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Menemsha Creek Pale Ale - Offshore Ale Company

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Menemsha Creek Pale AleMenemsha Creek Pale Ale

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kirkpjr on 10-13-2010)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ElijahRivera:
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.81/5  rDev +13.4%

22 oz. bottle with no freshness date consumed on October 24, 2013.

A- After pouring it into my new Duvel Nymph tulip glass, a big, cream colored, uniformly foamy head formed. It lasted quite a while and left sparse lacing. Lively streams of carbonation can be seen rising from the center of the glass. Translucent, deep copper body with bright orange highlights.

S- Mostly sweet malted grains with a complimentary herbal, citrus fruit hops aroma.

T- Has a bit of that sweet, candied quality up front that is followed and balanced by the hoppy bitterness. The flavors play back and forth a bit with the bitterness winning out in the end, while still managing to not be overly bitter for a pale ale.

M- Mid to full bodied for the style. A little low on the carbonation, but not to a detriment. Pretty smooth and crisp with a nice dry finish.

O- Complex enough to keep it from becoming boring, but still easy enough to drink when your tired brain wants to take a break. A worthy pale ale, but I can't help but think it tastes better sitting at the Offshore brewpub bar on Martha's Vineyard watching the Yankees beat up on the Red Sox.

12-28-2013 01:55:17 | More by ElijahRivera
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

From the bomber into a New Belgium globe. No freshness date noticeable.

Pours a hazy orange with a fluffly head. Nice lacing down the glass.

Nose is pretty uneventful, slight malt background with some floral hops in there as well.

Taste is what you would expect from a pale ale. Citrus and floral hops up front with a caramel malt backbone.

Medium bodies with carbonation on the lower side.

Overall not a bad APA. Nothing revolutionary but solid none the less. I'm heading to the Vineyard this summer and will be stopping by Offshore a couple of times and will probably grab a pint of this if available.

06-18-2011 03:32:51 | More by BennyL1
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

11-03-2013 23:40:35 | More by ThisMoonlife
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

Bomber brought back from the island to me sitting in CT, poured into a pint glass.

Pours orange tinged amber. Very light on the foam with no residual layer. Fruity malt smell. Light. Malty taste, full hop bitter surrounds. Lingering Bitter. Good carbonation. Small bubblegum flavor. Some caramel.

Flavorful pale ale.

07-23-2011 11:53:45 | More by KTCamm
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev +8.6%

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 29, 2012. The pour is an attractive looking copper-amber with an off-white, soapy head that lingers for the entire session.

The aroma has a nice balance of sweet malts and light earthy or floral hops. But the nose is more sweet.

The body is around medium and smooth.

The taste begins sweet but the moderate, hopped bitterness swiftly takes over and presents itself as in charge. In some respects this reminds me more of an American IPA. It is a decent beer with which to wallow away the time.

07-29-2012 18:57:03 | More by puboflyons
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

06-29-2013 02:05:37 | More by liquorpig
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kirkpjr

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

Thanks to Jayli for this one.

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a pale, clear, golden yellow color with 2 fingers of fluffy head. Abundant sheets of lace as the beer drinks down.

S: Sweet candy malts, with an apple scent dominating. Very light floral and citrus hops.

T: An unexpected but nice bitterness hits the palette first, followed by the sweet malts noted in the smell. Light and fruity, with some piney bitterness sticking at the end.

M: Thin in body with moderate carbonation. Light hops stick to the palette.

D: Easy drinking APA. Light and crisp.

10-13-2010 23:14:52 | More by kirkpjr
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fx20736

New York

4.38/5  rDev +30.4%

appearance: medium amber, khaki head, not many bubbles. Ghost like lacing.

aroma of bready malts and caramel sweetness.

mouthfeel; soft and smooth

taste; bed of malt is followed mild herbal hop sting.

notes: very nice beer, good looking, nice aroma, good finish. This is listed as an APA but this is an EPA all the way.

08-14-2012 19:09:53 | More by fx20736
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19%

Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.

Very pretty orange yellow body and a nice white head.

Fruity, light tangerine smell. Faint sweet grain.

Juicy hop flavor and nice grain balance.

Medium mouthfeel and light carbonation.

Nice beer. Well balanced. A lighter representation of the style. I would drink this beer again.

03-29-2012 03:51:45 | More by jneiswender
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character up front. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, although there are better pale ales out there, this is still a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

04-13-2012 00:06:57 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -11.3%

22oz bottle purchased as a single at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy amber brew. Head fades gradually, with plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet with a vegetal hops character.

