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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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691 Ratings
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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | 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:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 02-25-2008

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
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abitacamz
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite local pale ales

Photo of chogm54
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ruckus232
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jkinnairdgt
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Erndogg
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jmryan8
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Crimkj
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 11/23/14. 5.2% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but I am getting some earthy characteristics that add an element of dirty citrus fruit to the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +14%

Photo of delta490
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

There are a lot of good qualities in this beer. Unfortunately taste isn't one of them. It has a beautiful orangey gold body with a nice thick white head that leaves some small sticky lacing. The aroma is nice as well with a little biscuit and some nice floral and citrus hops notes. The taste though is almost completely absent with just faint malt sweetness. There is a decent weight to the body but just a little too much carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.