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Rusty Nail Pale Ale - Crooked Fence Brewing

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Rusty Nail Pale AleRusty Nail Pale Ale

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-15-2012

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3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Murky brown / amber with one finger of light tan head. Fair amount of lace. Smell funky lightly sweet malt with little hop aroma. Taste is yeast funk light sweet bready malts with some bitter hop taste for balance.
Mouthfeel is light carbonation medium body and a lightly bitter dry finish.
Overall an easy drinking and just above average for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -16.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.12/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.22/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel honey murky color with two fingers of khaki white head. Sporadic uneven spots of lacing along the sides. Good retention.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, Irish Spring soap, floral hops, pine, lime and some buttery caramel malts.

Tasted slightly different than the nose. Got buttery malts, lime grass, honey, grass hops, soap and caramel.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Buttery abrupt finish.

Didn’t really like this one at all. Would not have it again on purpose.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark orange hue with a light haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam; quite attractive.

Smell: caramelly malt right off the bat, followed by an intriguing combination of floral and citrus hops. I like it, although overall it's quite muddled and the hops don't quite stand up to the malt.

Taste: again, quite malty right up front. Something about the flavor reminds me of extract homebrew, though not necessarily in a bad way -- just something about the sweetish quality of the malt. Hops are lightly floral and citrusy, and again don't stand up to the malt quite enough for my taste. Bitterness is smooth and pretty decent for an APA of this style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of well-integrated carbonation and a concomitantly satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a decent drinkin' beer. It's a bit muddled to be really great, but it will do in a pinch.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Rusty Nail Pale Ale from Crooked Fence Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.