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People's Pale Ale - Intuition Ale Works

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Intuition Ale Works visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Fieldzy27 on 01-29-2011

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 32
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Photo of dogfishandi
2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

Pours out a cloudy deep orange copper color. Retains a nice full slightly off white colored head with pretty good lacing.

Smells a little bit like it's past it's prime. Old cardboard, stale hops a bit woody. Along with that some very light grapefruit citrus, resinous aromas.

The taste is a bit better than the aroma. Still has some stale hop, wet cardboard taste, but not as bad. Slight resinous piney woody hops balanced a bit by some biscuity, light toasted malt.

Average mouthfeel for a pale, maybe a hint of tartness perhaps from the age of this beer.

I'm guessing this is around a year old. Really a shame. Could've greatly benefitted from a canned on date.

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pint at a Florida pub very near brewery.

A fine clear amber color covered by a thin head that soon dissipates to some islands and a ring, but leaves some lacing on glass. {a second sample several monthas later had a more durable head). Dark for a pale ale, the appearance accurately indicates a boldy flavored pale ale.

A nice hoppy aroma with obvious citrus and piney notes. The flavor is more citrusy and less piney than the aroma. It is also more hoppy than their Simcoe IPA (consumed just 2 days earlier). Its really quite bitter and hoppy for a pale ale and will appeal to many people who like IPAs. Good to very good, but I'd like it better with a bit more malt.

Photo of azorie
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Have this on tap @ 3 different places in town. this review is from notes near first of the year.

A: dark off yellow with a small head. served @ 36F, too cold. spare lacing, lots of bubbles. clear body, filtered.

S: Strong hops detected..more like an IPA. Very little malt, or sweetness detected in nose. Pine, some grapefruit.

T: WOW dales IPA/APA clone surprise. lol. again too be expected the brewer learned on w/c is a hop head. If he relabeled it a IPA it might be closer to style, AN APA its not. its an unbalanced mess. oily, sticky tasting mess.

M: semi smooth until you gag on the hops. Nice Carbonation.

O: I keep trying it hoping it get better, but so far, its not my thing, hop lovers, may like it, maybe.

I know these folks are trying but many of them need to apprentice under a real experienced brewer before they decide to open a brewery IMHO. but since folks in this town are hurting many take what they can get I guess. Still overpriced @ brewery for 14OZ.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Intuition Ale Works "People's Pale Ale"
12 oz. can, "PKGD 08/25/14 RED WEDDING"
$1.67 @ Winn Dixie #0199, Jacksonville, FL

Appearance: Hazy deep-amber/copper body. Frothy head of off-white. Very good head retention. Better than average lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy hops (mainly grapefruit) & caramelish malt.

Flavor: Citrusy hops including a hint of lemon, some sweet orange, mild grapefruit, and pith. Some floral character and low-level pine is present as well. The hops appear upfront and combine with the malt across the middle. The malt appears more fully at that point as the hops begging to fade. It's more doughy with a caramel drizzle, than biscuity; and it's got a delicate honeyish edge to it. Low level hop bitterness. Pretty well balanced and rounded.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning towards medium-light in body. Gently crisp with a moderate carbonation level.

Overall: Basic American pale ale with an emphasis on sweetish caramelish malt. Decent enough.

Photo of RickS95
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried this on tap at one of my favorite restaurants. They were out of what I wanted, so I went with something local. The appearance is pretty weak for a pale ale. It was very clear and only slightly darker than an American macro. The head was mediocre, but did have a nice lace.

The smell resembled no other pale ale I can recall. Smelled like an American macro.

The taste did nothing to change my opinion that this really is an American macro because it tasted like a pilsner I can get anywhere, only slightly more hoppy. Tastes like an American macro.

Felt like an American macro. A bit more bitter, but mostly like an American macro.

Overall, this was pretty bad. It was so bad that my next drink was a glass of water. Ultimately I contend that this isn't really a pale ale, but actually an American macro.

Photo of Treyliff
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- pours an amber color with a small fizzy white head, decent retention

S- grainy malty mash with some sweet caramel notes, barnyard, grainy and earthy

T- flavor pretty much follows aroma, grainy and earthy was flavors of dried hay, there's some light hop bitterness on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation, slick mouthfeel and finish

O- not exactly what I would expect from a pale ale, very raw and grainy

Photo of jnmiller
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an under rated staple from a genuine brewery. Intuition makes legit drink and this deserves to be the flagship. Sure I wouldn't go out of my way, but if it's an option I'm on it. Best enjoy out of a tap but have gained great respect for what the guys in Jacksonville come up with. Haven't tried it, try it.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle received as an extra in a trade. No apparent freshness info. Poured in to tulip.

