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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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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 34
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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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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Has an odd can design of three people itching themselves. Perhaps Mother Earth is seeing there are some deep itches that only this beer can adequately scratch.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, yellow-hued body with a medium-sized, fine white head. Some steady streams of carbonation in the body.

Smell: A fruity scent of lemon juice overtop notes of crunchy, horse-mouthwatering straw and basic white bread dough.

Taste: Very modest maltiness, a nibble of crust-less bread and sun-dried hay with a roundabout dough-like quality. Low sweetness. Squirt of lightly pithy citrus juice, an additional hint of florals, and bitterness sufficient enough to kick away that light sweetness and then some. Dry, doughy, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's fine and easy-drinking if a little ho-hum.

Serving type: can

06-08-2012 21:59:07 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My thanks and gratitude go out to eli323232 for this and Sunny Hazed, the latter of which I reviewed previously. Let The CANQuest (TM) CANtinue unabated!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted in Eastern N.C."; "Pale Ale"; "Peace, Love & Beer".

Dig that last, man! I hit the Crack & Glug like a fiend. The result was a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a hazy lemon-yellow. Nose was strong with pine hops, perhaps inching up on being an AIPA, but it is not for me to say. It is for me to say that the mouthfeel was medium and the hops were not as pronounced in the mouth as on the nose, plus I also encountered a malty sweetness on my tongue. Finish was semi-dry and nicely satisfying. Not bad, but not a standout, either.

Serving type: can

08-30-2012 22:18:52 | More by woodychandler
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-18-2013 23:44:29 | More by LXIXME
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tdm168

North Carolina

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

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.

Serving type: can

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2012 20:24:17 | More by sendbeer
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beertunes

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for this one. Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured a cloudy and hazy yellow with 1/4 inch of off-white head that had good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was mostly grain and malt, with a bit of floral hops floating around the edges. The flavor profile was the same, everything was fairly even and balanced, with no one aspect standing out from the rest.

The body was pretty good, smooth, even, clean and with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, if it were on tap locally to me , I'd have it in rotation. Overall, a nice little brew, nothing really worth noting and nothing terrible either. Worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: can

08-26-2012 21:11:37 | More by beertunes
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has pleasant malty and fruity notes with a subtle hoppy undertone. It pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a fairly thick and rather fine-bubbled white head. Malty flavor has good fruity notes and more than a hint of hops, plus just a little bit of hoppy bitterness - not like an IPA, but there is definitely some hop taste. Texture has good body and a fair amount of fizz. An impressive pale ale.

Serving type: can

06-17-2012 19:55:45 | More by Cyberkedi
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-18-2012 06:47:52 | More by tone77
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2013 22:52:03 | More by Boone757
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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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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!)

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-13-2013 17:00:22 | More by BMart
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is at cellar temp and poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a hazy gold color with creamy bleached white head foaming up 1 cm and fading to a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is very mild with some sniffs of fruity esters and a bit of herbal hop character, but overall very mild nose.
First sip reveals a very light body with a thin watery texture. Carbonation is fine and slightly tingly but still goes down the gullet easy on each swallow.
Flavor is briefly mild caramel and some light fruit, but rolls to a drying bitterness. Again herbal flavors are featured in the hop profile. No hints of ABV and the beer is very easy to drink, almost too easy. The body and texture are a little weak on this one, and the flavor could use a umph too, but there arent any tragic flaws or errors in the beer. I wont look for it or buy again, but am glad to have had the opportunity.

Serving type: can

04-26-2013 03:18:51 | More by sulldaddy
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-13-2012 14:44:40 | More by ncaudle
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-04-2011 00:06:20 | More by tclapper
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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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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-23-2012 22:09:51 | More by atone315
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-05-2013 02:43:14 | More by Zach136
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.28/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/24/12

Light straw color with golden highlights. One finger of white foam thins. Bubbly collar retention and some sticky lace.

The aroma is timid and airy, with soft notes of orange, tangerine, sweet cracker and buttered biscuit. It strikes me as orange marmalade on a fresh biscuit, smelled from across the room.

I reckon the taste is a step or two up from the aroma. Orange is more pronounced with a decent hop kick throughout. Mild, toasty malts. Buttered toast. One downside is the bitter finish that's gone a courtin' aspirin town.

The feel is light, but manages not to be thin thanks, in part, to hints of hop resin and ample carbonation. The feel is easily the best part about Second Wind.

All told, this beer is pretty much one dimensional, skewed to the lesser side of average and easily forgettable. I won't been clamoring to try it again. It might make an ok lawn mower beer if the bitterness were curbed.

Serving type: can

09-25-2012 04:33:18 | More by Ryan011235
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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.