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

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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 -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 07:01:48 | More by Premo88
More User Reviews:
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 22:45:04 | More by AtrumAnimus
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skyman1972

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-06-2014 00:41:47 | More by skyman1972
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-19-2014 20:14:15 | More by kantsurf
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-06-2014 21:12:00 | More by Lukebell15
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Lance87

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-27-2014 16:03:37 | More by Lance87
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htownbeerhound

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-26-2014 03:00:28 | More by htownbeerhound
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nsheehan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2014 02:51:23 | More by nsheehan
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lsiberian

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-28-2014 23:21:57 | More by lsiberian
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

04-06-2014 02:28:41 | More by twincano
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-16-2014 03:25:41 | More by WDJersey
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-12-2014 01:47:46 | More by jngrizzaffi
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BlakeyBrew

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

03-01-2014 06:57:54 | More by BlakeyBrew
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-02-2014 00:55:17 | More by Shafaegalo
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dedmiston33

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-08-2014 18:20:27 | More by revinax
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obrike

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-28-2013 23:39:54 | More by zbooks
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-28-2013 03:34:13 | More by jenray
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Meleah

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-26-2013 03:54:20 | More by Meleah
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big off-white head. Smells of light citrus. Taste begins with some grapefruit rind, then a little malt sweetness, and finishes with a piney citrus finish. Mouthfeel is good. Medium carbonation levels. Overall a nice, simple pale ale.

Serving type: can

12-25-2013 02:33:58 | More by tronester
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Elliott’s Phoned Home American Pale Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.