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Pale Ale - The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 01-14-2010

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of beer2day
4.44/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dar hazy gold pour with 1.5 finger medium cream head. Not much lace and zero head retention.

Intense citrus hops for the style. Light bready malts, but mainly grapefruit and lemon. Nice hop presence.

Big grainy hop hit on the tongue. Intense finish. Listed at at high IBU and the taste seems to back that up. Big bright citrus finish.

Very nicely done and one I'll gladly get again.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Hogie2005
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Brewery:

A: Copper pale, probably from crystal malts, with short lasting 1/2 inch head.

S: Medium hop aroma of citrus and pine. Probably a blend of C hops. Would expect more hop aroma from an APA. Seemed to not be dry hopped.

T: Balanced with nice malt flavor backed up with a clean bitterness. Once again, hop flavor is subdued as it seems later addition hopping is not utilized.

M: Good carbonation with a medium mouth feel

O: A nice pale ale that seems stuck between English (malt dominate) and American (Hop flavor dominant) pale characteristics. More hop additions would greatly benefit this beer.

Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant gold/orange pour with a finger of white. Laces the glass ok.

Aroma, Light pine and citrus. Again I find the aroma very subdued as in several other brews.

Taste redeems. Balanced caramel malt with herbal and citrus tones. Finishes with a slight toast and pine bitterness.

Lighter bodied and very easy to drink. Ample fine bubbled carbonation.

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at The LAB in Asheville, NC.

Deep golden with a small white head and good lacing. Lots of citrus in the aroma. The flavor follows suit with a nice citrusy bitterness and a moderate malt backbone. I wasn't sold at first but it grew on me over the course of the pint. The consistency is creamy with a moderate carbonation.

This is a pretty decent pale ale that's flavorful yet still very drinkable.

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3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub in a shaker pint. A cloudy dull copper, thin white head leaving behind a sheet of fine white lace. Smell: caramel, leafy, earthy, with a little orange citrus. A little too malt heavy. Taste: orange citrus, caramel, sweet and bready, some house-ish yeast character, finishing spicy and earthy. Balanced but does the most with its 35 ibus. Drying fruity finish.

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3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dropped off at the open air table a faintly hazed, copper-toned body with a scant, white head.

Smell: A composite aroma made up of notes smelling of pale malted barley, light caramel, and citrus peels.

Taste: Simple, humble pale malted barley with no more than a minor touch of caramel sweetness. Pithy, lightly fruity citrus taste. Medium bitterness. A bit of pine. Finishes expectedly dry with a little bitter lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: You'll find no bells and whistles here, just a basic pale ale.

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the brewpub from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a hazy red-orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt and weak citrus hop on the followthrough. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. I have had better pale ales, but it wasn't too bad. The hops are a little weak in this one but still present. The flavor definitely lingers around on the palate when done with each sip. This is worth trying for any hop or pale ale fan if you are in the area.

Photo of JMac311
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably my least favorite offering from LAB. While similar to their IPA, it had a slightly astringent quality that I did not care for. More bitter than I would expect from a Pale with not much hop flavor to complement it. While certainly drinkable and by no means a bad brew, relative to the other LAB beers, it was forgettable.

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Pale Ale from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
82 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.