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

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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of jward329
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of JohnnyJam
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pint glass on tap. I will try it again.

A: Golden color. There is no head and no lacing.

S: There is a sweet smell that may be caramel but there is also something else. It is not metal but a platic smell. This is the most notable: plastic.

T: Weak and not very interesting. Tastes mostly of soap.

M: I can drink it but I wouldn't say that it is easy to drink.

O: This is the third time I tried this beer. Note to self: NOT again. More to dislike than to like.

Photo of pwoods
2.2/5  rDev -38.5%
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.

Photo of GClarkage
2.42/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11/20/06- Received from a BA that was in a yahoo fantasy BB league with me.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness dating. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Amber coloring with a large one inch plus head which is gone instantly. Very minimal lacing.

Smell- One word...celery! Very strong vegetable nose. Infected?

Taste- A touch metallic with a bit of a wet cardboard taste as well. Stronger malt flavor kicks in after the first couple sips. Hops are there, but not as prominent as the malt.

Mouthfeel- Very soda like carbonation.

Drinkability- I'll stay away from this one in the future.

Photo of mikefuski17
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of mhaugo
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Kranders
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty light pouring beer, and really there wasn't a lot too it. It was overly sweet but lacked a lot of body to the beer, which is a little surprising. Very little detectable hops, and just a bland beer overall. A little too light and a little too sweet.

Photo of ccrida
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On draught at FBC, 8th Street Ale is bronze with a thin white collar that leaves very light, scattered lace.

Smell is weak, orange marmalade, a little plastic.

Taste is weak, some malt, phenolic, a hint of esters.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, dry.

Drinkability is okay. It's mild and generic. It's also utterly forgettable. The plasticy phenols are the most distinguishing factor, and are not appropriate for the style.

Photo of kerry4porters
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Coconuts
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Wizzman
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Hunter
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Was at the brewery this afternoon. Sampled two pints of this one. Server came back both times with a brew lacking any kind of a head, just a ghost of one ringing the circumference of the glass. Beer itself was a shade lighter than your standard amber...red-gold might be the best way to describe it. Good shot of hops up the nose in the aroma, some grain/floral notes. Beer had the same tea-tang I experienced with the brewery's Peach beer. Are they adding Lipton's to every batch? Not much bite in the taste, the hops seeming to expend their force in the nose. Maybe I've been conditioned by Sierra Nevada, but I usually expect the hops in a Pale Ale to grab me by the throat. finished with an aftertaste of tea. Drinkable, but why settle?

Photo of ppoitras
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle obtained via trade with nvsblman. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a half inch of whitish head which shrunk down to a small layer of foam reasonably quickly. Slight lacing, but what does form stays put. Light amber in hue, with a light malty aroma. Flavor is of light malt, which is partnered rather well a complementary amount of bitterness. A bit of a metallic aftertaste kind of detracts from the whole experience. Nothing terrible about this brew, but no cause to trumpet it's existance either.

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Chevron in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $8.99 for mixed 6-pack
Purchased: May 15, 2013
Consumed: May 15, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, copper, dark urine-like clear color with 1-2 fingers of khaki-white head. Plenty of foamy layered lacing on the sides. Pretty good retention on the top.

Smelled honey malts up front. Also wheat, hay and grass with a touch of lemon coming through. Honey heavy for the most part though. Faint sugary floral hops come in late.

Tasted like a lighter version than the smell. Honey, wheat, grass with bitterness on the tongue after. Fairly bland.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

Nothing special about this beer. Pretty average all around.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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8th Street Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.