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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

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-10-2013 00:43:50 | More by DarthKostrizer
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-11-2012 15:23:28 | More by OriolesFan1008
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HopHead84

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8/26/2011

On tap at Bootlegger's. 

A: Transparent yellow gold with a finger of white foam.

S: Grain, bread, and biscuit overpower the light citrus hop notes. Definitely a malt heavy aroma. Orange is a shadow.

T: Grainy malt with just a little sweetness. Bread is light. Hops impart tame orange notes and a low bitterness. This has much more malt than hop character, but it's not heavy or sweet. 

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer, just overly malty and a bit bland. 

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 14:48:26 | More by HopHead84
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-17-2012 19:35:53 | More by garyford
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-28-2013 18:32:53 | More by jenray
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kmk1503

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-16-2013 02:15:59 | More by kmk1503
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kbm

Arizona

3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle picked up from the brewery.

Pours cloudy dull copper. Huge sustained head with great lacing.

Smell is bready yeast with undertones of citrus.

Taste is more bread. Bready yeast with light hop and that citrus in the back ground. Another review (doubleJ) suggests a band-aid taste; I definitely taste it. Not particularily pleseant.

Mouth feel is decent.

All and all, this is my third beer from Bootlegger's and definitely my least favorite.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:07:35 | More by kbm
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Dark orange pour. Two fingers of creamy, fluffy foam retain pretty well. Sadly, no real lacing on the glass.

Lightly sweet, citric hop aroma. Promising, but the flavor unfortunately does not match up. It's got a quick citric hop burst (Sweetwater 420 and Terrapin Hopsecutioner come to mind) that quickly fades to sweetness. No real bitterness. A somewhat tinny, metallic flavor, too. Bready, especially grainy in the finish.

Medium-bodied. High carbonation. Tingly feel. Not really the easiest drinker. Some "off" flavors. Definitely has potential, though, and it still a decent pale ale. I hope to re-visit this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 03:53:50 | More by Gyle41386
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DoubleJ

California

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed with a chicken dinner, on to the beer:

Poured into an Imperial pint glass, this beer is a somewhat murky bronze color, solid bubbly head on top. The aroma is very clean with grassy hops. Moving on to the taste, it's a simple flavored pale ale. There's some key lime upfront, mixed in is phenolic (plastic band-aids) and subtle citrus flavors. The plastic taste also has the a waxy feel to it with a bit of carbonation in the mouth.

Middle of the road. This is a pale ale that might benefit from cask conditioning.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 03:32:45 | More by DoubleJ
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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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Azrael


3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-20-2013 06:00:27 | More by Azrael
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Lucnifter

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-24-2013 05:27:12 | More by Lucnifter
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tulip glass.

Pours medium gold with two fingers of foamy head. Some uneven lacing and good retention. Smells nice and hoppy, a good mix of citrus and pine, as well as some faint breadiness. Taste is a little lacking, some biscuity malt and watery orange citrus and lemon. Medium body and medium-high carbonation that somehow lacks crispness... kind of an artificial, Coke-like carb. Overall, this is pretty average; smells good but lacks any hop punch or much flavor at all on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 04:00:55 | More by pmarlowe
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Murrhey

Montana

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber at 149 Sports Bar in Orange, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Cloudy orange-yellow color, finger width white head. No lacing and minute long retention.

S- Light malts and citrusy notes. Some muted hops.

T- Sweet and light. Exceedingly drinkable and tasty.

M- Medium bodied, fizzy.

O- Average beer, but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 07:27:09 | More by Murrhey
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Philousa

California

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An opaque golden brown with thin delicate froth which attempts to cling to the glass but slides back into the drink. Lemony hops aroma doesn't punch you in the nose, yet is very distinct and obvious. Toasted white bread malt comes through in aroma as well. Light citrus hops hit first in taste as well, but the malt comes through much better. Oak and buttered biscuit balance the oily hops bitterness well. The light malt comes across nutty, but a bit thin, which is a good compliment to the mild hops bitterness that remains. Feel is a bit watery, but acidity and a bit of overactive carbonation in the drink give it some volume.

Being in Southern California with the fam for the holidays, I had to try something local I can't find in the Bay Area. I wasn't disappointed with this offering from Bootleggers. Coincidentally, the brewery is only a couple towns away from where I grew up. Good to know they're putting out quality craft beer in the old stomping grounds (besides The Bruery, of course). I liked this beer overall, but it did come across as thin, lacking in some way. It could have been rounded out, as the taste and aroma seemed to favor towards the lighter end of the spectrum. Maybe some more robust malt, I don't know. I really enjoyed the hop characteristics though, and look forward to trying other brews from Bootlegger's.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 20:54:58 | More by Philousa
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beagle75

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a 0.5-liter mug.

A: Clear, light orange-amber color with less than one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant grainy toast, faint honey, and bright yet muted citrus characterized by lemon and lime zest.

T: Begins dry, with flavors of pale and pilsner malt. Hop aromatics are bright and grassy, accentuated by escalating moderate acidity. Husky toasted grain persists into the middle, where acidity peaks early and bitterness is first detected. The finish has a particular pilsner quality, clean and herbaceous, with restrained bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, fairly wet on the palate and refreshing when cold, with moderate carbonation.

D: A golden ale featuring pilsner qualities, this beer is flavorful but also slightly fatiguing. Palomino deviates from the English pale ale model considerably, and the hops profile even steers clear of West Coast territory. It distinguishes itself as a useful cross-over for lager drinkers, presenting familiar flavors in greater intensity than the average pale lager can muster. It also reminds of a California common; at any rate this is beer that the uninitiated will immediately recognize as beer.

Serving type: growler

01-31-2011 05:50:58 | More by beagle75
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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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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-19-2013 20:17:17 | More by RMoeNay
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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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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-25-2014 00:55:21 | More by oline73
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Bigtwin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2013 12:18:36 | More by Bigtwin
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Conner

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2013 08:00:08 | More by Conner
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Lucasperea

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2012 21:13:27 | More by Lucasperea
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Palomino American Pale Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.