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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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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 35
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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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-27-2013 09:33:55 | More by hellhammermario
Photo of smakawhat


4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

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
Photo of bruindre


3/5  rDev -17.1%

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


4/5  rDev +10.5%

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


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2013 02:29:46 | More by Keith_R
Photo of Boone757


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-01-2013 22:52:03 | More by Boone757
Photo of Swift989

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-15-2013 01:55:05 | More by mralbertson
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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


3.3/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

04-26-2013 03:18:51 | More by sulldaddy
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-10-2013 01:25:46 | More by videofrog
Photo of roywilliams

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-18-2013 17:45:24 | More by roywilliams
Photo of Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-08-2013 15:41:55 | More by Duvel
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-18-2013 23:44:29 | More by LXIXME
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-03-2012 20:24:17 | More by sendbeer
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

11-29-2012 05:07:12 | More by Flounder57
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-27-2012 02:45:17 | More by NCbeerpirate
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2012 14:44:40 | More by ncaudle
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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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2.28/5  rDev -37%

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.

09-25-2012 04:33:18 | More by Ryan011235
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-31-2012 19:13:58 | More by PthPndr
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

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

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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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3.08/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

08-26-2012 21:11:37 | More by beertunes
Photo of SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-19-2012 12:44:29 | More by SlowWideTurns
Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.