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Essential Pale Ale - Port City Brewing

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Essential Pale AleEssential Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-25-2013 03:19:33 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-10-2013 19:50:14 | More by dcbeers
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navin

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-05-2013 19:30:42 | More by navin
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-01-2013 18:34:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Lighter brown, but like you'd expect from a pale ale.

S - Smells like citrus and flowers and something i couldn't place.

T - It tastes like goji fruit! almost exactly and similar to goji tea. It's an Asian fruit.

M - Slippery.

O - I like Goji fruit and that's why this is a good pale ale to me. It's like a fruit beer in that way, but also a good pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:01:40 | More by maketheheartglad
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Bnoise11

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-24-2013 20:35:29 | More by Bnoise11
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-22-2013 20:49:37 | More by Novabrewer
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-21-2013 22:33:20 | More by tadmuchowski
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-15-2013 19:32:11 | More by mcaulifww
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a transparent orange with some floaties in it. Smells like flowery and piney hops, very nice. Tastes of light grain and flowery hops, but not overly bitter. Beer goes down really smooth and is highly drinkable for its light body. Overall, an above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 21:50:37 | More by cyclonece09
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-27-2013 20:02:07 | More by MarvinSnyder
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-27-2013 19:38:27 | More by IrishColonial
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czillmer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

04-24-2013 02:35:38 | More by czillmer
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

04-11-2013 01:11:48 | More by bubseymour
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-03-2013 02:53:32 | More by Sludgeman
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klesniew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

03-23-2013 21:05:30 | More by klesniew
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circus_cat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-04-2013 17:37:44 | More by circus_cat
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erogers

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-17-2013 07:03:50 | More by erogers
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-08-2013 05:39:55 | More by maxk
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-28-2012 02:03:48 | More by TubaManJack
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium copper with light white foam. Laces. Nose is grassy pine, citrussy. Mellow malt, pushy hop, latent bitter. Easy drinker with enough hop to make its presence felt but not overpower. Straightforward pale but certainly good.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 15:55:52 | More by KTCamm
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-01-2012 00:30:18 | More by dexterk1
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e30todamax

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-30-2012 20:05:05 | More by e30todamax
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-07-2012 17:04:45 | More by BigTrubble
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tanner1980


4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-31-2012 01:21:28 | More by tanner1980
Essential Pale Ale from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.