Quarrymen Pale Ale - Bloomington Brewing Company
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Reviews by emerge077:
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
On-tap at FarmBloomington.
This was getting to the end of the keg, and seemed very hazy at first. It settled with a thick and creamy inch of foam, with dimpled craters in its surface. Orange copper body once it settled it had good clarity.
Sweet and bready malt aroma, a little yeast and a touch of flowery hops in the nose. Sweet bread and butter flavors, citrus rind, backed up with a mild bitterness. Very creamy feel, possibly due to the extra end-of-keg sediment. Easy drinking, simple yet effective.
10-08-2008 21:03:56 | More by emerge077
More User Reviews:
2.6/5 rDev -25.3%
This Pale Ale poured a large head and it contained small-medium sized bubbles. The body of this beer was semi-cloudy. It had a fruity, citrusy aroma in my opinion with a lingering bitter taste. The lacing was very sparse on the sides of my glass with this beer.
07-18-2003 18:56:25 | More by hotstuff
3.58/5 rDev +2.9%
I have had this once before and remember it as a little lighter, not that's good or bad, just different. It has a nice appearance, darker amber than I recall. Nice creamy white head. Has a nice citrus hop smell, but a little maltier taste than alot of American ales (definitely not as bitter as Sierra Nevada)! Pretty tasty! I like the blending of the malt and hops, it has a good body, but it's very drinkable.
03-12-2011 19:22:36 | More by flyingspatula
3/5 rDev -13.8%
Sierra Nevada clone? Hmm. Maybe.
I have to say that I wasn't hugely impressed with this beer on cask. It just had a sandy consistency of mouthfeel which I could not stand, and the hop character was just too pithy - I was reminded alot of the hop tea I used to try to make.
Maybe I got a bad cask, but I just couldn't pick up any citrus or rounded fruitiness to this beer, just plain ole heartburn-causing bitterness.
02-14-2005 23:16:22 | More by GreenWBush
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
On tap at Nicks in Bloomington.
A: Light clear amber body with minimal head.
S: Very light grain with some sweetness. For me this APA seemed to have a very light aroma.
T: Very light with some sweetness - honey, brown sugar, fruit. Apple?
M: Light to medium. A bit of sweetness. For an APA this seems somewhat on the light side. Not bad but not what I was expecting either.
O: Good but borderline on being too light. I will drink again hopefully.
12-20-2011 04:22:19 | More by mpcrump
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
cold from the tap at players pub a semi translucent honey gold ro a sierra nevada standard pint with a 1/2 finger foamy, big bubbled, long lasting off white head leaving spotty lace after the first few sips.
subtle grassy hops aroma and a bit of yeast and sweet aramel malt after.
muted hops alongside caramel-ly sweet malts and hints of butterscotch.
light bodied, big carbonation, minimal bitter to the roof of the mouth, malty sweet to the back of the tongue.
overall: ok, not great, refreshing, decent if you're staring at BMC choices otherwise.
12-13-2011 01:20:05 | More by robwestcott
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
@ the bp on tap
a: light wisps of foam on a brown amber body
s: light grain ad sweet apple malts; caramel; light hop tingle
t: sweet honey; brown sugar; citrus hops; light fruit; very light
m: medium carb; light cloying medium thick body
d: really sweet and malty without too many hops; more like a honey amber
12-22-2008 03:03:51 | More by hoegaardenhero
4.6/5 rDev +32.2%
Wow. I love good cask ale. I've now had this brew on CO2, nitro and from the cask and this is by far the way to go. Just a wonderful nose, nice simple creamy texture and extraordinary flavor. The cascades come through like fresh grapefruit you just picked off the tree. Not a very special beer, but on cask, a freakin delight. After about 6 of them I finally blew the cask the other night and got the last half pint for free.
03-24-2004 06:07:31 | More by cerevisiaephilus
3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
Came to the table a nice orangish-coppor color with a bit of head and some nice lacing. Has a very light scent, but what's there is a nice hoppy/floral aroma. It also had a good, hoppy taste, with just a bit of bitter aftertaste, not the strongest pa I've had, but it's still quite nice and goes down fairly smoothly
04-04-2008 22:20:13 | More by JamesS
3.55/5 rDev +2%
This beer was good, but I like big apas, and this just wasn't big enough. good mouthfeel and it goes down smooth. smells good, nice hop presence. If you're eating at lennie's, this is a great choice to go with your pizza or pasta. This is my personal go-to beer at lennie's.
04-26-2011 17:35:37 | More by hoosier3334
3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
Serving: On tap at Nick's into a jar
Served: 5 July 2014
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber brown with a minimal head. Really not a looker.
Smell: Slight malt sweetness evident, though one admittedly has to search for it. Dank, citrus hops in the nose.
Taste: This one got better the more I got used to it, but the first few sips had a distinctively 'earthy' quality to them which made them taste almost dirty, so to speak. The earthy funk was really offputting originally, until I slowly became accustomed to it. After this, the beer drank more-or-less like a standard, if uninspiring, APA with a lighter malt backbone than most, but with a decent hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light with medium carbonation.
Overall: Not the best APA I've ever had, and one of the weakest options for a hoppy beer in Bloomington. Would not order again, unless I was with a group that only wanted to go to BBC.
07-08-2014 13:15:39 | More by Beric
2.78/5 rDev -20.1%
Poured a cloudy copper with a nice head. Lots of big bubbles and holes in the head which is a different look but good never the less. I am also assuming the cloudy color is due to an unfiltered beer in the cask.
The aroma was pretty dissapointing. I couldnt really detect much. Some fruity citrus hops were in the aroma. Not very strong and pretty weak.
Very watered down taste. The hops and malts did shine through a little bit here but nothing out of the ordianary. Fairly plain tasting. Not as much hop bitterness as expected. Overall, too watered down for a pale ale, or any beer for that matter.
Average mouthfeel and drinkabilty. Definitely a good session beer. Needs more body and taste.
Part of the Indiana Thanksgiving pub crawl.
11-25-2005 21:08:57 | More by SaCkErZ9
Quarrymen Pale Ale from Bloomington Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.