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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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78
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633 Ratings
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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | 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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malt and yeast. Taste is very mild, some hops. Not a whole lot of flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this makes for a pretty good selection.

09-28-2009 23:24:01 | More by tone77
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AlexBassBerger

California

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

08-25-2014 04:59:29 | More by AlexBassBerger
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a pale amber with a finger of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little sweet but hard to really get a handle on. There is a slight buttery aroma with some malty grain aroma hiding way back there.

The taste is grassy with a sweet malt flavor that is balancing things out. There is a nice bit of caramel in the flavor that holds up a bit to some hop flavor that splashes here and there.

The feel of this beer is light and goes down easy. There is a nice smooth silky like way this goes down and still hits you a bit at the end.

06-06-2011 14:32:42 | More by Duhast500
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Clear gold with a decent build of white foam that sticks in a few spots. Toasted biscuit malt flavor outpaces a tame floral Cascade hop flavor. Clean and dry. More drying bread notes on the finish. Not bad. But not really hoppy enough to be an American Pale Ale. More of an easy drinking, balanced, grainy blonde ale.

08-03-2012 20:36:56 | More by bump8628
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a dark gold hue with minor head and lacings. Smell is faint hops and malts, not bad but not particularly strong. A decent hop taste with some citric notes and a light sweet malt taste. Finishes with a slightly dry backbite. A decent beer but it settles for mediocrity.

10-07-2008 01:43:29 | More by clayrock81
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

A: Pours an orange color that has almost no head whatsoever.

S: Definitely some bittering hops going on here with a grainy smell.

T: Taste is bitter and hoppy with a lemon grass taste.

M: Thick and almost chewy.

O: Definitely would have this over and over.

08-11-2011 06:34:04 | More by nukem5
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Chugmonkey

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Massive poofy white head, a really hazy golden color, some nice citrus aroma. Way too much carbonation, had trouble pouring 12oz bottle into my pint glass. Took long time for head to settle.

Really zingy carbonation, detracts from the flavor. A little watery, but very drinkable. Would be good on a really hot day, but not very satisfying on a fall evening workin out in my garage. Overall a pretty watery PA, overcarbed, & wimpy on the hop flavor. Good thirst quencher, but that's about it.

10-01-2008 15:20:54 | More by Chugmonkey
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

12oz pry-top brown glass bottle. No date.

Appearance: Crystal clear orange/orange-amber with bone-white head that stands up tall and then recedes down leaving lots of spotting.

Nose: Very orange, some thin whispy sticky pine notes. Faint, but hoppy.

Palate: Very light and crisp with hop bitterness on the finish. Body is somewhat watery but is saved by the mild bitterness. Flavors of orange and pale malt grain.

Notes: An easy sipper, drinkable straight from the bottle (I poured it into a tulip). Crisp and tasty but not epic. A true session beer.

06-21-2010 23:55:10 | More by SFLpunk
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tohe9384


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-11-2012 23:43:54 | More by tohe9384
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Dinkel

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-11-2013 14:47:18 | More by Dinkel
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-17-2012 17:29:28 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-07-2014 16:40:30 | More by Griffith
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-07-2012 16:01:40 | More by Damian74Shensky
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-08-2013 19:24:23 | More by blknikon
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bkeller04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-10-2014 01:31:23 | More by bkeller04
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 06:17:42 | More by VeganUndead
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Hoptopher

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-03-2013 20:23:32 | More by Hoptopher
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-19-2013 16:34:34 | More by jaydoc
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-12-2014 17:37:18 | More by CraigTravor
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-11-2013 02:25:45 | More by BayouBengal1537
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-21-2014 16:53:37 | More by dannyfayy
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CrispyFL

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-18-2013 01:54:25 | More by CrispyFL
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get_bentley

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-22-2014 02:46:51 | More by get_bentley
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ImpactDan

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-23-2013 18:31:59 | More by ImpactDan
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-23-2013 04:58:51 | More by DeepSouthSipper
Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.