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Palomino American Pale Ale - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Palomino American Pale AlePalomino American Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbONE on 08-20-2008)
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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tlazaroff:
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

Nice fresh fruits on the nose with mango and tangerine being fairly prominent. Bread on the finish with some lingering sweetness.

Beautiful orange clear color on this one with a slightly off-white head. Some lacing, but nothing too significant, and lots of carbonation seen swimming to the surface of this liquid gold glass of deliciousness.

Interesting how the taste contrasts the aromas. I get lemon, light unripened juice oranges, slight slight papaya. Its just a tad astringent with loads of carbonation and a light body. Its a tad alarming only because its so different than what the aroma leads it out to be.

09-27-2012 16:12:32 | More by tlazaroff
More User Reviews:
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-26-2013 00:03:20 | More by warnerry
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-26-2011 06:08:10 | More by GarrettB714
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-19-2014 12:00:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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girllovesbier

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-27-2011 09:08:49 | More by girllovesbier
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-11-2013 07:48:23 | More by ste5venla
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-03-2013 21:00:59 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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KenC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-18-2012 02:41:13 | More by KenC
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-02-2014 21:52:38 | More by fthegiants
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2012 04:57:52 | More by fiedler84
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Served from tap into a sampler mason jar at the brewery. Poured yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt and citrus/bitter hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice pale ale. It was nicely balanced in the flavor. The aroma on this one was just decent though. I enjoyed this one and would drink it again.

01-10-2011 13:27:41 | More by thagr81us
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WestValleyIPA

California

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured into my Zatec fluted glass. Got about a finger of white, quickly dissipating head. A vaguely cloudy golden hue. Head retention is basically non-existent. Smells like lemon rind and a bit of floral spiciness. Tastes pretty similar to its scent. Definitely getting that lemon zest and a nice lingering citrus overall. Not very bitter at all, and it suits the beer well. Very drinkable. Could go through a couple of 22's of this over an afternoon. A notch above SNPA in my opinion.

08-15-2010 23:10:56 | More by WestValleyIPA
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-07-2012 14:54:17 | More by rhino54
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jonbonfon

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-05-2013 20:50:53 | More by jonbonfon
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g_jenkins

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-28-2012 03:47:42 | More by g_jenkins
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-19-2013 20:17:17 | More by RMoeNay
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-28-2013 01:07:09 | More by jaydoc
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Westyn

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-31-2014 16:08:47 | More by Westyn
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

bright golden amber color with crystal clear clarity came out of the bottle. Lots of visible carbonation was apparent throughtout the session with chains of bubbes rippling up through the glass

light with hints of light citrus, lemon mostly mixed in on top of a cereal grain filled base. Lots of whaeat and light earthy aromas blending in, but as it warmed a light hop presenced was dulled out way in the back, the aroma overall though was far too light to be really a knockout in any way. A nice light, crisp, and clean flavor was then produced. It was a classic light pale ale flavor, clean with a light wheat base, some light floral, citrus notes spprinkled through, orange, light lemon grass, especially in the finish.

11-21-2011 02:54:20 | More by mikesgroove
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Jree261

California

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance-Golden yellow to straw with an eggshell foam.

Smell-Light berries and cut grass. Some citrus secondary.

Taste-Scorch takes the place of the fruit on the front and green vegetables with barbecue on the back end.

Mouthfeel-Light-Mid body, medium length on the finish.

Overall-This beer looks and smells fantastic. I wish the berry aromas had stuck around for the flavor. It was a little heavy handed on that barbecue/charcoal. I also wish the finish had lingered longer. Loved the nose though.

03-26-2014 00:12:58 | More by Jree261
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-02-2013 03:35:49 | More by st9647v3
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-06-2012 02:18:40 | More by javiernano
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vacax

California

3.93/5  rDev +4%

Pours a dark golden with a nuance of orange. Generous head around two fingers, high retention for a thick long lasting white head with some thick strands of lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of fruity hops, not an intense aroma, but quite a nice one with pear, mango, peach, and grapefruit. I dig the nose, though I would like it a bit more powerful.

The flavor is equally clean and fruity, with the hop character dominating. I like how "American Pale Ale" is right on the bottle, and it delivers in highlighting the hops instead of malts. Tastes quite floral with peach, pine, and pear as well. Good flavors, though the overall taste profile is not as intense as I want a 5.5% beer to be. The flavors are there, but I want more of them. The bitterness and oils of the hops are highlighted in the flavor, but it is very approachable for such a beer. Great starter beer for a fledgling hophead. The carbonation is medium to high, but natural and creamy, which is usually good, but the body comes off as a bit light. The tap version is better with a more prickly carbonation, which improves this.

The flavors here are really good, I wish it was stronger, but this is a tasty beer. As it is, it is very very drinkable. When this gets ran through the Hopinator with whole leaf hops... the extra rush of hops makes it quite sublime! Recommended for a crisp, hoppy, easy every day beer. I got a case at the brewery to enjoy because fresh local beer is simply the best.

02-03-2010 05:27:40 | More by vacax
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured on-tap into reidel beer glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1/2 inch white head. Good retention and lacing.
S: Fresh pine and citrus hops...pleasantly strong but not overpowering.
T: Follows aroma...which is a good thing. Fresh and strong pine, citrus, and floral hops. Reminiscent of a toned-down Furious.
M: Light body. Smooth and slightly oily feel. Moderate hop bite with a mildly dry finish.
D: Highly drinkable and sessionable brew. Refreshing and not overly hopped. A solid offering.

02-11-2013 03:14:16 | More by mwilbur
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BeerCigar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-24-2012 23:14:41 | More by BeerCigar
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Palomino American Pale Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
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