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Walkabout Pale Ale - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BA SCORE
89
very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-30-2011)
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Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Had this on tap at Flat 12 and also in a bomber that we brought home from them. Evaluated this on 10/4/2011.

The color is lovely - medium yellow amber, very clear with a slight white head the way it was poured from the bomber. Probably different on-tap =)

A heady scent of pineapple, lemon and mango, with a slight musk that I associate with Galaxy hops. Clean and citrusy!

The taste very much holds with the scent - Mango, lemon and pineapple yielding to a dry bitter musky hop finish. Some very slight yeast/bread on the exist. Very clean, with medium body and very little carbonation.

If I had to choose a beer that was satisfying but not something that pummels my taste buds into the ground for daily drinking (other than my beloved porters), it would be this one. I really enjoy the Galaxy hops that have been coming forth in craft beers lately, and this is an excellent example of this hop at its finest.

ElizabethCraig, Oct 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%

Had a growler filled at the Filling Station in Nashville yesterday.Pours into an impy nonic a clear medium golden with a nice looking sticky white one finger head,good clarity to the body and a nice looking sticky head.Nice hop complexity in the nose with a mix of leafy,grassy,and mild pine resin intertwined with a caramel maltiness.Again good hop compleity on the palate with the pine resin a little more assertive but the grassyy and herbal components are stille there,there is a mix of caramel/biscuit and crystal sugar-like sweetness to make it semi balanced.This is a damn fine APA,just great complexity and fresh tasting,top notch here.

oberon, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

markallmon, Today at 12:30 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

supa0525, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Skye1024, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of edhockvols
4/5  rDev +1%

Wasn't sure what to expect as I chose this APA by chance on my 21st birthday at the local Casual Pint in Knoxville.

Initially tried to drink straight from the bottle but soon figured out that this wasn't going to work as I was getting basically a mouth full of foam.

Went to pour it into a glass and got about 4 or 5 times the amount of foam as liquid in the glass.

Once the foam had settled it was delicious. It had a beautiful color and seemed to almost have a bit of sediment left in from what I assume were the spices.??

It had a great fruity taste while staying away from the bitterness that I associate with IPAs.
Is this a common thing in the APAs??

All in all I was satisfied with my first try at a 6 pack of craft beer.

edhockvols, Tuesday at 04:07 PM
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jtladner, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Zonian1, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a clear deep orange body with a thin film of white head that fades to a ring pretty quickly. There is a sluggish carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The rich apricot jam hops aroma is wonderful but a bit muted and there is some soft papery green hop notes in the finish. Some fruit cocktail hints grow as it opens.

T- The apricot jam hops are dry and wonderful. There is an unripe fruit cocktail flavor to follow with a light toasted graham malt hint popping through. The finish has a nice green pungency that lingers softly after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz finish that compliments the hop pungency.

O- This has a great aroma and a great flavor of that classic Galaxy hop. It is just a bit too soft and leaves me wanting more. As it warms, it does get a bit to dry in the finish that takes away from the nice malt character. Just turn it up a bit and this would be a rock star beer.

rhoadsrage, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

zachpaschal, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Pours a fairly clear golden-amber. Average head of off-white suds. Attractive tree-line lacing.

Nose is immediately recognizable -- aromatic Aussie hops with a spiky, sharp, and floral earthiness. Superb.

Taste is also wonderfully brisk and sharp, with notes of bitter grapefruit and earth again. A superlative pale ale that could easily be classified as an IPA, I'd easily pick this up again!

secondtooth, May 06, 2013
Photo of theRooster90
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Pretty nice light copper color with lots of bubbles going up.

S: Literally the best smelling beer I have ever put my nose to! Wonderful fruits and florals, passion fruit. Just amazing how good this beer smells. It should be an air freshener!

T: Again, fruity, with some bitterness and a little hop.

M: Zippy carb with a medium body and easy finish,

O: If you get a chance to try this I guarantee you will smell this for a good while. DEFINITELY give this one a try.

theRooster90, Sep 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

freewill35, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

BigJim5021, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

wrentmore, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

ColtsPig, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4%

Gerasimos, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Big thanks goes out to aasher for sharing this one during the One Year Anniversary of My Wreck Tasting! Served from growler into a Crooked Stave ‘Crooked Line’ tulip. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, pine, pine hop, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, and onion hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The aroma on this one really made it stand out for me this night. It was really well balanced, intense, and pleasant. The pine aspect going on here mixed in perfectly with the citrus portion. The flavor while it was quite nice was just not up to the level of the aroma. Would definitely suggest trying this one for any person out there that is curious or gets the chance. Highly recommended.

thagr81us, Nov 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

arniepnminne, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MajorBuckeye, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

GRG1313, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

claaark13, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

bkonk10, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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Walkabout Pale Ale from Flat 12 Bierwerks
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.