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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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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
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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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.79
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of khaki-white rocky head. Lots of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottle at different parts of the glass. Below average uneven layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled Citra hops, floral hops, caramel, bread, light grapefruit notes and lemon grass. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Very light and refreshing, but still a bitter aftertaste. Got floral hops, Citra hops, bitter orange rind, grassy notes, wheat and lime. (Taste - 3.88)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, refreshing finish. (Feel - 3.88)

This was a pretty good pale ale overall. Not as flavorful as it good be, but easily drinkable, refreshing and tasty. NOTE: Late quarter of the beer had me feeling like I overrated it a tad. (Overall - 3.88)

3.90 | 88 | B+

BucannonXC5, Sep 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

MWilcox20, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

MattSharpless, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

MrBeige, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

eulerthegrape, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

sonofliberty2, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jacobmwilson, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Ljoreilly, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

stakem, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Necronomad, Jun 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

WarEagleJeep, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mobrockman, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

aleckpa, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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

brentk56, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

AmandaRae, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JISurfer, Oct 27, 2013
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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.

BMMillsy, Oct 11, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

I3eck, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

bigbluebeerguy, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

brotherloco, Jul 22, 2013
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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.