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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Restoration Pale Ale is made with Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley. It is liberally hopped and dry hopped with American Cascade and fermented with California Ale yeast. The end result is a brilliant gold ale with a rich body, mild bitterness and a snappy fresh citrus hop flavor and aroma.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 02-25-2008)
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roblowther

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light slightly pink gold color with a hint of head, lacing on the surface of the beer rather than on the glass, really. Strong floral hops, smells also of pine and melons. Smells like springtime. Taste is surprising. Tastes like melons and bandaids. The fruit slides away and you're left with a sharp hop aftertaste, not bitter really but more astringent. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and tries to be soft but comes off a bit watery. Not too drinkable, the aftertaste doesn't really make you want more. If it tasted like it smelled, they'd have a real winner. As it is, an interesting experiment and cheers to Lauer for the tasting.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 00:03:53 | More by roblowther
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The nose is nice but light. Lemon zest, light malts, molasses, wheat and grain aromas are evident.

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Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.