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Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale - COAST Brewing Company

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Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Classic American Pale but also brewed with Munich, Wheat and Rye Malts for a smooth body and a bit of spiciness. Only Cascade hops were used throughout, from the boil to dry-hopping. Highly Hopped!

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-16-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to the guys at The Community Tap for procuring this growler for me while I was out in Cali. Served from growler into a Stone nonic. Poured orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon zest, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus/bitter hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very good brew. It had a very nice flavor and aroma profile going on here for an East Coast Pale Ale. I really enjoyed the bitter bite of hops on the end to break up some of the acidic flavors from all the citrus. This one was quite the easy drinker and should be for any hop-heads out there. A must try!

Photo of md655321
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The usual hazy orange that COAST has. Wonderfully unfiltered with a bright white, frothy head.

S: Cascade hops. Citrusy.

T: Absolutely wonderful. The best pale ale I've had, beside the not quite a pale ale Alpha King. Lingering bitterness. A TON of hops for a pale ale. A bit of grassiness, another standard from COAST.

M: Carbonated like its a beer. A bit of hop oil slickness.

D: Would love to have this canned for going to the beach.

Overall: One of my favorites from COAST. A lot like HopArt, just a bit less juicy and much less alcohol. A perfect spring/summer beer. Although its a winter seasonal.

Photo of jsanford
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler filled fresh at the source, poured into my COAST pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark copper with a beautiful head of fluffy white foam. Retention is amazing and lots of soapy lacing clings to the glass.
S - Plenty of fresh, pungent hop aromas to go around. Orange peel, grapefruit, and fresh-cut grass with a nice caramel malt backbone.
T - Full-on Cascade flavors of grapefruit and pine resin balanced wonderfully by the slightly sweet malt. Very fresh and clean flavor profile.
M - Slightly lighter then medium-bodied, with wonderfully crisp carbonation.
D - Great drinkability, this is exactly what I'm looking in a Pale Ale.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic, simply amazing beer. That being said on with a review. Fresh growler arrived at my house and enjoyed while hanging out during the night. Poured into a 20oz stone pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/18/2010.

The pour was brilliant, sharp amber color with a nice bit of haze to it and a tight cap of white foam on the top that reached a height of damn near two inches. Settling slowly, but surely we are left with tons of side glass lacing that sticks to the glass for what seems like forever, nearly totally obscuring it from view. Sharp, biting citrus hops great you as you take the first sip. Amazing how fresh this comes off with loads of grapefruit and orange notes. Balance comes to the force as it warms with the tender caress of light buttery malts and thin bready nuances but never losing that crispness, that clean, hoppy flavor. I could not get enough of this. When I think pale ale, this is what it should taste like. Light, clean, crisp, but with a deep profile that befuddles the mind. A complexity that should not be present, but yet is there. Wow.

One of the best pales I have ever had. It is simply just done right.

Photo of scottyshades
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a transparent not-so-pale caramel color with a nice fluffy cap. Retention is pretty good

S: Classic cascade; tons of citrus, fresh squeezed orange juice, light tropical fruit. Light backing if cracker like malts. Awesome

T: Kind of lacking complexity, but still delicious. Lots of citrus and orange juice, bread, and bubblegum? out of nowhere. Amazingly fresh and semi-bitter

MF/D: A little lighter than I expected and prefer, but really delicious and easily drinkable. Great tailgate beer or drink-outside beer

Thanks Greenville Beer Exchange for this cheap an delicious growler fill

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3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Piney Grove Greens poured into a pint glass

Golden body, a slight distortion when looking through it but not much, a nice sized white head rests on top. Citrusy aroma with a nice malty undertone. Nice citrusy hop flavor with a formidable carmel/bready backbone. Finishes on the bitter side. The hops stand out but this is nicely balanced. Easy drinking for sure. I don't know if it's because I've had a lot of DIPA's lately or what but this one goes down real easy. A nice brew from COAST for sure.

After finishing the growler this one got tiring real fast. I don't know what it was but it didn't make me want to come back for more.

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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange...Copper color with good head and lacing... the Cascade hops really shine through here.. lingering taste of the hops well afterwards..could drink this all night long as I killed the growler trying to overcome the flu..seems like the perfect medicine. Another great COAST brew.

Photo of CManuel
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very pretty hazy orange. Smells of some citrus and pine. Really nice nose on this one, although its a bit faint. Lots of citrus and pine here. Some orange peel character. Incredibly drinkable. Call me crazy but almost reminds me of heady-lite. This is easily one of the best pale ales I've had in a while! Cheers.

