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Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2009

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Headquarters, served in a footed tulip glass. Had this before at Fountainhead, and wasn't compelled to review. Seeing as this won GABF gold recently, had to try again and reassess.

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...

Photo of TMoney2591
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

Lot o' fanfare surrounding this brew...not sure if I should gird myself for disappointment for rapture. Maybe both, hoping the two will cancel out... Anyway, this stuff pours an ever-so-slightly-hazy sunrise golden-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises bright grapefruit zest, light white grape, light peach, light pineapple, soft pine needle, light honey, a hint of sweet biscuit, and a twist of lemon. The fruit potpourri is intoxicating enough on its own... The taste brings in more of the same, with the pine taking a slightly stronger leadership position vis-a-vis the fruit salad, but not by very much. Still plenty of tropical fruit accents, a UNGA meeting of citrus and whatnot. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a damn fine pale ale, something I may have to grab more of in the near future to show people that more, indeed, exists beyond Daisy Cutter and Zombie Dust. Get some.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.