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Common Sense - Upstate Brewing Company

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Common Sense
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upstate Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tviz33 on 06-15-2013)
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Reviews by Huffs:
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Huffs

New York

3.09/5  rDev -9.4%

Poured to a pint glass, nice head developed, a bit bubbly, with mild retention and lacing. Appearance was a copper / amber color with a slight haze. Aroma had notes of malt and citrus with some sour thrown in. Tasted earthy with notes of malt, toffee, grass and wood, almost a woody / whisky taste. Mouthfeel was light, almost watery, with a mild and dry aftertaste.

11-09-2013 23:21:34 | More by Huffs
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csmartin6

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-19-2014 15:26:28 | More by csmartin6
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Billolick

New York

3.74/5  rDev +9.7%

16 ounce can purchased as part of a four pack for $9.99 at peekskill Beer and soda, Peekskill, NY

Pours near clear chocolaty amber, supporting aa creamy and slowly morphing darker khaki head. Leaves decent amounts of low sheeting and then fine webs and spots of lace on the glass.

Sweet malt nose with powdered chocolate on the nose.

On the sweet side with more nice tasting lite chocolate and malts carrying this one forward.

Easy drinking and pleasant enough. Respectable take on the style.

(BTW they call this a "Kentucky style common ale" on the notes on the can)

Not really my favorite style, but this one would do fine helping to marianate some pork or in a pot of chili, or a decent choice to help expose a newbie to better beer.

09-22-2013 18:29:50 | More by Billolick
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-26-2014 16:05:14 | More by Griffith
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-25-2013 22:28:25 | More by KenC
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New York

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New York

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08-05-2014 00:18:53 | More by eddsan
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5%

A: The beer is crystal clear reddish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has light flavors of toasted malts, but the sweetness is mostly replaced by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and doesn't seem to be over the top with any of the flavors so it would probably be a good choice for a novice beer drinker.

10-21-2013 00:20:40 | More by metter98
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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New York

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New York

3/5  rDev -12%

11-09-2013 12:00:05 | More by Noelito76
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tviz33

New York

3.81/5  rDev +11.7%

Reviewing from memory. I'll update this when I have it again.
Served in a red solo cup at a grad party.

A- Pours clear but dark with some orange/red hues and an inch tall off-white head.

S-

T-

M-

O- This beer is really easy to drink. Creamy and smooth. It was perfect for a nice day of drinking outdoors. Even the non-craft beer drinkers seemed to enjoy it.

06-15-2013 23:09:05 | More by tviz33
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New York

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New York

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +8.8%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium ruby reddish amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by a light amount of earthy hops that impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with a little more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and enjoyable. Considered a Kentucky Common Ale (whatever that is) by the brewer on the can packaging. If this is really a cream ale, I wish it was just a little creamier. Definitely worth a try.

10-21-2013 00:15:07 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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New Jersey

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Common Sense from Upstate Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.