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

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BA SCORE
84
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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 woodychandler:
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3.08/5  rDev -17%
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.

woodychandler, Apr 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dedmiston33, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

buzzed, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

gtermi, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MorSlaught, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Bearman13, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Shafaegalo, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

twiggamortis420, Aug 22, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

AtrumAnimus, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

blastoderm55, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Beer_lover89, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

cam12, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Cvescalante, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tubeyes, Apr 05, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

JMad, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

deadliest, Jun 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

dpkpr, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

obrike, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Andonato, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

thereal_adam, Aug 18, 2014
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Elliott’s Phoned Home American Pale Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
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