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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 07-22-2011)
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tzieser, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

avisong, Aug 30, 2012
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Garrett1008, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

LXIXME, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

MrJolly, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, citrusy and soapy with a bit of malts behind it. In the taste, light citrus, herb and earthiness. Has a solid bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, this is a solid pale. Drinkable all day.

Stinkypuss, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Mappies, Jan 26, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev +5.8%

NateBenner, Sep 16, 2014
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45nDown, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle picked up @ Plaza Liquors. 5.0% ABV.

Shouldn't an unfiltered pale ale look unfiltered? It has a bright gold color, very clear, with thin white foam. Lively carbonation, decent head retention. Looks like a pils. The smell isn't much like an ale aither, more like a macro lager. I get a biscuity maltiness, touch of lemon, and virtually no hops. Not too inviting but I'm still hopeful.

The taste is very simple and clean. The bready malt starts to build at the back and there is a touch of bitter aftertaste. Overall it's pleasant but lacking much excitement. The mouthfeel is very smooth, with fine/sharp bubbles. Not too thin.

There is about as much depth in flavor as there was in the brewer's note on the bottle (2 sentences). If he wanted to make a clean lager-tasting ale, then he suceeded. There certainly aren't any "off flavors". The unfiltered thing still confuses me, because I think of wheat beers and I expect cloudiness. I really assumed I would dislike this beer, but I didn't, so alas I say it's worth a try...

bennetj17, Aug 18, 2011
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3.11/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up on 1-21-13 as part of a mixed sixer from Fry's. Best by 4-6-13.

Beer poured golden orange with no head.

Nose is muted malts.

Taste is cereal malts with a grapefruit hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing special. I do like the grapefruit finish though.

arizcards, Jan 28, 2013
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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.