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Pale Ale - BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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92
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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-20-2013 00:26:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.2%

01-29-2013 04:44:27 | More by brandoman63
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mdaschaf

Washington

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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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-06-2013 19:33:44 | More by scruffwhor
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-10-2013 23:03:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2013 22:17:56 | More by Duff27
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-22-2011 05:26:49 | More by barnzy78
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

10-09-2012 09:57:22 | More by ROGUE16
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-22-2013 15:07:34 | More by enelson
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-19-2014 23:30:57 | More by smartassboiler
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

08-26-2013 16:23:28 | More by DarthKostrizer
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-11-2014 00:36:43 | More by egrace84
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-15-2014 16:47:55 | More by Sparky44
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-08-2014 19:17:23 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-10-2014 16:33:14 | More by Kmlund
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-18-2012 18:41:41 | More by zonker17
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 21:49:57 | More by krome
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AleWatcher

Illinois

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
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

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
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-27-2014 02:49:54 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 21:52:10 | More by jgunther71
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kawilliams81

Illinois

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
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spointon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-18-2014 21:02:26 | More by spointon
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Pale Ale from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.