Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +6%
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.
03-14-2013 14:44:45 | More by TMoney2591
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
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...
11-14-2012 22:19:06 | More by emerge077
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
3.9/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
01-17-2012 21:53:18 | More by AleWatcher
3.94/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
10-04-2013 23:30:02 | More by brewcrew76
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
01-08-2013 02:24:39 | More by kawilliams81
Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.