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Cardinal Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Cardinal Pale AleCardinal Pale Ale

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pale Ale is deep golden in color and characterized by a floral/citrus-like aroma, with medium maltiness and low bitterness.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009)
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-29-2014 23:05:11 | More by mjstacker
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-29-2014 04:04:45 | More by DaftPatrick
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +6%

On tap at Nicky's BBQ and bar da the Bronx, NY, a ways back and reviewed from notes.

Pours clear, on the lighter side of almond amber.

Minor off white head, leaves nice looking fine and high lacing.

Grainy hop nose

Pleasantly hopped up and tasty pale. Hops are fresh, resiny and well represented in the mix.

Worth giving this on a try if you see it available in your area.

09-22-2012 14:48:51 | More by Billolick
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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, brownish-gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: piney hops

Taste: big time citrus with orange and lemon taking center stage, some pale malt.

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness and dryness towards the end, dryness at the end, medium-light bodied with moderate-high carbonation

Overall: An excellent good citrusy pale ale. The nose gives no indication of how juicy this pale ale is. One of the better tasting domestic pale ales. Would certainly get a six pack.

05-04-2014 16:23:02 | More by tigg924
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-25-2014 02:21:05 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Clear gold with decent off-white head that then mostly dissipates.

Smell: Caramel and citrus.

Taste: Sweet caramel core with some toastiness. There are some citrus and spicy notes as well, especially on the finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, semi-dry finish.

Overall: Textbook Pale Ale. Nothing fancy but can sometimes hit the spot.

08-01-2014 22:35:45 | More by bsp77
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-05-2012 01:30:06 | More by mjtiernan
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2014 02:31:43 | More by sgttibbs
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-08-2012 00:08:12 | More by RDW
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2.78/5  rDev -24.5%

On-tap at Nebraska Brewing Company. December 26th, 2011.

A: The beer poured a dark amber color, different than many pales, but reminiscent of Mirror Pond. There was a nice white head of foam that retained it's form throughout and left decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: There was a very bitter, almost burnt aroma of malt and hops.

T: Not impressed, much more bitter than expected. Strong malt profile with a faint hint of hops. Almost reminded me of a cross between an ESB and an Amber.

M: Pretty light mouthfeel. As bitter as the beer was, it didn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

O: This was a pretty weak offering from Nebraska Brewing. This could be partly due to me being from the Pacific Northwest where I've had much better.

12-27-2011 04:18:41 | More by distantmantra
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-01-2014 18:50:12 | More by let8it8grow
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2012 12:59:35 | More by avisong
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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Faint husky graininess & a little citrus

T: Herbal & piney hops mix with a little breadyness, a touch of orange peel up front. Dryness, slight biscuitty malt & a little aspirin, pears & grapefruit, plus woody bitterness as this warms. Finishes crisp, bready with a little bit of pear fruitttyness & a little grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation; pretty good balance

Drinks easy, not bad for the style, but not one I would buy again

06-10-2014 03:29:58 | More by russpowell
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-10-2014 01:43:52 | More by sonofliberty2
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-20-2014 14:23:03 | More by CrummyLuke
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2014 01:42:43 | More by waddellc2
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a touch of malts as well. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some citrus, just a bit of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

05-22-2014 12:20:48 | More by tone77
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-27-2014 03:32:17 | More by Chilly_E
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

06-16-2014 00:05:46 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2014 00:42:20 | More by Sconi_tom
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a clear golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and floral hops.

Tastes of the citrus hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with grapefruit notes along with some pine, but not quite as hoppy as it smells. Malts come through next and add a little caramel sweetness along with toasted bread. Finishes fairly with a touch of earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid pale, but could use a little more oomph.

05-17-2014 02:50:49 | More by ocelot2500
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2014 01:12:11 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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New York

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has no signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that never completely faded away.
S: Very strong aromas of lemon and grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little maltier compared to the smell but is also packed with lots of citrusy flavors.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate with a bit of smoothness and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a great aroma and taste and is also very easy to drink.

05-25-2012 22:51:56 | More by metter98
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Cardinal Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.