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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale - Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale
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85
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Wedge Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-21-2008

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 11
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a couple times at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. It was nice to see there was at least a few cask offerings with sensible ABV percentages.

Appearance: Clear, light copper body with a thin, bubbly, whitish head.

Smell: Aroma of sweetened lemon zest with a backing of basic pale malts.

Taste: Lightly grainy pale malts with a small pinch of powdered sugar. Hmm, there's a peculiar and fairly distinct taste of green tea early on. Lemony hop character with a medium bitterness. Finishes dry and bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Simply a reasonably tasty, enjoyable pale ale.

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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.

Pours a clear golden amber with a small bubbly head.

The aroma is dominated by the floral fry hops up front which carry the smell throughout with some caramel malts int he background.

The hops are again prevalent in the taste up front with some lemon grass and hints of pine. The malts are more bready that anything and form the backbone of this one before the hops come back and leave a dry bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is slick and fairly light with little carbonation.

This was a very drinkable pale ale that represents a more traditional cask ale vs. some of the other big offerings at the ACAT.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last of my round through the world of Wedge Brewing. I picked this one as my snack beer, enjoying it with a slice of pizza. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was pretty standard for a decent pale ale. Lots of carbonation in a light amber colored beer. Good clarity here as there should be. Smaller head then I would like to see, maybe a finger or so and this quickly faded to just a thin veil across the top which barely masked the bubbles beneath.

First whiff of this one let me know right away that this was going to be at the hoppier end of pale ales. Light orange and pineapple notes mixed in with a light fresh cut grass like aroma. Some breadiness maybe mixed in, but mostly a light pale ale. The flavor was sharp, crisp, and clean, very well done here. Initial wave of light hops was quickly replaced by a mild pineapple like flavor that was well grounded in a decent earthy and grainy base. Smooth, consistent feel, was a little light, but still very nice and an easy session beer this one quickly became.

While not being my favorite beer of the day, it certainly left a decent impression on me overall. A solid beer I would have no issue with trying again.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Wedge Paynes Pale Ale from Wedge Brewing Company
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