Wedge Paynes Pale Ale - Wedge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
05-29-2013 12:02:10 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
11-11-2012 01:56:24 | More by plaid75
3.78/5 rDev -1%
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.
03-19-2011 04:27:45 | More by babaracas
4.47/5 rDev +17%
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.
05-31-2010 22:35:21 | More by aakryzak
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
had on tap @ 12 Bones in Asheville
Pours a straw yellow color, moving to a light orange with a nice head, a little more than a cm, which slowly fades to a ring, leaving moderate lacing. The smell presents itself as kind of earthy, with a small kick of citrus. I can smell a nice amount of resinous, slightly pungent fresh hops, but not overpowering. I can also smell some nice maltiness, almost like fresh crushed 2-row, with a light note of caramel sweetness. The taste starts off like a bit of 2-row tea, I'd say, with a light bit of sweetness, maybe some other pale malts, light sweetness, not a lot of heavy breadiness. There's a light crisp hoppiness, like a sqeeze of lime juice almost, with a low bitterness, just enough for a little zip, and some spicy resins. Nice, but maybe a bit more breadiness would make this nicer in terms of flavor. The mouthfeel is very clean, with a nice little bite of carbonation with each taste. This one isn't heavy, but isn't thin for the style. This one is easy drinking - a very good midday beer. Nothing is overdone and nothing is overshadowed. Overall, a nice beer to drink. I kind of wonder if adding to the maltiness would make it less drinkable, but that's my recommendation.
06-27-2009 15:49:08 | More by taylorhamrick
4.05/5 rDev +6%
On-tap at Mellow Mushroom in Asheville a crisp dark yellow with a nice frothy eggshell head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves slight lacing. Aroma was a nice amount of crisp citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste was a nice balance of crisp citrus hops blending nicely with sweet pale malts. The beer is quite light and refreshing with decent carbonation. This one is certainly what I come to expect from a pale ale, very enjoyable.
04-29-2009 01:51:10 | More by atsprings
3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
02-02-2009 01:27:38 | More by gford217
Wedge Paynes Pale Ale from Wedge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.