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Extra Pale Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Belgian-style Extra Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of sweet Mandarin oranges from Blossom Bluff Farms and California two-row barley. We dry-hop with generous doses of aromatic Cascade and Columbus hops and finish the beer with a hint of lightly toasted American oak. Enjoyed best with your favorite seasonal fare.

(Beer added by: drgarage on 08-23-2012)
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Reviews by mynie:
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mynie

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Pour pretty; dark orange-gold with a white seafoam head. Smells of earthy malt, peppery yeast, and light dry hops.

Tastes fizzy up front, then there comes nodes of pleasantly aggressive pepper, and then a tiny bit of a citrus. The back end is firm, with more nodes of white pepper against a light woody finish. I honestly probably wouldn't have guessed it was oak aged unless the bottle hadn't said so, because the yeast is really the dominant feature here. It's one of the most aggressively spicy light-ABV beers I've ever had that wasn't aged with peppers.

This is a very hoppy, dry Belgian Pale. More of a hybrid BPA/AIPA than an Orval-type BPA.

11-21-2013 05:46:18 | More by mynie
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rob133

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 20:16:12 | More by rob133
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crowsoup

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

10-03-2012 19:26:05 | More by crowsoup
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-29-2013 04:56:19 | More by mdaschaf
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2013 19:35:38 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours a finger of head on a clear copper colored body.
The aroma is loaded with pine and grapefruit... it's like putting the hop cone right up to your nose.
The taste is moderate pine bitterness, then tapers off to a mildly sweet malt finish.
The texture is crisp with some softness around the edges.
Enjoyable to drink.

02-02-2014 03:39:59 | More by Fatehunter
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-22-2014 07:05:55 | More by mc4z
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 22:28:17 | More by GRG1313
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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2014 17:43:28 | More by rowbow
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garrettboatman

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2014 01:04:04 | More by garrettboatman
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

09-15-2013 00:31:07 | More by kbuzz
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NRo

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-29-2014 17:43:34 | More by NRo
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2013 15:15:35 | More by mdillon86
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AleHunter805

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-17-2014 20:31:33 | More by AleHunter805
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +16%

On tap @ Monk's Kettle

A - Hazy medium orange with a thin layer of bright white head.

S - Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, slight honey sweetness.

T - Fairly sweet at first, immediately giving way to a big bitterness. Pine, musky, orange zest. Dry, bitter finish

M - Medium body. Creamy. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

08-07-2013 15:34:42 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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mrcraft

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-22-2014 17:14:01 | More by mrcraft
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-03-2013 20:05:48 | More by Hopmodium
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Beeranator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2013 00:35:05 | More by Beeranator
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.69/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear, somewhat still, golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a persistang thin film and ring around the glass, leaving lacing. Aroma of tangerine and orange, grassy and pine hops, mild sweet malt. Flavor starts with orange rind, citrus hops, citrus and tropical fruit finishes with lingering hop bitterness, citrus rind and a light, distinct mandarin orange component. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. An interesting exploration of the orange citrus family, with distinct orange and orange rind flavors. The Belgian character is subtle. Finish is bitter from both citrus rind and hops and is a bit astringent in the finish. An interesting and unusual take on a pale ale.

08-22-2013 03:19:55 | More by LiquidAmber
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dpool

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-21-2014 22:17:01 | More by dpool
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 18:51:03 | More by OnryAndMean
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largadeer

California

2.4/5  rDev -31.4%

Appearance: The body is an attractive clear filtered gold. Pours with two fingers of lasting head.

Smell: Pretty yeasty, like a hopped up (and fruited) Belgian pale ale. Brings to mind orange flavored hard candy. Some chalkiness is present, presumably from the yeast, and plenty of zesty citrus. There's a touch of oak in here, too, which brings a note of vanilla that works well with the strong orange presence. This feels a bit muddled with so many different elements, but to it's credit there aren't any overbearing qualities either.

Taste & mouthfeel: Drying, somewhat astringent citrus rind flavor up front. The punchy hop bitterness and oak intensifies this effect. It's plenty yeasty, too. Chalky, phenolic, peppery, this has a bit of a farmhouse yeast quality to it. While the aroma is decent, I'm not a fan of this beer on the palate. The combination of heavy-handed bittering hops, oak and pithy orange creates a wearying astringency that beats the tongue down after half a glass.

Overall: OK stuff. It has potential, but the recipe needs some work.

09-07-2012 02:57:24 | More by largadeer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-25-2013 02:37:29 | More by st9647v3
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Eighty

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-05-2013 17:48:14 | More by Eighty
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NickBeery

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2013 04:05:42 | More by NickBeery
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Extra Pale Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.