smell - The citrus in the aroma is very apparent. I detect fresh oranges, resiny hops, and a certain measure of Earthiness.

Taste - On the initial taste, I detect grassy grapefruit, lemon, pepper, and orange rind. It is a bright example of the style, and is mellow enough to be a pale ale. The aftertaste is resiny, with the hops growing progressively more bitter and perhaps dry.

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Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.