Photo of zac16125
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, into a pint glass

A: bright golden orange, very hazy, small head, barely any lacing

S: spicy, floral, pine. Really nice but fairly mild.

T: lots of piney bitterness, citrus rind, floral hops, oranges. Tons of flavor. Awesome.

M/D: full body, carbonation on heavy side, good drinkability

O: Really great American pale. One of the best I've had really. Huge flavors for the style. Highly recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to FutureCowboy for bringing this growler to the Sexual Chocolate release for me. Served in a tulip.

Pour brings forward a nice orange-copper brew with a large white head that leaves behind loads of lacing. Good retention as well. The nose is a bit tame with some semi-sweet, bready malt in the background along with some citrus and rind up front. The taste drastically improves on the nose with the Cascade really coming through. Good orange and grapefruit with a bit of resin. Finish is dry and bitter on a light-to-medium-bodied beer. Drinks really quite well and I enjoyed this growler throughout the day last Saturday. Thanks again!

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a liter of this on tap at Closed for Business on King Street in Charleston.

A - Amber with bright golden highlights with a bountiful white head.

S - Floral, sweet, faint bitterness.

T - Nice resiny pine with a citrusy bite, but nothing too overpowering. Citrus, resin, and pine all combine with the right touch of sweetness. Really subtle and fantastic.

M - Medium bodied, fresh, crisp, clean, delicious.

Notes - Another stunner from COAST.

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4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler fill from the Charleston Beer Exchange, poured into a pint glass (a beer this good deserves better glassware, but choices at my folks' house are limited).

Pours a glowing hazy caramel/gold with a frothy 2-finger white head that leaves plentiful rings of lacing.

HUGE fresh piny aromas with a squeeze of grapefruit juice- this stuff smells great! I'm guessing plentiful dry-hopping was involved. Tastes every bit as good as it smells. Crisp, crackly malts enhance the spiciness of the pine, and the minimal sweetness accentuates the tart grapefruit. Dries out to a sticky finish, but is not at all heavy. The hop resins stick to the palate, begging you to take another sip (an easy sell). Kudos to COAST for cramming so much hop character into such a quaffable brew.

Overall impression: Outstanding pale ale- highly recommended.

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly hazy orange in color with a 2" head that lasted a while. Moderate lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

Smell: loads of citrus and caramel are easy to detect with some floral bitterness in the background.

Taste: caramel, bread, orange, hint of grapefruit, and a moderate bitterness create a refreshing pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: very easy to drink this beer. I was able to enjoy a few in one session and the last one tasted as good as the first.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dug this one outta my notes.

A. Unfiltered, as COAST is wont to be lately, hazy-dingy yellow with a spotty, fast dying white head. Coast makes some ugly-dog beers, it's true...

S. If you know Cascade, then you'll welcome this like an old friend. Basic and friendly, not terribly aromatic, earthy. The fresher the better on these guys, there is something magic about drinking COAST beer a week outta the bright tank...

T. Gently interesting, but doesn't lend itself to much prose. Not as intensely flavored as latter Coast beers (Carnie Fire, et al), still a medium amount of hop citrus and easy-drinkin' simplistic malt here. Sweet / hoppy balance works well, tilted towards the hops. A session beer? Yeah sure, why not.

M / D. Slightly crisp, easy enough, hoppy bitter clean finish. Not bad.

A little more basic than I'd like, but you could do lots worse. A good single-hop beer, but I'm going for a little more complexity these days. A fine local choice for a sessioner in the brutal Charleston summer, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of FutureCowboy
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this beer on a few occasions already, but finally sitting down with a fresh growler to review it. First pour from a same-day growler fill poured into a chilled COAST imperial pint glass.

A: This is a really pretty beer, pours a hazy bright orange with a nice one-finger stark white head. Very clean & bright. As the head falls in the middle it leaves a dense lacing in its path.

S: Has a lot to do with the freshness of getting this @ CBX i'm sure, but the aroma is SO floral, piney, grapefruity, everything you could ask for in a Cascade beer. It's like cracking open a package of hops.

T: Everything was given away in the aroma, same story here. Very full Cascade taste - pine/grapefruit all the way. Great bitter undercurrent. Hops don't totally overwhelm the relatively low ABV, but this is a total Cascade vehicle.

M: Very, very refreshing. Might tend even a little toward the thin side, but this isn't some monster DIPA (I have to keep reminding myself). Not too much resin either.

D: SO DRINKABLE. 'Nuff said.

Hope COAST keeps this in the regular seasonal rotation. Great alternative to HopArt, which I love, but order a whole lot.

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Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.