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

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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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josh00


5/5  rDev +39.7%

01-05-2013 18:30:57 | More by josh00
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swthomas55

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at the brewery in Tempe, this was my introduction to 4 Peaks. I thought it was an excellent example of English pale ale. The aroma is a beautiful blend of pale malt and English hops (my nose said Goldings), acting as an invitation to drink. The beauty of the aroma carries through to the flavor and mouth feel. The balance of malt, hop flavor, sweet and bitter is excellent. To my taste, it would be hard to improve on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 02:39:33 | More by swthomas55
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ryane

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
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

Serving type: cask

01-11-2008 19:09:43 | More by ryane
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unclejimbay

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8th St Pale Ale / 4.5 across all cats

Nice light copper in color, excellent head and retention.
Fruity hop aromas on a subtle medium/light malt backbone. Tastes as it smells.
Medium body and low carbonation.
A solid Pale Ale with nice fruity hop profile.

This beer had one of the best clarity cask offerings I have ever drank, showcases the hop flavor exceptionally.

Serving type: cask

05-21-2010 04:19:49 | More by unclejimbay
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-29-2013 17:20:22 | More by prock180
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conner11

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-29-2014 00:55:50 | More by conner11
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had several of these beers at a wedding. I drank them both out of bottle and in a glass.

A-beige head, nice and kind of rocky. Black walnut body.
S-wonderful hop front. Earthy and floral
T-nice hop front, toasted malt middle. clean hop finish.
M-medium
D-This was a great beer. I enjoyed it very much. Incredible flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 15:00:09 | More by jneiswender
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Lucklys

Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Jumping right in, the 8th Street Ale is an English-style pale ale and has been commended on its taste proximity to ales brewed in England, thanks to the British grown Kent Golding and Fuggle hops. Enough with the fancy talk though. This beer is a lovely coppery maple syrup color, or even a burnt orange depending on the light. It pours with lots of carbonation into a rich, soapy off-white head that leaves behind a considerable amount of thick lace.

The smell is a of wonderful sweet barley concoction permeated by a light yeasty tint and a mixture of spicy floral and something woodsy. There isn't a whole lot of bitter in the scent, which I didn't expect initially because of the types of unique hops used in the brew, but I discovered that the spiciness was thanks to the Kent Golding hops.

The taste is almost exactly like the smell, only with a smoky sweet malt, rather than barley, and the bitterness finally rearing its head. Again, expecting an overwhelming bitterness, I was pleasantly surprised with the bitter flavor and how light it was; I was relieved that it refused to stick to my tongue for an unappetizing after taste. The 8th Street Ale has quite a light mouth feel, just passing over the line into watery, and ends more on the dry side - thankfully neither of these do anything to take away from the tasty flavors.

I found this English-style ale very easy to drink, and would enthusiastically pick up a six-pack in the future. It is an excellent Arizona beer, made light and ready for the hotter temperatures from April to October. It is recommended to be accompanied by Indian or Middle-Eastern food, but as I'm not the biggest fan of either, I say this would be spot on with a nice basket of fish and chips. If you're going to go with an English-style beer, you might as well go with English-style food! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 20:40:46 | More by Lucklys
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Stoneman78

California

4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Tempe brewery
A- Clear medium orange hue, nice white wispy head and lacing
S- Sweet citrus, pale malts, caramel malts, cotton candy and bubblegum
T- Sweet fruits with a tinge of sour grapefruit give way to bread malts, spices, and floral hops, finishes very dry
M- Light/medium-bodied, chewy texture, moderate carbonation
D- Very nice balance of sweet and bitter flavors, unique, delicious, and easy to drink, this pale ale is one of the top core beers from 4Peaks

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2007 02:51:25 | More by Stoneman78
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KevinBrewer

California

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear pale amber with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

N- Toasted grain with a beery twang and a blanket of flowers. Also some caramel, spice, soft fruity accents, and a hint of citrus.

T- Crisp toasted grain sweetened with a little caramel and balanced with an exceptionally smooth hop bitterness. Fruity and floral hops add another dimension to the malt, and some juicy citrus quenches the thirst, enticing you to take the next drink.

M- Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D- Overall, an exceptional session ale. Very full flavored and thirst quenching at the same time. 4.5%ABV makes this a beer to buy by the case.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 04:30:15 | More by KevinBrewer
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FrozenJoe

Alaska

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a couple of pints of this on tap at the Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe earlier today. I've had some of their other brews and found them to be lacking in flavor (Sunbru and Kilt Lifter) or over hopped for my palate (Hop Knot). The 8th Street Pale Ale was just right. Very well rounded and balanced. I'll be looking to get this at my local grocery store.