A - Hazy medium orange with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Big sweetness with caramel and honey aroma. The hop profile is seemingly non-existent.

T - A slight bitterness up front but the hop profile is very subdued overall with a huge caramel malt sweetness dominating this beer. This definitely seems old/

M - Light body with moderate carbonation.

O - I am pretty sure that this was an old beer. That said, there was no freshness info available, so I can't be sure. As such, I have reviewed this beer without taking freshness in to account.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Miller's Ale House in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a medium golden amber, with a half inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells pretty malty for a pale ale, toasted, caramel hops, and a little bit of grapefruit and pine.

This is just a pretty unremarkable pale ale. It tastes pretty good, but it doesn't stand out in any meaningful way. It has no bite, at all- the little hop flavor there is consists of pine, and grassy hop flavors, with the slightest smidgen of grapefruit. The malt flavors are more out in front for sure. There's balanced, and then there's just forgettable.

This is medium bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel and a higher level of carbonation.

My first beer from these guys and I'm not overly impressed.

Photo of TBCE
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed copper color with about a inch of frothy foam. Laced the glass substantially. Smells of grapefruit and caramel. Taste is the same, notes of grapefruit and other citrus, mild hops and malt, and caramel back notes. Good overall mouth feel with decent carbonation and pleasant bitterness. Very good brew.

Photo of Massbmx
2.71/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not necesarily bad just very bland

Photo of atlason
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In snifter at Amelia island plantation.

A: golden copper, great lacing, decent small head

S: dominated by citric hops w undertone of sweet dark malts. Smells fresh And clean

T: very nice balance of hops and malts reminiscent of Czech pilsener but significantly bigger. Maltiness is dark, hops have strong american character

M: medium high carbonation w medium body. Citric theme mAkes this one Almost too eAsy to drink

Reviewed on iPhone.

Photo of Swim424
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a left hand glass.

Im drinking this beer as a celebration of finishing my most recent backpacing trip. Had it many times on tap including one of my first craft beers. first time in can though.

A-pours a deep caramel orange with nice head that slowly dissapates into a white cover over the beer.

S-smells delicious. Has a nice piney hop scent with a maltiness in the background.

T-Tastes of a thin caramel malty flavor up front with a well balanced hop bite at the finish.

MF-fairly thin body, but well balanced and fits the beer nicely.

O-This is a damn good beer. On tap all over jax and is always pleasant.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery in JAX, this beer was poured in a pint glass. The beer pours a cloudy yellowish orange-gold coloring with a very thin film of off white, small bubbled head. Light, roasty hops characteristics on the nose. There are strong sweet and syrupy caramel flavors in the backbone of this beer, with subtle peppery hops that mingle throughout, as well as mainline the finish. The aftertaste is almost astringent it's so dry. Creaminess to the aftertaste is very confusing considering the finish, but the beer is pretty damn tasty.

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark orange with a big, white head.

Smells of slightly pine and grapefruit hops with some floral notes and caramel malt.

Taste is caramel grapefruit up front that goes into a more bready middle with notes of pine before ending on a grapefruit and stone fruit finish. Slightly astringent and vegetal but pretty enjoyable overall.

Ligher body with low carbonation works well enough.

A caramel malt and grapefruit/pine hop forward pale ale that is workmanlike....not that that's a bad thing.

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint at the Green Turtle in Fernandina Beach, the beer is bronze with clingy beige head.

It has an aroma of cascades and caramel malts. Reminds me of a Point cascade and that's not a bad thing.

The taste is in lock step with the smell, piney hops, some caramel malts for balance a bit grainy late. You have seen this before and they execute it in spades.

The mouth is spot on with mid-level carbonation and a bit of mouth coating oiliness.

I know APAs don't excite that many people, but this one is well executed!

Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 7.11.14. Drank 11.15.14. Poured into a 12oz shaker from a can.

A: Pours a picturesque amber with two fingers of light khaki head on an aggressive pour. Visible carbonation along the bottom of the glass, and large, light bubbles within the slow fading head. Leaves a patchy lacing until receding to a thin cap.

S: Soft grapefruit, strong caramel malt, and a certain musk that I can't quite define. Almost smells like damp hay.

T: Strong caramel malt right from the beginning, followed by a mild spicy hop bitterness. Grainy and earthy. Not at all what I expected from the same people who make I-10 IPA, or from a pale ale in general.

