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Elliott’s Phoned Home American Pale Ale - Cedar Creek Brewery

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cedar Creek Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-13-2012)
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Reviews by Premo88:
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Premo88

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -5.9%

16 oz. can poured into nonic

L: hazy gold, no amber, can see through it but it's definitely a haze; big head ... the brew starts to foam up as soon you open the can, to the point that foam comes up out of the can -- ends up being over an inch thick head of white sticky foam, and quite thick; the head sticks like crazy, and the some clumps of foam linger on the skin

S: citrus ... grapefruit mixed with some pine; as it warms, a bit of caramel

T: follows the nose, loads of citrus leaning toward grapefruit with some lemon and detectable pine; also has some grainy notes; as it warms, there's a bit of caramel

F: a bit soft but still well-carbonated despite pouring so foamy

O: not bad but it doesn't stand out from the many American pales out there. the fact that the caramel notes show up as it warms makes me think that's malt -- some might like it and call it balance, but I don't like the caramel tastes in American pales ...

bottom line, it's worth a try and might be a mix of notes you love. it's not overly bitter, quite tame, in fact, and very drinkable. there's definitely citrus, pine, caramel, grain with only the citrus being a dominant player and even it is somewhat subdued.

04-16-2014 07:01:48 | More by Premo88
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

On tap at the Untapped Festival.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is about what I expected, with some biscuit malt as well as some orange and grass notes from the hops. The flavor is more of the same, with the orange notes from the hops coming through nicely. There is very little bitterness as this beer is quite balanced with the sweet, biscuit and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-13-2012 21:05:34 | More by Mora2000
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-02-2013 03:36:04 | More by jheezee
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dedmiston33

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-24-2014 03:13:48 | More by dedmiston33
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JasonMinck

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

09-08-2013 11:58:05 | More by JasonMinck
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buzzed

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-28-2013 21:12:07 | More by buzzed
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-06-2013 21:49:46 | More by gtermi
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MorSlaught

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-10-2013 01:24:21 | More by MorSlaught
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2014 01:48:36 | More by Bearman13
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-02-2014 00:55:17 | More by Shafaegalo
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +13.7%

16 oz tallboy pours a mildly hazed gold color with a large cap of craggy off-white head. Retention is good and lace sufficient.

Nose is really nice, I wasnt expecting this good of a hop aroma to be honest. Hops lean towards the citric and tropical end of the spectrum. There is a biscuity malt in there that keeps things from being one-sidedly hoppy.

Taste has alot to offer - saltine cracker light maltiness with maybe a bit of bread dough. The hops are deftly done indeed, it flows perfectly from a nice little grapefruit flesh bite at the beginning and is finished clean without a harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is great, I was a littel worried it was overcarbonated after the pour, but it is just fine, smooth and densely creamy. I was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on this 4-pack for 8 bucks, but am very glad I did and will buy more in the future. Recommended.

08-22-2013 21:27:52 | More by twiggamortis420
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +22.8%

This pours a semi cloudy golden color with a nice orange tint to it with a nice white head that is short, long lived and leaves pure lace down the glass.

The nose is a nice pine and grass with hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, pepper, some bread notes are there as well.

The taste is nice dry malt with a well balanced hopping throughout the taste experience. There are some notes of oranges, pine, fructose and vanilla.

The moutfeel is just right for this and delivers the complexity across the palate.

Overall this one is exceptionally good and definitely drinkable. I highly recommend it.

07-13-2014 22:45:04 | More by AtrumAnimus
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-10-2013 21:42:26 | More by blastoderm55
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-27-2014 00:53:11 | More by Beer_lover89
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-13-2013 06:20:52 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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cam12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2013 20:04:21 | More by cam12
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-09-2013 21:28:32 | More by Cvescalante
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-05-2014 01:06:51 | More by tubeyes
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JMad

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

The beer pours a murky golden yellow color with a huge white, soapy head.

It's smell is nice and fruity, as the can says, i picked up some pear notes along with citrus and bready malt.

Tastes like it smells but lighter. There is a little pine taste to it but overall the taste resembles the aroma but way lighter.

Feels lighter than it should, low carbonation and a wet finish.

This would be an easy drinking session beer due to the non intense taste and low carbonation.

08-17-2013 22:59:55 | More by JMad
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2013 16:47:57 | More by greenspointexas
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -17.4%

If I am reviewing a CANned beer from Texas, you CAN almost be assured that it came to me via the mysterious JenRay, who is IPA-obsessed and yet finds CANs of every stripe in furtherance of the madness.

From the CAN: "While Pale Ale is one of our favorite styles. Creating [sic] a nice blend of Ameri[CAN] hops and malts that [CAN] offset the German Alt yeast is a little tougher than it sounds. Our goal is a moderate level of hop bitterness that carries over to a soft hop aroma. We are trying some new Ameri[CAN] hops - primarily Apollo and Bravo - that give some interesting notes to flavor and aroma. Bravo gives a blend of lemon, pear, and grapefruit notes. Apollo is mostly used as a bittering hop, but because of the great aroma we get from it, we also used it in the whirlpool. As a result, the aroma comes across as a strong grapefruit note. We think it's out of this world - A [sic] Pale Ale to phone home about!"; "Brewed in east Texas".

The Crack! revealed another brimful craft CAN, but my inverted pour was perhaps a tad overzealous and I experienced some overflow as a result. Whoops. The result of it all was two fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow (SRM = 6.5) that made me wonder if I was getting ready to drink hefeweizen! Nose was another riot of scents - tropical fruits, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, and pine. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was far sweeter than I would prefer in the style. I got a lot of tropical fruit flavors along with cantaloupe and pear, making for a fruity salad-like taste, but not what I am looking for from the style. Sure, I am not a style maven and innovation is nice, but this was not doing it for me. The finish was semi-sweet, but the mention of "sweet" with the style is a CANtradiction in terms, for me and as such I was less than impressed. YMMV.

04-18-2014 16:30:24 | More by woodychandler
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-22-2013 20:13:58 | More by deadliest
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dpkpr

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

08-16-2014 21:31:56 | More by dpkpr
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obrike

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4%

Bought a single pint can at World Market in Round Rock.

Pours a hazy light orange with a decent head and pretty sticky lacing. Looks nice in my pint glass.

Getting some grass and light citrus (maybe lemon and a bit of tangerine) scent and a touch of bready malt.

Taste follows nose. A slight kick of citrus hops followed by some biscuity malt. Not much sweetness on the back-end, and certainly not bitter. Just an easy drinking, fairly nondescript pale ale.

Certainly a good effort and a nice intro beer to those wanting to try something local other than Shiner.

01-04-2014 00:16:46 | More by obrike
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-20-2013 02:47:59 | More by Andonato
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Elliott’s Phoned Home American Pale Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
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