Appearance
It was on tap and filled to the brim of the pint glass, so its kind of hard to say. Light copper color. Not that much visible carbonation. Good lacing.

Smell
Malts and floral hops.

Taste
Malts and floral hops. Perfectly balanced. Clean. Not bitter.

Mouthfeel
Very smooth and drinkable. Good, solid, medium body. Clean finish. The hops are floral in character, so the finish was not that bitter or dry. Goes down super smooth but has body and character.

Overall
A pretty awesome beer. Well done Four Peaks. Balance and clean flavor are the hallmarks of this brew. Wonderful hop character. Good body. Smooth, flavorful, and satisfying. Definitely worth trying if you go to either of their pubs or see it in a store.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2014 06:10:29 | More by FrozenJoe
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Auraan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-18-2012 04:59:26 | More by Auraan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-12-2013 17:21:36 | More by LXIXME
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crobinso

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-02-2012 18:55:20 | More by crobinso
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constantine_272

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-21-2013 02:10:27 | More by constantine_272
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-08-2012 14:20:36 | More by Bobhoya
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bnewms87

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-13-2014 04:20:15 | More by bnewms87
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humuluslupulus8

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer was a transparent orange/light tan color. It had a good 1/2" to 3/4" head when poured that went away pretty soon. There was an average amount of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass.

S: There was an enjoyable floral and fruity hops smell. This may be my favorite beer in regard to aroma, and I often compare the smell of other beers to this one.

T: The beer tastes similar to its aroma. There was a perfect balance between bitter hops and sweet malt. Although the beer was well balanced, I did not find it at all boring or plain.

M: The beer had a good specific gravity for the style, which contained a slightly above average carbonation compared to mainstream beers. The head was noticeable but not too thick while it lasted.

D: Overall, this is a very drinkable beer that I would enjoy having often. The flavor is balanced yet complex and would be appropriate for a variety of occasions and food parings. Furthermore, I enjoyed this English pale ale much more than the Boddingtons Pub Ale I have tried. This is currently my favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 22:43:32 | More by humuluslupulus8
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-27-2013 16:06:21 | More by DRTBrewster
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Andkr3w

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-16-2014 03:36:13 | More by Andkr3w
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OtisinAZ

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

The beer poured a hazy light orange color with a small white head.

First smell was a citrus flowery hop aroma with some very light malt notes.

Taste was very drinkable. A soft malt taste with a well balanced hop bitterness. A lemon flavor was detected.

Great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:01:00 | More by OtisinAZ
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thekanna

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Networks Cafe in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona.

A: A light amber with about one finger of white head.

S: Citrus fruits, some hops, faint malts and a general freshness.

T/M: Juicy, citrus fruits with a nice peaches n' cream type of creaminess, which then devolves into a subdued hop bite without losing its malty, biscuity smoothness.

D: One of the things I've definitely learned from being a member of this site is that when in (insert city name here), drink as the locals do. This completely applied this time (at Phoenix for a conference).

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2010 06:12:43 | More by thekanna
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours off amber with generous white head (good pump from the cask!). Served in 20 oz. Imperial Pint glass. Nice.

Nose is slanted towards the citrus, especially lemon or lemon peel.

Palate is skewed into the lemon citrus direction also, especially with the cask version of the ale. The seemingly lighter body makes this almost as light and refreshing as a cold lemonade, but the slight toasty flavors of the malt and overall rounded hoppiness remind you of what's in the glass.

Serving type: cask

12-19-2008 04:18:17 | More by yemenmocha
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jeffaz02t

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Served in a proper English style pint glass, very nice copper color, not much head.

S: Citrus, yet balanced with a great malty smell.

T: Served at almost room temp, so it is easy to taste all aspects of this beer. The hops hit me right away, but it is not too hoppy. The aftertaste is actually more malty than hoppy, and for most pales it is not like this. I like it allow.

M: medium

D: Could drink all day long!

Serving type: cask

11-16-2008 15:53:37 | More by jeffaz02t
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snpub540

California

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a dryhopped cask version at the Tempe location.

Pale golden hue, with some amber highlights in it. Nice off white head that was about 2 fingers in height. Left very clingy lacing on the glass.

Aroma was nicely balanced between floral hops and bready and caramel notes.

Taste was a supper smooth balance between the bready sweetness upfront and the crisp floral bitter hop finish.

The cask gave a super creamy body that was just about the best part of this beer. Easy drinking and quite enjoyable I must say.

Serving type: cask

05-02-2011 06:54:51 | More by snpub540
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8th Street Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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