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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wedge Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-21-2008)
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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Wedge Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuit and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of malts along with hints of fruity yeast. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted a little more to me like an English Pale Ale because it was maltier compared American Pale Ales.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention.

The taste and aroma were characterized by clean pale malts and vibrant citric hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty pale ale. Very drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Wedge tasting room in a shaker pint. A hazy amber with thin white head and a ring of delicate lace. Smell: sparse with pale malt sweetness, mild pineapple and melon. Leafy and a little odd grainy+veggie (I see there's a little rye, might have been from that). Taste: lemon, light tea, leafy, spicy, balance through pale and a little crystal. Prickly carbonation that thins out at the finish leaving spicy and citric flavors. Nice session beer, cleaner than their IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From the tap at the Wedge Brewery itself, into a pitcher, then into a glass (briefly), then down the hatch.

A. What a pale ale should be: pale golden, nearly transparent. Head thin but frothy, leaving a lacy trail down the sides of the glass.

S. A good balance between hops and malt, doesn't overdo it with the hops (caveat: I drank this on the heels of the Wedge's big and hoppy Iron Rail IPA). Very fresh. Definitely some citrus.

T. Fantastic. The hops come at you right away with citrus to back up the nose, but then mellow to an agreeable, tangy bitterness at the finish.

M. Carbonation just right, very clean and smooth. One could drink this all day.

An ideal session beer for a warm late-spring day, sitting outside in a fresh breeze, and a model of a modern pale ale.

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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale from Wedge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.