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Quarrymen Pale Ale - Bloomington Brewing Company

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Quarrymen Pale AleQuarrymen Pale Ale

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bloomington Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic, American-style pale ale. Cascade finishing hops contribute to this beer’s well-defined hop flavor and aroma.

34 IBU

(Beer added by: BitteBier on 12-10-2002)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by emerge077:
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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
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Photo of dsauter


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-22-2014 23:48:57 | More by dsauter
Photo of hotstuff


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
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-22-2013 05:11:36 | More by BeerPunk1312
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-29-2014 17:16:54 | More by Sturgeon
Photo of flyingspatula


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
Photo of GreenWBush


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
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-30-2012 18:17:58 | More by johunnic
Photo of mpcrump


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
Photo of robwestcott


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
Photo of hoegaardenhero


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
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-04-2014 17:04:09 | More by IkeMan90
Photo of cerevisiaephilus


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
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-05-2012 16:34:29 | More by WoodburyMN
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-02-2013 12:31:23 | More by amcaleh
Photo of JamesS


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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-30-2013 22:54:48 | More by NorthSideSean
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-02-2014 14:08:10 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of hoosier3334


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
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-02-2013 03:02:00 | More by Stevedore
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-05-2012 21:30:38 | More by neckbracesub
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-05-2014 13:48:33 | More by mgeraci
Photo of Beric


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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-14-2013 12:49:19 | More by Boilerfood
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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
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Quarrymen Pale Ale from Bloomington Brewing Company
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