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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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647 Ratings
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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 647 | Reviews: 229 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a golden hay color with good foamy head. Smells of slightly fruity hops, but not good fruity. Like purple haze but hoppy?...
Taste is very mild hops with more malts than hops. Slight fruity taste to go with the smell. Overall, ok APA. Nothing to go crazy over here but worth a try to help with the hurricane restoration...if they are still doing that...

DrinkSlurm, May 03, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dejrrma, May 02, 2012
Photo of countchunkula
4/5  rDev +16.3%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of ATXRyan
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

JAHMUR, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of KajII
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Beat served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a clear light amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to a few puddles and a small collar of residue and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild of a grain malt, floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with hints of a mild caramel and citrus (orange and grapefruit).

The taste was very lightly bitter from start to finish with a hint of orange peel early on and a mild hoppy ending. The flavor was very short lived, fading very quickly after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was light in body and had a watery texture and a super mild carbonation.

Overall a very light tasting brew that had very little flavor other than a very faint hoppy presence, which did not last long...

KajII, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of mkbarron2131
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

mkbarron2131, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cdwil, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev +9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly orangish gold color with a thin layer and minimal lacing.

S - Lightly hopped with slight floral and citric notes. Some light malt notes with a hint of caramel.

T - Mix of citric hop flavors and light pale, biscuity malts. A little piney/grassy hops as well.

M - Nice carbonation, smooth finish. Medium bodied. Pretty drinkable.

O - A pretty standard, slighty-above average APA. Enjoyable and solid, but it doesn't amaze. A good bet if you want a basic APA.

WMEugene, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of GMan
3.75/5  rDev +9%

GMan, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -12.8%

dgeebs07, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of FriedGold2112
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

FriedGold2112, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of biercycle
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

biercycle, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this APA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light copper color , produced a thin white head, below average retention and lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this APA is a little underwealming, some soft hints of fresh baked bread, and a slight note of citrus (lemon). Medium in body, this apa has a base of malted grain, some sweet caramel flavor and faint citrus hops. Dry finish, overall, decent session beer but it is an average at best example of an APA. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -12.8%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +16.3%

MaddDogg84, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of taigor
3/5  rDev -12.8%

taigor, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of DaveD56
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

DaveD56, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev +16.3%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev +9%

VonZipper, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
3/5  rDev -12.8%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of buffalobeerfan
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

buffalobeerfan, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

lccrunchy, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Mattybz28
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Mattybz28, Mar 20, 2012
Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.