Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale - World Brews
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3.69/5 rDev +17.1%
This beer is a deep medium to dark orange color. The head is an off-white shade. It reaches about half a finger and has pretty good retention. Patching is dropped in reasonably good quantity.
Unlike the other two I've tried in this lineup, this beer seems like a pretty good representative of the style. Hops and malts are well-balanced, caramel and a little crust offsetting floral and grassy bitterness with a slightly sharp note to it. It's got a grainy undertone with a very mild astringency, but otherwise nothing off-putting and decently strong.
The hops are surprisingly strong given my expectations, coming to the forefront with the malts balancing but keeping it on the hoppier side. It's more herbal on the tongue with a not-quite-acidic sharpness and some lemon zest countered by a firm note of caramel and bread that leans toasty.
The body is medium, well-sustained and generally pretty fluffy off a consistent carbonation. It's got lots of crisp bite and some smoothness, too. A slight, very slight astringency is hinted at here and there but never quite cuts through.
12-12-2013 12:30:34 | More by Brenden
3.48/5 rDev +10.5%
A - pale, translucent copper with a dense, bubbly, white head that has decent retention
S - citrusy and a bit soapy
T - very faint bready malt, sweet, citrusy
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a rather simple, one-dimensional offering. It's drinkable and smooth, but boring. It's cheap so I don't disappoint the six pack to hang out with friends, but I'll definitely avoid in the future.
07-21-2012 01:46:08 | More by tdm168
2.55/5 rDev -19%
Pours a hazy orange-amber with little that did not stick around very long. Aroma is more on the floral side, orange blossom and honey notes and a bit of fruity malt. A bit sweet for me on the palate, it almost tastes like they use candi sugar, although I am sure that is probably not the case. Not enough hops to back up the sweetness and a watery finish to boot.
07-13-2011 03:27:55 | More by BeerAmbassador
3.2/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured from a bottle into a 12 ounce snifter
A- pours a nice amber color. Little to no head.
S- slight oaky aroma
T- bitter with a smooth aftertaste
M- a little thin for a pale ale. Very drinkable but leaves something desired
O- a decent pale ale. very easy to drink, but if you are a fan of a heavier pale ale, you may be disappointed.
03-05-2013 03:13:02 | More by GandalfTheGrey
4.08/5 rDev +29.5%
Tap Room Brewery is a division of World Brews of Novato, CA. According to their website, Tap Room No. 21 is "an ode to the repeal of Prohibition."
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass at 45F. No "best by" date.
A - It pours a beautiful deep amber, with ample rising bubbles. A full finger of very creamy off-white head hung around a little while, waking up with every movement of the glass, and left good lacing.
S - A quick blast of citrus on the first whiff, followed up with deeper grapefruit clarification, some herbal and woody notes, and very faint malt. You have to work for this, it doesn't jump out at you.
T - The first surprise in the flavor was the lack of the things I smelled. That big, bright citrus blast was non-existent in the taste - not necessarily a bad thing, just surprising. Big caramel is followed by sweet malt. Grapefruit-led hops provide a nicely balanced bitterness, with a little spiciness, and herbal, floral notes in the back of the mouth. Not much aftertaste. Pretty clean, despite the surprisingly intense flavors.
M - Light to medium mouthfeel, with sufficient but slightly understated carbonation. A little on the watery side, but not bad for an APA.
O - This beer was a nice surprise. I'd never heard of it, and picked it up in a "mix your own 6-pack" deal at a grocery store. It is a very easy drinking brew, smooth, and flavorful. Not a big nosegay of hops like you often get in any American Pale Ale, investing instead in flavor. Malt forward, but with a complex blend of hops. A great session beer.
04-04-2011 01:07:43 | More by G2Brew
Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.