Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

Sweet As! Pacific Ale - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

Not Rated.
Sweet As! Pacific AleSweet As! Pacific Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

(Read More)
Reviews: 27
Hads: 135
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.12%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 08-23-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 27 | Hads: 135
Reviews by alexrichman:
Photo of alexrichman
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A> Poured from a 12oz can, poured a cloudy golden-orange with a small head that dissipated quickly but left a bit of lacing

S> Subdued. Sweet malts, a bit of grass, perhaps a bit of melon and lemon

T> More lively than the bouquet, the malt is complex and less sweet than I thought it would be. The hops are noticeable but not overpowering, much like the smell there is still a lot of grass, with a bit of lemon, and a touch of spice and white pepper. Nice finish with good balance between the hops and the malt.

M> Solid mouthfeel, good carbonation, but a bit too sweet.

O> Pretty interesting beer, it reminds me of a golden ale with a hop profile closer to an american pale ale. A solid beer but just a bit too sweet for the ABV. (749 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Cloudy light amber, thick foamy lace

SMELL: Fresh berries, floral, hop resin, kiwi, bready, honeydew melon, clean alcohol

TASTE: Malty, smooth, big crispness, balanced bitterness, hop-forward flavor, prickly, citrus, dragon fruit, dried grass; semidry, long hoppy finish

Brewed with only “Pacific” hops, meaning from Australia and New Zealand ... Galaxy and Pacifica respectively. Really, really tasty with a kiss of hop flavor that sticks to the palate. More than interesting enough to keep us going, let alone that it is simply very drinkable; a good find if you run into this one. (647 characters)

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sourdog
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mahanson08
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Medium sized white head quickly settles to about a quarter inch then slowly recedes from there above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Light pleasant aroma with some soapiness to it, but it's main characteristics are lightly roasted sweet grain malt evenly blended with a lightly citrus style hops.

The taste is on the lighter side with the light citrus style hops becoming slightly more bitter than the aroma would have suggested and this has an overbearing effect on the lighter lightly roasted malts.

A lighter dryish aftertaste with some slight bitterness and the light soapiness present in the aroma makes a big comeback with the aftertaste on this light to medium bodied beer.

A pretty decent aroma and taste that kind of loses its appeal with the soapy aftertaste that this beer has. (795 characters)

Photo of Nater
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This light yellow beer that comes in a can does not disappoint. It has a sweet aroma from the use of citrus like hops. Has a nice silky mouth feel and is nice and balanced but powerful abv hiding behind a drinkable beer. Great for a hot summers day.

(254 characters)

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, procured from a cool bottleshop/tap room in downtown Sandpoint called the Idaho Pour Authority.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, yet bright medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, silkenly foamy, and chunky dirty white head, which leaves some random streaky and tacky lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of somewhat dank pine resin, mixed tropical fruit (pineapple core, kiwi, and more pedestrian grapefruit), crackery caramel malt, and further leafy, herbal hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, bready caramel malt, honeyed tropical fruit - more or less the same ones from the aroma - resinous pine needles, and more leafy, weedy, and slightly floral hops.

The carbonation is quite understated in its genial and lilting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, these particular hops not of the edgy, prickly sort. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy malt and complex foreign and domestic hop esters still swirling about the various extremities of my palate.

A pretty tasty and engaging Yankee pale ale, one embiggened by a heady dose of south seas fruitiness, which works well, overall. I'm not so sure that the name works as nicely though - I get what they're going for, but it is equally easy to miss or ignore the exclamation point, and see it as 'sweet as pacific ale', which sounds either incomplete, or just confusing. (1,396 characters)

Photo of Aml42000
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured a clear, light orange. The aromatics were extremely powerful showing a mix of stone & citrus fruit along with some floral components. Grassy at first with plenty of grapefruit & a hint of tropical, exotic fruit on the back of the palate. Balanced with a hoppy bite. This is very soft in the mouth despite the hop presence. It leaves a lingering grapefruit finish.

Another very good effort from GoodLife. Hoping this gets canned or bottled soon. (458 characters)

Photo of RyanOooh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Geomendes
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JamLand
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trentbent
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow. Hazy. Haze partly due to the yeast sediment. Foamy head that disappeared quickly.

S: mango. Citrus. Light floral notes. Dough from yeast.

T: mango, citrus. Lemon peel. Light breadiness.

M: medium carbonation. Medium body.

O: this is a pretty good pale ale. Not bad, not outstanding. Light and slightly bitter. (325 characters)

Photo of aaholmes
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From their website: Malt: NW Two Row, White Wheat, Briess Vienna
Hops: Pacifica, Galaxy
On the can 18 IBU. This beer is not an IPA or even a Pale Ale. It is a Blonde or Wit.

Pours cloudy gold with very little white head. Some wispy lacing.
Smells quite nice with a fruity and leathery hops aroma. The website also said this is made with all New Zealand hops.
Taste is fruity, pineapple, apricot, and some minor hop bitterness. Some soapiness probably from the hop variety.
Mouthfeel is medium and just enough carbonation.
Overall a tasty and somewhat unusual beer. I will possibly edit this review after I finish the six pack. (629 characters)

Photo of Beardo
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium, hazy golden amber with a healthy two finger white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, peppery hops. Very nice flavor of light stone fruit, light tropical fruit, citrus, bready malt and low key, but nicely integrated grassy hops. Medium bodied with good active carbonation. This was a bit of a surprise, I'm not a big fan of apa's (rather go full bore IPA), but I liked the other Goodlife brews so decided to give it a t try. I'm glad I did, really enjoyed this. The sweetness is almost inappropriate for a apa, but there is enough going on here and it is so well balanced, that it worked well. This is probably closer in style to a hopped blonde. I liked this enough to not review it to style (and apa is not on the can nor website, so may not have been the style intended). If I were in the market for a six pack of a pleasant session ale, this would be in my top 10. (979 characters)

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sweet As! Pacific Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.