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Will Power Pale Ale - Right Brain Brewery

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Will Power Pale AleWill Power Pale Ale

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 12-06-2008)
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Photo of Maitlma
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect head for a pale ale, properly poured. Smell herbaceous. Right brain always shows strong taste and always impresses. Hoppy start and with a lighter finish, cloudy color but not too much so. After taste is mildly bitter bit in a gentle lingering way. A little straw in the mouth like in a fresh field. A great drinking beer

Maitlma, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Kegatron, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of MrBIP
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

MrBIP, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Fargrow, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of LiberateTeExInferis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

LiberateTeExInferis, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of marcb105
4/5  rDev +9.6%

marcb105, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Jas45678
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Jas45678, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.25/5  rDev -11%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

MDDMD, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of jordand3
3/5  rDev -17.8%

jordand3, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of astronautjones
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

astronautjones, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
2/5  rDev -45.2%

DCdevyl78, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pull a can, pouring a brew of honey brown into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It holds a two and a half finger tall head of crisp and creamy eggshell colored bubbles. This retains well, leaving ridged and cratered sheets of lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active and even. The nose gives up notes of cleanly grassy and metallically vegetal, planty hops, chalky pale malts, gingersnap cookie sweetness, toasted sesame seeds, corny adjuncts, dried lavender, clove and black pepper spiciness, dried herbal twangs, candle waxiness, and freshly cut floral arrangement stems. Our first impression is that the flavoring is quite nice, with great bittering blend of the hops and the malts throughout the sip. The beginning opens with lemon peel bitters, fresh thyme and basil herbals, citric, soapy, and lightly piney hops, toasted pale and adjuncty grain, hints of freshly picked corn, dry ice, and sea salted toffee sugars. The middle comes to a peak with metallics of tin and brass, dried grassy hop buds, honey and white sugar sweetness, oily pine nut essence, gritty mustiness, and stale grain of English sours and pales. The end washes with cereal and pale grain, sunflower and lavender powders, celery and parsley vegetals, black pepper booziness, echoes of metallics and mineral, gravel, lemon rind bite, freshly cut green grassiness, resiny piney and citric hop oils, cardboard, salted popcorn, general toast of grain and breadiness, and gravel. The aftertaste breathes bitterly of grassy, citric, and piney hops, pale and lightly caramel grain, dried chalkiness, vanilla wafers, dried grassiness, freshly bailed hay, burnt candle wick, clovey and plastic phenols, sea glass, scotch tape adhesive, stale brown gravy, and corn flour. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip produces nice slurp and smack, with okay draw, glug, cream, or froth, with decently crisp finishing pop to the upper lip. The mouth is foamed, but quickly puckered, bittered, and astringently dried. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the most enjoyable aspect of this beer was its ease of drinkability. While the flavor and aroma were both in line with one another, and the style of the brew, it was ultimately the lightness of abv and simplicity of sip that kept us attracted to this guy. This is a standard but highly executed English pale, with just the right amount of bitterness and sourness aloud to shine through the malty and generously hopped flavoring. For our general sippin’ desires Right Brain, again, delivers, and although this isn’t a whale, they are able to insure reproducibility, predictability, and a down-right tasty beverage.

TheBrewo, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can a cloudy nectarine-orange color with two fingers of ivory colored head. Sheets of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of tangerine, light fruit and caramel malts.

Tasted of candied oranges and caramel malts. A light bitterness resonated with every sip.

Light-to-medium bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

An easy-drinking Pale from the folks at Right Brain.

Monkeyknife, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of DavidRandall
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

DavidRandall, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Update: From a tall boy can

This pours a glorious golden-tan with a creamy cap of cloud.

There’s a light touch of orange on the aroma, like a candied-citrus note. It’s delicate but present.
Taste lightly bitter, touch of citrus hops and a pleasing yet mellow hop bite. At the beer store where I picked this up the salesperson said this was their easy-going everyday beer and I can’t help but agree. All around well done.

On tap:
This is a pale ale with a golden clear color and a light layer of foam. I get a light grassy aroma followed by some maltiness finsihing it out. The flavor is grassy, hoppy bitterness up front followed by a sharp hop bite and some biscuit malt to round it out.

elNopalero, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of grimey68
4/5  rDev +9.6%

grimey68, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +9.6%

dmorgan310, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of RyanCFriedrich
4/5  rDev +9.6%

RyanCFriedrich, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with very well balanced hop and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, floral, grass, pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbontion and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice session pale ale! Nice balance and robustness of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can bought for $2.49 and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Has that sunset orange thing going on, with a bit of hop haze. Light sand color head floats on top, about a finger in height. Lacing is patchwork. Really a nice looking beer overall.

Smell: Quite a bit of citrus, actually... mostly orange/lemon. Quite sweet. Nice malt presence, as well as hops. Just the aroma alone makes WillPOW!er seem balanced.

Taste/feel: Definitely comes off as English. I'm not sure exactly what makes a pale ale "English", but this has that certain flavor I associate with it. Taste is almost identical to the smell, with a great balance of malt, slightly grassy hops, and a little blast of citrus. Aftertaste is citrus, malt, and a bit of bitterness. Not drying, and incredibly drinkable. This brew also has a nice body, perfect for the style, in my opinion.

Quite surprised that the rating is as "low" as it is on here. For a beer that's only 4.2% (says on the can), this has a pretty remarkably refreshing flavor. I'm glad to have randomly taken it off the shelf. As awesome as this is tasting right now, it'd be absolutely perfect in spring or summer.

Alextricity, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +9.6%

MSandahl23, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pale yellow with two fingers of egg shell head and leaves nice lacing after each drink.

S - Malty, lemon grass, piney, some citrus rind.

T - Malt forward followed by a nice hoppy punch and a drying bitter finish. Very drinkable.

O - Right Brain continues to impress for me. I'm happy they are pumping out cans now and I'd love to have more RBB brews. This is a very easy drinking PA. I will have this again.

andrewjraab, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of shamrock071521
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

shamrock071521, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a yellowish orange. a hazy look and a finger plus of an off white head that sticks around for a while

Smell: way to weak. but bready malts and some musty citrus.

Taste: very true to the english style. bready and slightly sweet malts. grassy hops, slight citrus

Mouthfeel: feels a little stronger than 4.9. a good lighter body and drinkability

Overall: a good tasty beer. true to style and pretty refreshing

SportsandJorts, Oct 08, 2013
Will Power Pale Ale from Right Brain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.