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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

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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drjman


4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-30-2012 15:22:39 | More by drjman
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Rudy

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-23-2012 04:03:51 | More by Rudy
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-07-2014 02:23:15 | More by lupercmda
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2013 02:08:02 | More by Bnoise11
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pdmoore714

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-19-2014 03:04:52 | More by pdmoore714
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind come good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and with some citrus hops with some grapefruit. There is just a touch of bread as well.

T - Starts off with some honey and sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and mild bitterness. Through the middle, a bit more hop flavor and bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malts with a touch of bread and some citrus hops and lemon.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice session pale ale. Good hop malt balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 04:46:35 | More by ngeunit1
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arizcards

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-16-2014 03:55:48 | More by arizcards
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-24-2012 02:54:37 | More by t0rin0
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OscarO67

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-07-2014 16:50:36 | More by OscarO67
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DovaliHops

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orangish color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is quite inviting. Lovely citrus hop aroma with a nice little malt backbone, but not too much malt. The aroma remains being hop heavy without scaring away any pale ale lovers and IPA haters. Taste is a little more mellow and malt forward. At first, you get great citrus hop flavor. Bright and refreshing. There is a nice caramel malt flavor on the back of the tongue. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a sticky, yet crisp finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a great California pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 08:10:36 | More by DovaliHops
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Mister_Joshy

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-29-2012 06:53:11 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-09-2012 19:55:10 | More by Popp24
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dbONE

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint producing a nice with head with moderate lacing. The american hops used produce a nice subtle citrusy aroma that are right in time with the heavy barley kick. The dark pale color is deciving, you come across a unique bready flavor that is clean on the palette. The mouthfeel is there with the barley and dry hopping a pale rounds the balance. The hops work together and you find it having a crisp clean finish with hints of grass and citrus. A unique take on the APA, a surprisingly good beer that is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 15:47:21 | More by dbONE
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hophead1901

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Palamino Pale Ale, much like the rest of Bootlegger's beers are above average. Granted that they have only been around for a couple of years, so it might take some time before they really start putting out some exceptional beer. However, I do enjoy them. Palamino is slightly bitter and it isn't too heavy which makes it ideal for a beer that you can drink throughout a night. Although I don't believe they note the IBUs on the label, if I had to guess I would place it around 50. All around a pleasant pale ale that I would drink on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2011 20:47:39 | More by hophead1901
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vacax

California

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 05:27:40 | More by vacax
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Jree261

California

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Hollingshead. I mentioned it tasted almost exactly like Steelhead's Extra Pale, and Kenny agreed.

Pours a nice golden yellow, bit of an orange hue. Smells like light hops and a bit of citrus. Taste is very balanced, crisp and refreshing citrus, not to bitter, but with some pine/grapefruit. Good clean finish.

Liked it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 00:36:25 | More by Overlord
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1318th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
12oz

@Yardhouse Chino Hills

Draft to Pint
12oz

@Yardhouse

App- A little darker than Apple juice. Poured with only a 1/2 finger of white head. Solid cling on this one. Good drink lines as it slid down the glass.

Smell- A little bit of caramel sweet with the malts coming out more. Also had a damp citrus orangey/tangarine

Taste- A bit of a small malty caramel. Only a slight citrus. As warms, a bit more earthy in flavor with a touch of bitter on the finish.

Mouth- A light medium body. A tad on the thin side but thats okay. A fuller medium carbonation. Residual malts and a touch of bitter.

Drink- A pretty good pale ale. One of the first beers I had from Bootleggers along time ago, just never reviewed it. Would have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 15:54:34 | More by FosterJM
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Body is a hazy orange that looks fantastic; head is a little thin but I rate this highly anyway just for the color.

On first whiff I get strong floral notes and honey, quickly moves into hoppy citrus, mostly orange but also some peach and maybe grapefruit. Has a mild bready malt character too. Smells great but not aggressively hoppy.

Flavor opens with sweet citrus, oranges but not particularly bitter, fades into sweet flowers and some maltiness, I think I even get some banana in this. Not super hoppy, not overly malty either, this is a well balanced pale ale. I like this a lot actually.

Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and very good carbonation, between that and the really balanced flavor drinkability is great.

This is a very nice and well balanced pale ale with quite a lot going on in the flavor for such a light beer. Great session beer.

7.6/10

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 19:47:26 | More by AlexFields
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-05-2013 20:50:53 | More by jonbonfon
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2013 16:05:55 | More by Beerbuddy21
Palomino American Pale Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
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