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Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
4.43/5  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.

TMoney2591, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

emerge077, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Gonzoillini, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.43/5  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.

mdaschaf, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -28.2%

brandoman63, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

scruffwhor, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Duff27, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -4.3%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

ROGUE16, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

enelson, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

smartassboiler, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -4.3%

egrace84, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Davepoolesque, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Sparky44, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

zonker17, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -4.3%

krome, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kmlund, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of AleWatcher
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light golden body with a 2 finger white head.

Lightly sweet malt touch with a decent Amarillo hop bite.
Honey touched golden bready malts with some nice citrusy hop notes.

Pretty light feeling body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall-- quite decent little pale ale. Nothin special, but I easily enjoyed a 23 oz draft. This seems to be the best beer here.

AleWatcher, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange, copper with a creamy white head and thick walled lacing.

S - Honeyed caramel, apricot, tangerine and orange marmalade.

T - Subdued compared to aroma. Honeyed caramel, orange marmalade and light apricot.

M - Light bodied and very creamy.

D - Very well balanced and goes down way too easy but I was expecting a little more hops. Not sure i would pay $9 again for a 22.

brewcrew76, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jgunther71, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

thinwhiteduke, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Canada_Dan, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

spointon, Aug 18, 2014
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Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.