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Northdale Pale Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Northdale Pale Ale
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Reviews: 7
Hads: 41
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 19.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

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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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 41
Reviews by KTCamm:
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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the bewpub, 11/4

North dale pale ale. Pours a Dirty blonde color. Fluffy creamy white foam with lacing. Bubblegum aroma, lighter malt. Very smooth milky and creamy taste. Fruity. Good, but not a standout. Works for me though. 35 36 35 325 35

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Photo of mverity
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tugg407
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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Brewpub. Served in a chalice.

Appearance - Huge pillowy head atop a hazy burnt orange body. Great lacing and great retention.

Smell - Nice grapefruit hop aroma. Slightly sweet fruity nose. Grainy.

Taste - The fruity sweetness is more prominent. I actually get the bubble gum that the menu says in the description. Grapefruit hops. Very grassy, especially in the finish. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very bitter.

Overall - I wonder where that bubble gum component comes from. It's not bad in this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: draft into a tulip, short white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: citrus and pine hops, orange, lemon, tangerine

T: bitter grapefruit, orange, lemon, biscuit malt

M: medium with lower carbonation

O: nice citrus oriented pale ale

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of razorsdescent
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Northdale Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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