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Essential Pale Ale - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ahalloin on 02-04-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ldmuldoon, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Sgbrown78, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Loveyourbeer, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

derryd, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JR_Williamson, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ariceclemson, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

bsm80x, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ok, a beer brewed in my state and it did not disappoint. Head and color and lacing aside(they were ok), the aroma and flavor of this beer were very nice. There was a good amount of citrus that was balanced out well at the end with a nice amount of hops. Pale Ale??. Yes it was!!. A touch of malt helped bring this beer to the great balance that it is. Good Job !!

hophugger, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JennyWhite, Aug 17, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

sebaastionb, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Psberrier, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Socialiste, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Frank_TX
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from a bottle and purchased in Alexandria, VA. Overall I was impressed by this easy-drinking "pale ale." Not too heavy and was able to finish 1/3 of a 6-pack without any effort. Next time I am in Alexandria, I need to tour the brewery.

Frank_TX, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

fosters9, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

scripna, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

paulish, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Uf0T0fU, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

edugasmtl, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

david18, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DeepSouthSipper, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

billab914, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Aubs723, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

apasternak, Jun 17, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden cloudy with tons of sediment floating within, a finger of sticky looking off white head. No visible carbonation.

S: Candied pineapple, onion, garlic, light spruce notes, yellow life saver candy.

T: Fruit cocktail, sweet and malty, nice yeasty dough quality, light bitterness. Significantly sweet, like a pineapple candy, but not overdone.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. The hops clean the palate from the initial sweetness leaving room for another sip.

O: The APA’s I enjoy most are of this style. Fruity, balanced, sweet with a good hop ending, yet the flavours all play well together Bought in Williamsburg, VA at the Cheese Factory.

patre_tim, Jun 17, 2014
Essential Pale Ale from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.