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

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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skyman1972

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 16:30:24 | More by woodychandler
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Premo88

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
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
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twincano

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Texas

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-14-2013 16:47:57 | More by greenspointexas
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Elliott’s Phoned Home American Pale Ale from Cedar Creek Brewery
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