M: Medium body, light carbonation, smooth and slick from the abundance of malt. Leaves with a slight drying hop bitterness.

O: A commendable effort, but I feel it still needs a bit of refinement. It lacks the clarity, balance, and crispness that the APA style standouts exude. Not something I would seek out again, but I wouldn't necessarily turn down either.

Photo of flagmantho
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head pours a thick finger of frothy ivory foam which doesn't stick around too long. Color is great, though.

Smell: sweet malt with a big dose of citrusy, Cascade-y hops. Not bad, but a little homebrew-ey. Perhaps it is recipe formulation -- a very run-of-the-mill APA.

Taste: flavor tracks with the aroma, with a pretty strong bitterness toward the end. Decent, but nothing special going on here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: a drinkable, sessionable pale ale. I like it for this, although it's nothing new flavor-wise.

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks served in a standard pint. The brew appears a clear burnt copper color with an off-white head and streaming carbonarion. A thin layering maintains across the top from the rising bubbles that lasts throughout the duration.

The smell is fruity and floral with a light toasty caramel grain quality that accents the sweetness of the hop quality quite nicely. A touch of alcohol is noted and increases in boldness as the brew warms up.

The taste is fruity and floral from the hops with a backing of caramel maltiness. The malt gets toasty towards the back. Some modest bitterness increases as it warms and has a nice herbal to mineral finish. Some yeasty notes are evident in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A decent take on the style overall but nothing to get worked up about. I wouldnt hesitate to order this again if options were slim but considering the vast offerings at kickbacks...onward to something else.

Photo of macrosmatic
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper with a one-finger white head and good lacing.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus, and pine hops with a lighter malt aroma in the background.

T: Tropical fruit & citrus pith hops, biscuit malt. Finish seems to be mango & grapefruit bitterness.

M: Heavier mouthfeel for an APA, but what I would consider medium for an IPA. Good amount of carbonation on tongue. Minimal alcohol presence.

O: I thought this was a pretty good beer. Not necessarily one I'd actively seek out again but definitely serviceable. My biggest complaint was that it seemed overly hopped to be categorized as an APA.

Photo of Lerxst
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mellow Mushroom

A-Pours a copper/bronze color with a one finger off white head that has good retention and leaves some lacing.

S-Surprisingly hoppy for a PA. Nice citrus and floral notes are very prominent and are complemented with a noticeable caramel malt back. The nice thing is the hops are clearly at the forefront with the malt playing nicely in the background.

T-Follows the nose with a nice and bitter hop bite-citrus and floral-leading the caramel malt comes in the middle but maintains its role as a supporting player letting the hops shine. Its not incredibly complex, but it is darn good and refreshing. If I hadn't seen the was a PA on the beer menu, I'd be inclined to think it was an IPA. Nicely done! One of the tastier PA I've had. And its a local too with the brewery being 20 min. from my house. I'm not being a homer. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much here, but Intuition delivered on this one. A very nice beer.

M-Crisp, medium body and carbonation, yet its just a touch oily on the finish.

O-A very enjoyable PA that I will certainly be enjoying again. A great summer beer. I wish I could grade in .25 increments. I can't quite give this one a 4.5 overall, but I would give it a 4.25. But, I can't do that, so it'll have to be a 4 overall.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can pkgd 01/26/15, poured in a tumbler. Decent pale ale.

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a nonic pint. Thanks to Brendan for sending this one.

A - Pours the color of a shiny penny with great clarity. One finger of off-white head shows good retention and leaves a full lacing down the side of the glass.

S - Floral hops and grains.

T - Buttery malt, some floral hops, and spice.

M - Very smooth with medium body and micro-carbonation. Clean finish.

O - I was impressed by this APA. Perfect balance for the style and exceptional drinkability. Good floral hop presence and full flavored. I would definitely get this as a session beer if it were available to me.

Photo of BallsDeep
3/5  rDev -14.5%

A decent sessionable ale, but I would have liked a bit more hoppyness. Some of the other beers by Intuition are better.

Photo of steviewonder16
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a pleasant amber color and forms a nice foamy head and clings to the glass. The smell is mostly hops. The caramel and malt flavors are subtle. The citrus - grapefruit - and hops flavors are dominant on the palate, maybe a touch of bitterness. Being a fan of IPAs, it approaches that style.

A very drinkable pale ale. Personally, a littel less citrus or moe caramel/malt flavor would be ideal.

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People's Pale Ale from Intuition Ale Works
80 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.