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Mighty Arrow Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Mighty Arrow Pale AleMighty Arrow Pale Ale

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645 Ratings
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Ratings: 645
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 01-05-2008)
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Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA on 3/27/11. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Clear dark gold with a 2-inch foamy white head.
S - Lightly toasted caramel with some earthy grapefruit hops. Pretty subdued.
T - Spot-on with the nose, nice and crisp and tasty.
M - Medium-thin bodied with crisp carbonation.
O - Nicely drinkable, excellent sessionable beer.

Photo of HosP
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finishing off some New Belgium beers a friend left at the house.

A- Pours lighter orange in color. Decent white head with some retention and lace.

S- Some hoppy notes mostly. Grassy with a bit of citrus to it. Pretty subtle flavors throughout.

T- Lots of balance between malts and hops. Starts with some grassy hop flavor. Some bitterness attached at the beginning. Bready malt flavors quickly round out the beer. Cut into any bitterness that is there.

M- Light/Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O- Average APA here. Nothing jumps out or wows you. However, a nice drink. No problems having another one.

Photo of mattsdenney
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear honey, gold color w/ a thick white head.

S: Light hops, apples, citrus, honey.

T: The taste is pretty true to the smell. Balanced hop bitterness, with malts, honey and citrus. Leaves a bitter grassy aftertaste. Overall I'd describe the taste as mild and a little muted.

M: Light and slick, slightly oily. Leaves behind a filmy coating.

D: With so many pale ales to choose from I find no distinguishing characteristics that set this one apart. It is however not a bad beer overall. Pretty drinkable.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Lazy Dog Cafe, on to the beer:

This beer has a goldenrod orange color to it, with a small head forming on top. However the foam stays on top of the beer all the way down the glass. Strong grassy hop aroma. Very "green". Like the aroma, there is a very strong, raw hop presence in the flavor. Subtle mango flavor, enough green grass flavor and hops to throw this beer off-balance. I would have liked to taste a little of the malt. Carbonation is on the low side of this medium sized beer.

More like an XPA than your standard pale ale. Good if you're looking for a beer with a raw hoppiness.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Possibly an average to above average pale ale. The look is ver transparent golden with a decent head with lace.
The aroma is pale malts with a slight citrus and grassy hops.
The taste is pale malts in the begining with a slight buttery crystal malt a light carbonation then finishes with a dry slight hop flavor

Photo of mattffrost
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into glass

Appearace Beer is a mosty clear light amber. Head dissolves very quickly.

Smell a faint piney citrus smell. Some sweet malt smell as well.

Taste A nice mild pale ale with good neutral hops. Don't drink this for a hop rush but rather a nice easy hop flavor. Starts off a little sweet with sweet carmel, but does not finish very bitter. I would like the taste to be a little less watery but overall pretty good.

Mouthfeel very light in carbonation. Maybe a little to watery for me.

Drinkablity Very nice mild neutral Pale Ale that is a lot better to drink than many beers out there.

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ChadA83
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of westy_far
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a golden color with a nice head an good lacing this is the lightest color pale ive seen..the smell is hops ,,pine slight grapefruit,grass and malts all very light for my taste buds.. the taste again is just like the smell its ok and good but all of the b4 mentioned taste are just to thin..this is a drinkable pale ale just not a classic nor one that i will buy very much.. not recommended..just average

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Mighty Arrow Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.