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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

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 36
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.

Photo of PthPndr
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Photo of SlowWideTurns
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of tone77
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of pixieskid
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Gilly1980
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Lob
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of keithwalk
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of hmph
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.26/5  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.

Photo of wgfxkmf
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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

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.

Photo of KajII
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a mildly cloudy medium yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that had good longevity and some light spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was bitter from the start with a mild sweet caramel tinge, and then became very hoppy with a big note of citrus towards the end. The flavor hung around for an average duration with a healthy hoppy citrus finish.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a nice hoppy Pale Ale with a great drinkability, this is a brew that goes down nice, smooth and easy.

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.