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Extra Pale Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

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Extra Pale AleExtra Pale Ale

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80
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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

anson42, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

510a, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

AaronOp, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

pwoody11, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Rochefort10nh, May 11, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden orange
S: earthy, pine med-low intensity hops balanced with some malt. Pleasant but not complex.
T: Noticeable bitterness from beginning to end ... and not much else. I think if I was to have this with a full-bodied meal (they recommend "braised pork and spicy Mexican dishes") it would nicely cut through. On it's own it's a too much...
M: medium bodied
O: I'd only order it again if I was having the right food to balance the bitterness.

EspressoGuy, May 10, 2014
Photo of DerelictPI
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Extra Pale Ale" is definitely a good name for this beer!

Smell - Lots of citrus comes through. More on the bitter end, than the sweet.

Taste - Follows the nose. I get a lot of citrus (grapefruit, orange rind), and not much in the malt-balance. The mouthfeel is pleasant, full, with a slight dryness from the hops.

I would definitely drink this again but I wouldn't go out of my way to hunt it down.

DerelictPI, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

dpool, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ariceclemson, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Beerbuddy21, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

yeaprolly, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

gspeer711, Mar 10, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass out of the bottle

A - orange /light copper, streaky lacing

S - mellow dry citrus, fruit leather

T - Earthy citrus strong with orange rind

M - Smooth, not very carbonated, growing bitterness on the finish

O - Good beer, better than expected, nothing fancy. Reminiscent of Anderson Valley IPA, with more citrus, and not quite as polished.

lazydayspoiler, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BryanCDM, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

SalukiAlum, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

mc4z, Feb 22, 2014
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carmike813, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Samir79, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jesus808, Feb 10, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Fatehunter, Feb 02, 2014
Extra Pale Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.