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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

140 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2013 19:46:27 | More by Sonofalime
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Nitty703

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-28-2013 23:33:44 | More by Nitty703
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-13-2013 11:56:00 | More by bmur112
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Hesperus

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: Cloudy and golden with a two finger white head with decent retention, leaving behind a layer of residual foam. Fairly good lacing.

Smell: Piney hops with some resin, grapefruit, some herbal notes and perhaps a little bit of spiciness.

Taste: Similar to nose, pine and grapefruit make up the bulk of the flavor profile, with some herbal and malt notes in the background.

Mouthfeel: Wet with middling carbonation. Highly drinkable and moderately refreshing.

Overall: A very serviceable pale ale that is certainly on the hoppier side of the spectrum. That being said, this is far from the best I've had.

08-09-2013 22:59:55 | More by Hesperus
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DAS30

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-02-2013 02:44:33 | More by DAS30
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-29-2013 20:29:54 | More by cnwillis31
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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
Essential Pale Ale from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.