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8th Street Ale - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: Gusler on 10-23-2002)
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Reviews by ryane:
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

8th St Ale is a decent beer from Four Peaks regularily but WOW is it good cask conditioned

the beer was a nice cloudy orange color, really nice citrus aroma off the beer

tasted sooo much better this way, the beer had much more depth and complexity, subtle citrus notes, amarillo hops maybe??, a slight yeastiness, which i really liked

anytime this is availabe cask get it

ryane, Jan 11, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Clear and pretty brown with a terrific head that left some cool lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell – This smells like a very balanced Pale Ale. The toasted malts are very significant, and the hops are right on target. There’s also a sugary maple sweetness to this one.

Taste – This is really nice. It’s a little heavier on the malt side, but the floral hop balance is not far behind. The finish is sugary.

Mouthfeel – Not quite medium-bodied, this “English-style pale ale” felt terrific in the mouth. It is rich, creamy, and refreshing.

Drinkability – This met the promise on the label of an easy-drinking sessional.

Comments – A huge thanks to Gusler for sending this bottle up to the Northwest. I really enjoyed the chance to try this local Arizona brew.

RoyalT, Feb 05, 2004
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Bszymkow09, Jul 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%

bisq, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Cynic-ale, May 14, 2014
Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this at Tower in Phoenix, AZ.

Pours a clear golden-copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin pancake on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of slightly herbal, slightly citrus hops with equal amounts of lightly toasted sweet malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly toasted pale malts start things off, followed by herbal hop flavors that lead into a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It has good carbonation and a nice thickness.

Drinkability is good. This is definitely a session beer.

Overall this wasn't a great beer by any stretch, but it succeeds in putting money in the bank for Four Peaks. Worth a shot.

glid02, Mar 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Auraan, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of pwoods
2.2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks tayner for this extra.

12oz. brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: Upon opening, I get a huge carbonation crack. After an average pour, I'm left with 1 inch of liquid and 5 inches of white head that doesn't want to budge. The liquid is on par with Miller Lite.

S: Fruity Esters. Green grapes, Green apples, raisins anda bit of lemon. Very yeasty. Grainy or maybe corn background.

T/M: Pretty similar to Miller Lite. Very light flavor. A bit of spiky citrus prick but not very fruity. I'm pretty sure I'm getting corn. Thin and highly carbonated.

D: I don't think I'll have another.

pwoods, Dec 08, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

LXIXME, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Four Peaks- 8th Street Ale

Thanks to Tayner for this 1.

A- Bright golden orange with the biggest foamiest head. Huge chunky foam lacing.
S- Nice crisp grapefruit, tangerine, and orange rind. Slight grainy malt touch.
T- Sweet tart citrus flavors like grapefruit, lemon, orange, and tangerine come through immediately. A nice grainy malt flavor pops up and carries out til the end.
M- Slight tartness with a mild malty lemony finish.

Overall- Nice flavors and easy to drink. An enjoyable smooth Pale Ale. (Thanks Dana!)

NJpadreFan, Aug 07, 2008
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

jward329, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A keeper, English style hops and understated approach. A faint hop aroma. Light yellow and very lacey. Average mouthfeel. A nice bitterness. Carbonation right there.Good balance between bitterness and the malting.

Sammy, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of aval89
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear dark golden color.. 1 finger head.

S: nice fruitiness with good caramel base.

T: malty sweetness upfront.. then some grassiness with some light bitterness. I also get some fruitiness with a pstands each flavor that stands out..

Mf: light medium body with creamy feel..

O: a good session brew that has enough flavor.

aval89, Oct 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

RealCoolHand67, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

permian-boozer, Aug 30, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle at AJ's. This reminds me of Tree Fort Ale from Michigan, which is also a very bright take on the English pale ale. The flavor and aroma are a mix of lemony hops and toasty, bready malts. It's not necessarily clean, like there's a gentle creamy undertone, with the yeast playing a small complement to the malts. A tasty session beer, worth trying.

tempest, Feb 11, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a 4 fingers+ offwhite head. Good lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Floral & spicy hops

T: Grapefruitty hops and a little sweet malt. Biscuittty malts follow. Finsishes with citrussy hops & a hint of grainyness

MF: Light/medium bodied, good carbonation & pretty good balance

Drinks pretty good, just nothing too complicated here. I'd say this reminds me more of an APA than an English PA , decent session ale

russpowell, Oct 01, 2006
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, bronze-coppery in hue with some peachy influences; white foam, sadly the head was only a half finger tall. Head retention was poor, the bubbles quickly dismissed to a soapy cap. The subsequent lacing was spotty but not widespread. The appearance, overall, is decent but far from noteworthy.

The label claims this is an English Pale Ale but one sniff and I am not totally convinced. The hops are too Americanized, sure, it is not a citrus bomb or anything but the fruity, earthy, vibe is kind of clean and off. Okay, I am going to backtrack, the hops are English-style hops but maybe they were grown in the US or something? Maybe that has nothing to do with anything. Maybe the malt, while caramel based with earthy, biscuit hints, is agreeable but it too is a tad clean. Maybe the yeast is too clean. Maybe, in my mind, clean means Americanized. With all that said… the potency is moderate and the aromas are pleasant too smell. That is all that matters. Inviting.

The palate is an Americanized English Pale Ale. Caramel malt is found throughout with hints of fruit, woody hints, biscuit, earth, and the finish is sweet and lingering. IMO, this is a well-made EPA but it is a tad clean for me to consider it great. All the components are in place but I would like a dirtier tasting beer. It is tasty, pleasantly bitter with a good malt base. IMO, this beer falls somewhere between EPA and Amber Ale. Screw the styles… do I like it? Yes.

Medium/medium-light in body, the carbonation is low but natural; overall the mouthfeel is fitting and agreeable. It does fall on the small side of life but I can deal with it.

Props for such a well made beer! It is very easy to drink but with plenty of flavor and little alcohol. Session beer! I would love for this beer to be available in Nebraska. It kind of reminds me of 3F’s Pride & Joy Mild Ale. Lingering aftertaste that begs to be paired with burgers, grilled cheese, or anything BBQ. Lovely! Thank you Aunt Kathy and Uncle Rick for sending me this fine AZ brew. Recommended.

bditty187, Mar 21, 2006
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apperance - Poured a nice dark amber color with a medium sized head that seemed to stick around leaving a fair amount of lace.

Smell - A slightly sweet malty smell with a small hint of florals in the background.

Taste - Sweet tasting malt caracter hit me upon my first sip that was closely followed by a small hint of spice. Non of the flavors were over the top, just a nice balance of each one although a little sweet towards the beginning for my taste.

Mouthfeel - This beer is very light in feeling and very smooth to drink, not at all overpowering in any one aspect. Leaves a nice mildly sweet aftertaste.

Drinkability - A very good session brew, very easy to drink that is not at all harsh on taste.

Comments - A very easy to drink beer that I have had both on tap at the brewery and in the bottle. A great first starter beer to the land of craft brews. Both on tap and in the bottle are great. They have always seemed to have been able to keep the quality very consistant. Great choice if you are looking for a great tasting session craft beer that is very easy to drink.

mrpicklerelish, Apr 29, 2004
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

mikefuski17, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

MTBeerTraveler, Dec 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jason_nwx, May 22, 2014
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8th Street Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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