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Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale - World Brews

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: G2Brew on 04-04-2011

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 19
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one finger soapy, white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled malty and grassy. Not much else.

T - It tasted of some bitter grassy hops. A nice burnt toast maltiness, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is a nice APA. At $6.59 for a six pack it is a nice value.

Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is fizzy yellow with an average head and plenty of spritz in the mouth. Light body. A hint of hoppy fragrance along with cereal cooking. Some light flavors of malt and a modest hoppy edge. A little bit of resiny flavor. English muffin breadiness. Bitter metallic twang.

Bitterish bathwater taste at the finish. This seems to be a step up from the industrial lagers, but it's a small step. Still, however uninspired it's an almost drinkable light lager. Unpleasant bitter note makes me want to quit drinking it, though. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Von's supermarket in San Clemente.

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale
World Brews
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 5.30 %

LOOK: Pale orange colored brew, white soapy head forms with some lacework as well.

SMELL: Earthy, grassy, cat pee like scent from the hops. A good helping of herbal and tea like aromas eventually develop as well.

TASTE: Pale malt flavor with light toasted notes, caramel, and fresh bread. Hops are highlighted pretty well, with more herbal, grassy, faint lemon notes. Somewhat crisp and generally good tasting and drinks fairly easily. Mellow notes of malt and herbal, citrusy hop.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, decent carbonation, but comes off a bit watery. A few of these would be good on a hot day, however.

OVERALL: Easy going pale here with no frills but also nothing out of place. Pretty standard, and there is nothing wrong with that. Give it a try.

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of sendbeer
1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of allengarvin
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%

A: 3.5 - Pale gold beer, clear, with a large airy head that fades fairly quickly, leaving little lacing.
S: 3.5 - Faint floral hops.
T: 2.75 - Sweet, grainy malt, with very little bitterness. Tastes like a generic macro:
M: 3.25
O: 2.75 - Fortunately, got as part as a pick-your-6, so I don't have any more to drink. Very poor.

Weightings (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.07

Photo of buckyp
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of kbrown
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of crbnfbr
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sansho
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Giggy
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Alextricity
3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Well, it looks like a pale ale. It has a very bubbly head with some surprising lacing. Lots of carbonation. Probably this beer's highlight.

Smell: Musky. As another reviewer said, I kind of get a kitchen soap aroma in there as well, now that I think about it. Maybe some grassiness. Something about it smells sort of cheap.

Taste/feel: Well... I don't know. Initially it tastes pretty decent, but then the feel/aftertaste really comes in. There's about a medium carbonation here, but the aftertaste has a -- get this -- watery taste. How? It just does. It's quite odd. I can see how this could be a good beer when you're thirsty after a hot day outside, but this really didn't even deserve to be poured into a pint glass. It's definitely much better than typical macros out there, but as far as pale ales, this one misses the mark a little bit.

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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale from World Brews
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