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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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BA SCORE
82
good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 06-25-2011

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Mojo
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
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

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Photo of bruindre
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Swift989
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mralbertson
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Citrus, bready and biscuit aromas, and some caramel sweetness.

Taste: Same as above with some nice hop bitterness and pine in there. Very balanced anicely hopped.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium to low bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid APA. Very traditional like the English style, but nicely hopped the American way. Happy to have scored this can when I met up with some family from NC when I was in MD over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bum732
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.28/5  rDev -37%
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.

Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.