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Second Wind Pale Ale - Mother Earth Brewing

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Second Wind Pale AleSecond Wind Pale Ale

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-25-2011)
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2013 09:33:55 | More by hellhammermario
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz can I picked up at the brewery. Poured into a standard pint, the brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a white cap more than a finger strong. As the cap fades, it leaves patchy lace clinging to the glass.

The smell is quite herbal and grassy from the hops. There is little malt and alcohol influence. No off-character or anything negative to say other than the nose is very mild and well muted.

The taste is grassy and herbal like the aroma leads on. As it warms up, it gets almost lemony with a fresh sweet grainy undertone like cereal. Not a bad balance of character, just a little lacking in the bitterness to balance this out.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a decent offering but a bit of a letdown. They either under-hopped this a bit or it is a little dated. In comparison to others in the style, this is easily approachable but lacks the hop bite I look for in a good pale ale.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 17:39:09 | More by stakem
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toppoop

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-24-2014 19:52:55 | More by toppoop
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2014 12:43:51 | More by Necronomad
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WarEagleJeep

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy straw gold color, nice foamy white head that settles to thin film and ring. Leaves spotty lacing

S: Mild aromas of herbal and citrus hops, sweet light malty grains

T: Sweet malty grains, a little biscuit and cracker, light ambiguous hop flavor to clean up the sweetness. Smooth and very drinkable.

M: Light feel with solid carbonation, crisp finishing

O: Not a lot going on here but that's what you want in a low ABV canned beer meant to drink outdoors. Great lawn mower beer or a great addition to the cooler for beach/pool/camping trips.

Serving type: can

06-01-2014 18:54:42 | More by WarEagleJeep
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mobrockman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-31-2014 16:02:55 | More by mobrockman
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-23-2014 23:58:28 | More by aleckpa
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber capped by an inch or two of foam; very impressive lacing

Smell: Fruity, floral and slightly citrusy, with a hint of biscuity malt

Taste: A biscuity backbone, with fruity flavors, up front; adds a bit of citrus, in the middle, with just a touch of orange that arrives in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: It is that hint of orange in the finish that makes this beer for me; very refreshing and enjoyable, though relatively straightforward

Serving type: can

01-04-2014 22:31:52 | More by brentk56
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-29-2013 16:33:12 | More by KevinGordon
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AmandaRae

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2013 04:00:29 | More by AmandaRae
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-27-2013 23:58:03 | More by JISurfer
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from trade, can’t remember who because it has been sitting around for a bit. Thanks! Pours a light clear golden with small white head. Huge floral aroma like potpourri, but not to the point that makes it in appealing. Slight citrus as well. Flavor is a combo of citrus and big floral notes. Actually nicely crisp and refreshing. Light body and high carbonation. Nice brew that could be enjoyed as a session it seems.

Serving type: can

10-10-2013 23:33:01 | More by BMMillsy
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I3eck

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can -> Wine Glass

A: Hazy slightly orange/straw yellow, minimal 1/4" white head, some spotty lacing.
S: Citrus, lemon, clove, slight hop notes.
T: Nice citrus hops - similar to a white IPA, caramel, malt, slightly floral.
M: Nice CO2, light-medium body, crisp & refreshing, surprisingly thin for the amount of flavor it packs.
O: Light and flavorful brew. Nice layered flavors and not overly hopped. I would prefer a little more body personally but in this case it makes this beer very drinkable and ready for another.

Serving type: can

10-09-2013 00:20:26 | More by I3eck
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-12-2013 19:33:02 | More by beernads
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2013 22:33:05 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-04-2013 03:17:18 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2013 20:32:03 | More by brotherloco
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nineworldseries

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

07-21-2013 14:41:30 | More by nineworldseries
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Mojo

Alabama

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can -> Grand Teton snifter

A - very pale hazy straw color, one half finger head diminishing into nothing, and no lacing to speak of

S - very citrus, lemon, orange peel, and pine, maybe bready

T - kind of one dimensional citrus with a metallic finish

M- not bad, but not great either. Biggest negative is the metallic aftertaste

O - pretty average

Serving type: can

07-19-2013 03:00:48 | More by Mojo
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2013 12:58:06 | More by jaswilson2
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2013 20:14:10 | More by kristougher
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A golden and lemon bodied pale amber, very nice but a little hazy, with a big fluffy bleach white head, and lots of rising bubbles. Settles to a weak put one finger sized puck.

Nose has bready malts, an interesting almost Kolsch like fruity ester quality.

Palate hits with a lot of hop spice and grass notes. Clean with a wine fruity finish, but a good sense of bakery dough. There's a little bit of competing flavors which clash so slightly, but are good in there own individual way, so a little unbalanced but not terribly. Body is light and refreshing with a good mix of malt density and crispness.

Overall a very satisfying pale ale, sort of reminds me a little bit of their Endless River Kolsch too.

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 23:10:30 | More by smakawhat
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-12-2013 03:19:58 | More by bruindre
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-05-2013 02:43:14 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-05-2013 02:29:46 | More by Keith_R
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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.