Taste starts slightly worty, has a citrus tang in the middle, and closes with earthy hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, soft over the tongue, and drinkability is alright. Flavor just isn't working for me on this one.

08-06-2011 19:21:47 | More by ppoitras
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-07-2012 01:03:31 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +14%

Decent starting head which very good rings of lace. Settles in a dome fashion. Mild haze to an otherwise dark gold color.

Smell: More sweet than most APA's. Lots of caramel. There is a mild hop spice in the background. I also note some warming alcohol to the nose.

This is a dry beer, considering the smell. Strong pale malt start, but the hop is strong in the swallow, leaving a lasting aftertaste. My only complaint would be the relatively weak body.

07-24-2011 22:29:52 | More by smcolw
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ms11781

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, amber color with some orange hues. Not much in the way of a head, maybe a thin cap, and what does develop disappears very quickly. Not much in the way of lacing. Occasionally a thin line of foam is left on the glass but it slides back down fairly quickly.

The nose isn't all that strong but it does lean towards the malty side. Sweet caramel malt is present almost immediately. Pale malt makes an appearance, too. Some floral hop aromas are here but they are faint as well. Really not much else going on.

The taste follows extremely closely with the nose. Floral hops are here but sort of seem lose as the sweet malt background comes to the foreground. There is a slight bitterness in the semi-dry finish but it disappears as quickly as it shows up.

Body on the lighter side of medium with carbonation somewhere in the middle. Semi-dry throughout, but even more so at the finish. The weaker flavors and aromas seem to make it feel thinner than it probably is.

Overall, this is a below average beer. Light malts and even lighter hops don't play well with the mouthfeel of the beer. It's somewhat dry yet seems thin and almost watery at the same time due to the lack of flavor.

08-06-2011 02:21:04 | More by ms11781
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Arnoldo


2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-18-2012 03:03:13 | More by Arnoldo
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2014 02:29:16 | More by Patlee3324
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Durge

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev +5.1%

A yellow-ish golden-brown colored ale served cold in a pint glass this brings a decent off-white froth that maintains a thin cover and generous lacing. The aroma is a simple clean caramel wheat with a grassy edge. The flavor comes on with a crisp wheat-grass and a mild lemon edge over caramel malt. It’s very crisp in feel with a medium light body and light but frisky carbonation. It’s a tad aqueous, but not in a bad way for such a refreshing ale. I also get some skunk cabbage that adds a neat bitterness. Overall I enjoyed this edgy pale ale. It’s not the citrus-pine sort of hoppiness I crave most, but it delivered an interesting and refreshing ale treat.

09-17-2012 16:47:27 | More by Durge
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

I picked up a bomber at Kappy`s in Falmouth, MA.

Appearance is a darkened yellow tone with a thin head.
The smell of MCPA is really basic, with some malt and hops present, but not overpowering. Taste has a slight stronger presence with similar elements and a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is ok, with appropriate carbonation levels for this pale ale. Drinkability is also ok. Overall, this beer is a good option versus BMC when on the cape/islands.

11-19-2010 01:45:21 | More by mltobin
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-26-2013 12:03:19 | More by BRYeleJR
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

Pours medium amber with a decent head. Some lace.

Some dry grain and toasted notes. Some hoppy aromas.

Decent malt with a bit of a dried edge to it. Bitterness is firm, and is a bit too much. The malt needs some sugar, and is more sour than sweet as the palate clears.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall, not bad. Some flaws, but worth a try.

08-04-2012 22:47:01 | More by OtherShoe2
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev +6%

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.

s; Mild pine.

t: Light fruit up front with a hop bite which grows in intensity after a few seconds. Bitterness lingers.

m; Light and crisp.

o; Bought this on sale, assumed it was rather aged, but the hop presence was pretty powerful. Not a whole lot of flavor though after the initial fruit. Bitterness grates a bit after awhile.

02-03-2014 18:35:53 | More by scotorum
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +19%

05-28-2013 21:31:44 | More by Celtics76
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jsouza

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2014 23:35:44 | More by jsouza
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 12:35:56 | More by Fettpopps
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vande

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +0.6%

Golden blondish pour with slight orangish highlightslight white layer of head that disipates somewhat quickly....interesting smell of varios light malts and bitter hops....similar in taste with a bit of buttery note....smooth drink and easy to go down.... decentpale ale that was new to me...of

02-18-2012 23:24:59 | More by vande
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Menemsha Creek Pale Ale from Offshore Ale Company
78 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.