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Dead Arm Pale Ale - COAST Brewing Company

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Dead Arm Pale AleDead Arm Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
93
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Highly hopped, lighter body. Ya know, West Coast Bro.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 02-27-2012)
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-14-2014 04:27:35 | More by nickfl
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-08-2013 11:55:02 | More by Kegatron
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. A great pale ale- almost perfectly balanced. Nicely hoppy, slightly sweey and juicy, very smooth- moreish. Just delicious all around. This is one of those beers whose quality sneaks up on you- I really wish I had bought multiple bottles. Another fine piece of work from COAST.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 03:26:01 | More by Georgiabeer
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-29-2012 15:45:56 | More by sendbeer
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy, almost milky consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma of hops and lots of citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (a moderate amount), a bit of malt (not too much), and citrus (grapefruit, orange). Tastes more like an IPA than an APA, but this isn't a bad thing. Sweet, fruity, and very tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: As usual, COAST puts out a well made, easy to drink beer. Drinkable.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2012 12:02:29 | More by avalon07
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Small head. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Great citrus hop aroma. Aggressive hop bomb aroma. Just a bit of malt.

Taste - Aggressive hop flavor up front. Citrusy. Simple. But nice. Grain in the middle, but it's weak by comparison. The hop flavor builds and gets very strong in the finish. Bitter and extremely hoppy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Way too hoppy in the finish. Not necessarily over bitter, but the hop flavor gets very sharp.

Overall - Great up front but too strong in the back. I seldom wish a beer to be better balanced, but I wish this were.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 15:23:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2012! Poured by The Boy King himself! Served from cask into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured a pale yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, earth, and a nice floral note. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, citrus, earth, floral, and earthy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like how there was a nice floral note going on in this one to add some complexity and pleasantness to the overall brew. The citrus was also a very nice touch, but I just wish there would have been a little more to make this brew explode on the palate. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and hope that COAST starts doing this one regularly in the future for others to enjoy.

Serving type: cask

02-29-2012 18:31:49 | More by thagr81us
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-15-2013 20:12:30 | More by Cynic-ale
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of Modernartblues, poured into a Duvel tulip. Thanks, Eli!

A: Clear pale amber body with a finger of delicate white foam and lace to match. Ok.

S: Moderate fruity hops, with peach, apricot, and orange standing out; very light, toasty malt. Quite nice.

T: Very agressive, almost tart citrus hoppiness. Lots of orange, apricot, and grapefruit. A shadow of caramel malt flickers across in front of a bitter, hoppy, intense finish. Excellent.

M: Smooth medium body with moderately creamy, swelling carbonation. Good.

O: Yet another enjoyable brew from COAST. I think I prefer the 32/50 for its pure refreshment, but the citrus fruitiness on display here was really something. Worth seeking out.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 02:07:20 | More by woosterbill
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-22-2013 01:02:26 | More by Axnjxn
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2012 01:35:39 | More by eawolff99
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-29-2012 00:29:59 | More by Hanzo
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jsanford

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2012. I believe this was a Simcoe-heavy Pale Ale that came out of the tanks just days prior to the festival. Cask.

Poured a clear gold with a soapy white head that leaves spotty lacing. Typically pretty COAST brew. Simcoe-heavy aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, and some crisp light malt. Taste is similar to the nose, super-fresh and drinkable, with more Simcoe-esque flavors of grapefruit and light malt. Not sure how this differs from the Simcoe Pale released last year, but both are damn tasty. Medium-bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel and solid carbonation. Another great COAST Pale Ale, unpretentious and exactly what it should be!

Serving type: cask

02-27-2012 17:35:14 | More by jsanford
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2012 01:15:18 | More by buckyp
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-20-2012 01:12:05 | More by ADTaber
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into taster at the brewery.
Looks much lighter than most APAs...golden hay color. Smells of fresh piney hops, way more hopy than most APAs...
Taste is of citrusy, piney, and almost sweet flavors. Taste more of an IPA...
This is a beer that cant find a home in the APA community...it looks like a pilsner, smells like an DIPA, and tastes like an IPA. While all is good, it just needs to find a home.
Besides its wanderlust...its full of flavor, yet very mild and refreshing. One of my favorites from COAST.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 00:48:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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wedge

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOTTLED ON: 06 17 14

Foggy gold color with a white head that settles as a cap of soapy bubbles. Fresh, light hoppy aromas: grassy, light citrus, and peppery melons with some sweet grain here and there not unlike hot wort. Hoppy flavor as well, tasting green and fresh with grapefruit, apricot, tea, and a dark green pine note that suggests Simcoe. Super crisp and dry with a solid bitterness. Nothing incredible, but very solid and well-made. Hoppy without straying too close to IPA territory.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 18:03:24 | More by wedge
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-09-2013 06:00:53 | More by st9647v3
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-14-2014 03:34:06 | More by Lovely85
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2013 21:45:54 | More by DaPan
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Ryan011235

Ohio

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

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 8/5/12

Bottled 07 03 12

Much appreciation to PDXHops; thanks Jeff!

This is a light, bright colored golden yellow with some haziness. White, fluffy head hits about 3/4th inch before dropping to a decent, soapy layer. Good, sporadic lace overall.

The aroma is as bright as the the color of the beer, ripe with juicy tropical citrus - pineapple, mango, tangerine with hints of grapefruit and maybe a dash of lemon. Sweet cracker malt backdrop. This smells great.

The flavor takes on something of an herbal, grassy notion; though a bit of a surprise, it tastes fine and blends well with an integrated tropical blend. Decent hop kick with a mild bitterness. The malt bill is clean; notes of cracker and biscuit dust. Overall, very simple and very tasty.

The feel is lofty and breezy; light-bodied with appropriately moving carbonation - a soft rolling of bubbles. The finish has a touch of fine grittiness and lingering hop residuals.

This is incredibly easy to drink. I've been enjoying immensely the recent crop of APAs that are basically an IPA light. COAST has always impressed me with their hoppy beers, so it's no surprise that this is any different. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 02:15:26 | More by Ryan011235
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-09-2013 08:01:35 | More by RoryOMoore
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2014 05:41:12 | More by Kurmaraja
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a yellow straw color (slightly gold) with nearly a finger of near white head. Retention is ok, after about 5 minutes it is patchy and thin. Lacing is actually pretty good.

S - Lots of citrusy and slightly grassy hop notes. Some resin and light sweet caramel malts as well.

T - Lots of light citrusy delicous refreshing flavor followed by a slightly resinous hoppy dry bitterness. Citrus (lemon and orange rinds, grapefruit) and light pepper follow and transition into a nice light malty sweetness. aftertaste is dry and resinous/citrusy. Very good.

M - Lightish bodied for sure, decent carbonation, and great brisk bitterness make this a very very drinkable, great tasting, dynamic brew.

O - See Mouthfeel. Really nice refreshing flavorful bitter brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:38:45 | More by MacQ32
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy light gold. Big fluffy white head leaving excellent retention and some clumps of lacing.

Lots of dank resiny hops with some floral and citrus notes as well. A bit of a bready malt profile, but mostly hops.

Lots of bright citrus up front. The dank piney hops comes through more in the finish. A little bit of bready malt, but this one is decidedly west coast style.

A medium body with a touch of creaminess. A bit high on carbonation, but with the lighter profile it'll do.

Wonderfully easy drinking beer. Very much enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 13:48:15 | More by jmarsh123
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Dead Arm Pale Ale from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.