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Northdale Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Northdale Pale Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wiltznucs on 07-14-2013

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Photo of nmargo17
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the CCB brewpub.
Medium body with somewhat lively carbonation.
Moderately bitter, and overly bitter, grapefruit peel aftertaste.
Rather unenticing aroma.

Photo of Jobin_24
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jophish17
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CGMLS3
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TBlightning
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark honey color with a hint of red throughout. Good sized tan head leaves a lot of lace behind as it settles to a 1/2" thick film.
Smell is weak overall, with some faint notes of hops, grass and oak.
Taste makes up for the nose, bringing easily found notes of hops, straw, pine/herbal/spice, and some malt to balance the rest. Pretty good balance but the hop is a bit stronger than I seek out in a Pale ale, it borders IPA territory.
Medium full body, good effervescence. Drying almost to the point of astringency. Slight warming as the temperature rises.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample #8 at the brewpub 1/29/14

This dark, almost brown-orange beer is pretty heavily clouded with a sizeable fluffy pillow of head on top that holds together for the full length of the session and constructs some webbing on the glass as the beer recedes.
There's a nice, firm hoppy bitterness in the aroma. It cancels out some of the softer notes, but when I make more effort it's not terribly difficult to pull out a little bubblegum and must. Grapefruit and leaf aren't too hard for a pale ale, and there's an almost tropical fruits flesh note as well.
The bitterness holds in the flavor, though more fruity esters come out. I do get the bubblegum and a little earth before leaf, grass and grapefruit stifle it. The finish goes a little toward an aspirin note to close it out.
The body is quite dry, soft in its light body but having enough of both crispness and smoothness.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Northdale Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.