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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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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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 -3.6%

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

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%

Found this today at Carrboro Bev.Poured from the can into a stadard pint a clear light to medium golden with a thin wispy white head that was gone quickly.Faint lemony hops and a tinge of sweetish biscuit dough in the nose but its faint.Crisp and dryer on the palate with the lemony hop coming thru,light sweet dough in the finish.No frills pretty easy to drink but not anything to seek out in my opinion.

06-25-2011 22:49:17 | More by oberon
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-18-2013 23:44:29 | More by LXIXME
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-19-2012 14:46:56 | More by ltdantheman
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Big thanks to Jason for this beer!

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a very billowy, off-white head on top, about 1.5 fingers in height. It was rather fluffy for a a few minutes before slowly dissolving and leaving behind a thin layer of foam on top. Thick lacing forms on the glass.

S: Some subtle fruit on the aroma, mostly lemon, orange, and a good bit of zest. Some light pale malt as well.

T: Very light citrus/bitterness. Some lemon again as well as a little bit of grapefruit and grapefruit pith. A little bit of pale and biscuity malt rounds it out.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Really solid, easy drinking APA. Nice flavor profile, would love to have it as a staple in my fridge.

10-22-2011 02:20:02 | More by mdaschaf
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -5%

Oh my god does this can design SUCK. Lamest image I've ever seen on a beer. Sorry. But I do like all else that Mother Earth is doing here: can (very recyclable), the PakTech 6-pack handle/holder (also very recyclable) and the nice little "Peace, Love & Beer" slogan. The beer's not that bad either.

The pour makes this thing look like a generic yellow lager, "pale ale" indeed. The head is thin but creamy and long-lasting. Slight haze throughout the liquid.

The nose is gentle and pleasant, if very subtle. Lightly fruity, lightly sweet, a bit straw-like, not much happening here but nothing bad either.

The flavor is just a little more present on the tongue than the aroma is on the nose. There are light touches of lemon juice, citrus peel zest, straw/hay, mown grass and biscuit dough, none of these impressions being front and center, none of them being terribly dominant, but everything mingles well. A simple, likable, and very quaffable beer, taste-wise.

Really like the texture, it's one of those beers that straddles "creamy" and "crispy" and meets peaceably in the middle. Very nice.

Okay, so the label is ridiculously lame. But so what...this is imminently quaffable, if far from transcendent. (Thanks Miles!)

07-12-2011 17:21:10 | More by Metalmonk
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev 0%

Pours a bright golden yellow with a mountain of soft, pure white head that has great retention. The nose is faint offering some light, bready malt and some faint citrusy hops. The flavor is much the same as the nose. It's lightly bready and lightly hopped. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and well carbonated.

This comes across as a bit of a "cookie cutter" APA. It's easy to drink and smooth, but it doesn't offer much in terms of complex flavors. Coming in a can this would make a great poolside beer though.

03-10-2012 20:52:57 | More by tdm168
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Crisp and lighter (definitely not watery) pale ale. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit punch, pine and floral perfume. The flavor is quite similar with more grapefruit and citrus rind, a touch of earthy pine and less juicy hops. The finish is balanced, not biting, but just a pleasant dryness. Overall, this is a great pale ale. There's a complex hops character, with the big bitterness or body of an IPA. Check it out.

06-11-2012 18:03:43 | More by tempest
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Heatwave33

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%

Poured from a 12oz can to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Clear gold with a white head.

Smell: Bready malts and earthy hops on top. Followed by a hint of citrus.

Taste: Brady malts and eath hops. Then a hint of orange (the citrus I detected in the aroma).

Mouthfeel: Coarse with a medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: Light bodied and crisp. Just seems a little light and dull. Too subtle and boring for me. Cheers.

03-04-2012 11:59:16 | More by Heatwave33
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-23-2014 23:58:28 | More by aleckpa
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bum732

Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

S: Toasted and slightly bisquity malt with an orange peel and peach backbone.

L: Cloudy, straw yellow, carbonated white head with decent retention and lacing.

T: Dry toasted malt with a moderate earthy hoppiness. Medium high earthy bitterness leading to a toasted malt dryness. Finishes quite dry with residual hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, with medium carbonation.

A very dry, bitter pale ale. Not bad.

10-02-2012 01:15:38 | More by bum732
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-05-2013 02:29:46 | More by Keith_R
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-19-2014 00:38:00 | More by sonofliberty2
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

12 oz can was poured into a narrow glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a 1.5 inch head that reduced to a thin layer. A golden straw yellow with no clarity and some bubbles coming up. Laced consistently and thickly throughout drinking

Smell: Citrus, bready and butter aromas.

Taste: Decent hop bitterness and spruce/evergreen taste. Balanced...

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Would recommend. Very traditional like the English style. Got as a taster from distributer in Washington DC

Serving type: can

05-30-2013 04:12:06 | More by Swift989
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Woodychandler cantinues to come through with canned beers. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is hops and bitter up front, some citrus and malts at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

08-18-2012 06:47:52 | More by tone77
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-04-2011 00:06:20 | More by tclapper
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -16%

Aroma is a little on the faint side, mainly consisting of very light citrus and very light malt sweetness. Taste has mild bitterness, touch of caramel. Really not a lot going on in both the flavor and aroma. Coats the tongue on the back end. Quite easy to drink but seems a bit light in ingredients. I would thing this would be a great gateway pale ale for the bmc drinker but it doesnt seem to be much more than that. Certainly not a bad beer but not very memorable.

07-19-2011 08:25:58 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Served this 12 oz. can in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was pale golden and slightly hazy. The pithy/brittle white head stayed a while.

The smell was light grains, mild hops, and biscuits.

The taste was lemony with crisp hops and enough malts to balance this one very well. There was a soft bitterness and bright hops make this one a very good, yet simple APA. Somewhat drying finish. I would look for this on again.

The mouthfeel was medium to light bodied with good zippiness in the carbonation.

04-25-2012 03:09:42 | More by Cresant
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CHickman

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours hazy yellow gold color with a ton of bubbles racing up the middle and a snow white 1 finger creamy head that faded slowly, leaving very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, sweet malt, hay or grass, light caramel and biscuit; nice soft nose that has more citrus hop notes than malty notes - overall the aroma is fresh smelling and grassy.

Tastes of floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, faint orange peel, coriander, sweet malt, hay, grass, light caramel, herbs and biscuit or some toasted white bread; the hops start things off and then give way to grains as it trails off with a malty and fruity combo that finishes clean and dry.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with a very light body, light carbonation and a smooth feel as it slides down.

A very good pale ale that is definite session beer and light drinking; this beer was a great surprise as we picked this beer out because of the funny (to us, my brothers and I) picture of the runners on the can. I will definitely seek this beer out again. The can looks dorky but the beer is damn good.

08-28-2012 03:54:26 | More by CHickman
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AmandaRae

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-25-2012 02:27:30 | More by ucsbmullet
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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.