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Nautical Reference Pale Ale - Hilliard's Beer

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Nautical Reference Pale Ale
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 4.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hilliard's Beer visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dirtylou on 01-27-2013)
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2014 01:36:18 | More by anteater
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-15-2014 18:42:35 | More by Sound_Explorer
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-25-2013 04:11:17 | More by NickThePyro
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blackie

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

draft at the brewpub

a: served in a brewery logo can glass, golden orange in color with a finger deep bone white head that falls back to a thin ring

s: pale malts with a bready, slightly toasted aroma, nicely grainy, hops open with sappy pine and citrus rind

m: lighter bodied with a crisp medium carbonation

t: flavorful body of pale malts, touches of grainy bread and hints of toast, hops bring a moderate vein of citrus rind and a touch of pine, restrained but balanced bitterness, good stuff

o: a pleasant pale ale with an extra little dose of character from the chocolate malt, drinks well

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 22:50:52 | More by blackie
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Laklimell

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2013 07:08:23 | More by Laklimell
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Hilliard's. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear orange/amber color with a very small head that reduces to a thin ring quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S: Not an overly hoppy aroma. Some toasted grains and caramel with light pine and a bit of tropical fruit zest.

T: More toasted malt with some toasted nuts as well with grains and some faint grass and orange zest.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: An ok APA. Had it since everything else is readily available in can. Liked the Hilliard's space though, very cool industrial feel.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 01:22:04 | More by mdaschaf
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dirtylou

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on-tap, at the brewery

I've enjoyed many a pint of the Nautical Reference, often paired with something from a food truck parked out front. In the era of dumping a farm full of Citra hops in a beer and still calling it a pale ale, this may not excite the average BA. That's fine - it's an extremely solid creation in the spirit of what a Pale Ale used to be - grassy, layers of toasted malt, earthy green hops. It's honest, versatile and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 21:41:11 | More by dirtylou
Nautical Reference Pale Ale from Hilliard's Beer
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