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Ocean Pale Ale - Ocean Avenue Brewery

Ocean Pale AleOcean Pale Ale

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 7.44%

Brewed by:
Ocean Avenue Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 11-06-2003)
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3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pretty sure this is a bayhawk contract brew; ocean avenue is definitely a restaurant as opposed to brewery. the product served is a drinkable west coast pale, but it has no real character. some cascadey hop notes on the nose, with a touch of malt. these aromas persist across the palate. medium body and mouthfeel for a beer with under 5% abv. some lingering bitterness at the back end. ocean pale tastes like a mass produced sierra pale, and they are the second largest "micro" in the states. nothing bad here, but nothing worth seeking out. the happy hour deal made it much more appealing; if i lived in laguna beach, i would probably drink these during the discounted hours.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2013 04:57:34 | More by dannydetox
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2013 03:55:59 | More by LXIXME
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-17-2012 05:54:13 | More by mhaugo
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3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Ocean Brewing Co in Laguna Beach, CA for $5. Tapped into a Pint Glass from a Wooden Handle and went for it because this was one of there very limited brews (even though they only have 2 otherwise?).

Aroma- Starts with a light hop and light malt aroma. Might have a bit of caramel but close to nothing if so. Very good!

Appearance- Received with .5 finger head and appropriate! Light pale yellow color body with great clarity. No lacing afterwards.

Flavor- Lower hop flavor form the start (floral?) and then has a low bitterness. Everything here is appropriate but nothing over the top. Average pale ale.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Low Carbonation, and leaves small amount of hop on the palate but just for an instant.

Overall Impression- Has a great drinkability to it and very refreshing! One of the lightest pale ales I've had in a while and it went well with the atmosphere of the place!

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 16:29:02 | More by DCon
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3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was either this or the amber ale of available house brews, so I went to the pale side. On to the beer:

Luring pale blonde straw in color, this beer leaves a bunch of thin lacing on the glass as it's consumed. At first, it's dusty citrus with subdued malts, but the flavors get better as it warms. Bready malts with a fruity pinch and a touch of caramel cookie emerge as I could more into my pint. It's not explosive in taste, but it's sessionable and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2008 00:33:55 | More by DoubleJ
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3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An exceptionally good looking pale, the body on this is very bright golden and quite clear. A nice off-white head graces the top and does good lace.

Light nose of malt and some light hopping. The flavor is a very muted malt flavor with slight hints of bitter hops. The feel is smooth and ends crisply with great dryness. More easily drinkable with a bit more hop content.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2003 01:31:37 | More by AtLagerHeads
Ocean Pale Ale from Ocean Avenue Brewery
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