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Nepenthe Ales East Coast Pale - Candia Road Brewing Company

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Nepenthe Ales East Coast PaleNepenthe Ales East Coast Pale

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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 01-28-2012)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chris_Mac:
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New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First beer after hiking Franconia Ridge, and it starts with a very visually appealing, classic pour. 2 fingers of soft white head which hangs around, and starts lacing early. Color is deep copper, and wonderful. Subtle smells of malt. Taste comes up front and is mildly sweet, which surprised me, but in a good way. This is a beer that feels great against the mouth, with the balance leaning toward malts, with hops, carbonation, and alcohol in the background. Leaves an almost caramel aftertaste. Unique and thoroughly enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:01:11 | More by Chris_Mac
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20%

12-07-2013 14:36:57 | More by NHbeerfishing
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New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five+ finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose and flavor is a decent balance of caramel and hops. Good APA. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 22:03:15 | More by jdhilt
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 26, 2013.

The color is golden amber with an obvious milkiness and a full, lingering head. Avid carbonation

The aroma is far from boring with a bouquet of toasted malts and vague caramel sweetness suddenly expanding to an earthy, piney hop sensation along with grapefruit citrus.

While the body falls into the medium range there is a definite acidity to it.

The taste has a decent toasted malt note which then erupts in a moderate hop bitterness of earth and flowers as well as citrus zing and a sort of black licorice character. Definitely different and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 19:07:21 | More by puboflyons
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-14-2013 02:16:40 | More by jlogan7
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2013 02:10:21 | More by luvbier
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2013 06:45:43 | More by Kelp
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New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Shiny copper pour with very large but not persistent lacing. Sweet aroma of apples and hops. Very sour and malt forward taste. Pleasantly sour but gets your attention, that’s for sure. Unique and well made, another great one from this little known and underrated brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 06:17:49 | More by VALIS666
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2012 18:19:43 | More by Satchboogie
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass this beer was a bright copper color with a thick off-white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Nice aroma. Fresh, outdoorsy, piney hops. Some citrus. A lot of sweet malt.

Citrus taste. More lemon than grapefruit. Piney hops. Caramel malt.

Quite hoppy and resinous.

Fun to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:03:52 | More by lordofthewiens
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-19-2012 02:47:19 | More by tpauer
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is an unfiltered hazy, orange-amber coloring with a frothy, light, foamy head that settles quickly off the pour into an uneven filmy coating of the surface. Aromas of tart and sweet grapefruit and orange blend well with some piney notes and a subtle malt character. Flavors are smooth, and very well blended, with a caramel richness that calms the other profiles of hops and citrus. There is a roasted undertone, and a slight boozey character, that give the palate a complexity that keeps the tastebuds awake and aware. Citrus leans more towards orange and lemon flavors, and the hops take on a resiny, bitter character. The aftertaste is tart and slightly bitter, with a quick, almost drying finish. Smooth customer, this beer. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 22:37:13 | More by GarthDanielson
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep amber--more red than brown, but not much--with a fluffy white head and a bit of lacing. The beer pretty dark for a pale ale.

S: Fairly faint, but pleasant and bready--lots of caramel and a hint of earthiness.

T: Much sweeter and maltier than I had anticipated, but very nice. It has a lot of caramel sweetness and some breadiness, maybe a touch of plum, all balanced by an earthy hop undertone that never dominates.

M: Excellent feel overall: medium-full and very smooth, slightly syrupy but not heavy.

O: I was expecting a more hop-forward beer, but once I got over the difference, I really enjoyed the malt-forward, perhaps more English-influenced, sweeter East Coast-style pale ale. An aptly named beer for sure, and a very tasty one at that. I wouldn't mind a bit more hop assertiveness in future batches (while still leaving it a thoroughly malty beer), but I also enjoyed it very much as it is. An interesting and unusual take on a ubiquitous style.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:31:37 | More by FrankLloydMike
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New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish copper color with a healthy white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of bready, toffee and caramel malts with just enough floral and earthy hoppiness to keep this fairly balanced. Taste is kind of sweet and a bit heavy on the caramel. Lightly fruity flavor with just a hint of chocolate and enough floral earthy hops to almost counter the sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering earthy hop bite. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet slick almost syrupy mouthfeel. Nice pale ale, but a little heavy and sweet for the style although I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 00:12:25 | More by johnnnniee
Nepenthe Ales East Coast Pale from Candia Road Brewing Company
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