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Extra Pale Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
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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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

08-15-2013 05:08:40 | More by ucsbmullet
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-18-2013 21:00:33 | More by jvillefan
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine hops with citrus zest, sweet caramel malts, and some oak.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness, orange zest, and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness, some oak, and a touch of bready malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, citrus zest, citrus and pine hops, bitterness, and some oak.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice APA with a good hop profile and some nice complexity added by the oak.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 08:00:20 | More by ngeunit1
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dpool

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

04-13-2013 22:54:42 | More by brotherloco
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rstenson

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-09-2013 04:09:13 | More by rstenson
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an orange amber body and a finger of tight soapy head. Retention is very good and leaves tight rings of lace on the glass.

Aroma is very bright, grapefruit zest, lemon grass and ginger. Backing of thin bready malt and dry oak.

Taste is dominated by the bitterness of the hops, a slight honey malt balance with copious grapefruit pith, young pine, soapy coriander and Belgian yeast. Bitterness is forceful and lingering with grapefruit pith, dry oak, chalky minerals and oolong tea. Soapy and drying but also refreshing.

Medium body with good carbonation and drying of the sticky malt. The perceived drying effect of the bitterness does make some of the alcohol stand out.

Not a classical Belgian Pale, rather a blend of Belgian and American pale ale elements. The dry hopping of this beer makes the aroma light and bright to play in tune with the soapy grapefruit bitterness. Very refreshing but I can see it coming off as too bitter or chalky for some. Do give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 06:39:57 | More by rawfish
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

08-03-2013 20:05:48 | More by Hopmodium
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

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

California

4/5  rDev +14%

07-09-2014 02:41:15 | More by GClarkage
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No1Smitty

California

4/5  rDev +14%

08-13-2013 02:03:51 | More by No1Smitty
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alisatns

California

4/5  rDev +14%

08-15-2013 02:54:41 | More by alisatns
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +14%

03-09-2013 15:47:28 | More by mhaugo
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carmike813

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

02-18-2014 05:58:04 | More by carmike813
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brianjtito

California

4/5  rDev +14%

06-14-2014 22:57:55 | More by brianjtito
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

12-21-2013 03:41:26 | More by cp45
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Arkay

California

4/5  rDev +14%

12-24-2013 22:39:46 | More by Arkay
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

08-20-2013 03:30:51 | More by grittybrews
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

02-05-2013 20:18:39 | More by laurastradford
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seand

California

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

A: Pours a translucent amber with a fair amount of off-white head. The foam dissipates to a solid blanket over the surface and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet and grassy, with a touch of yeast.

T: Sweet with a strong bitter hop note underneath. The balance is pretty nice.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a solid but not really exceptional hoppy American pale.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:41:13 | More by seand
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JimmyTango

California

4/5  rDev +14%

08-27-2012 19:26:00 | More by JimmyTango
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +14%

07-29-2013 05:19:17 | More by DSkilling
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Mostly clear orange copper body. Thick finger of dense, creamy, light beige head. Nice lacing. Nose is full of nice, fresh hops. Citrus, light pine, and resin play nicely with fruity, slightly tropical notes. Light toasted oak as well.

Toasted, bready malts up front. Quickly turns fruitier, with light caramel notes. Citrusy hops come on by mid-palate and the bitterness gradually escalates. Somewhat piny and herbal near the finish. Hint of oak. Nice blend of fruity malt sweetness and citrus hop bitterness. Slight metallic note in the dry-ish finish. Medium-bodied with a smooth, creamy feel. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 23:10:50 | More by alexgash
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark orange, light copper. Slight haze. 2 finger head.

S- Instantly pick up the Mandarin oranges. They have really taken the nose hostage. Some citrus and earthy hops in the background. Cracker malts. I know the orange is added, but I like the aroma of it.

T- Citrus, orange, pepper on the front end. Mellows out towards the end. Not picking up much of the Belgium aspect.

M- Acidic, light body, not overly bitter. Crisp.

O- Solid start, mild finish. Not sure it fits the profile of the style it claims to be, but I certainly enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:46:06 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Extra Pale Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.