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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden color with some orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white head that a very quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very light aromas of toasted malt and floral hops.

Taste: Very much like an American pale ale. Toasted malt up front, followed by some slight caramel-like sweetness, followed/finished by a lot of hoppy bitterness. Not my cup of tea, rather my bottle of beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty well carbonated. With an ABV of 5.2%, there is no alcohol on the palate at all.

Overall: Like I said earlier, this is a very typical American version of a pale ale. Malty, slightly sweet, and very hoppy. Unfortunately, because of all the hoppy bitterness, I’m not really a fan. When it comes to pale ales, I much prefer English-style pale ales, which favors malt over hops. Fans of American-style pale ales should like it though…

Jeffreysan, Thursday at 02:25 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Golden in color with a thick and long lasting head that actually "clumps" a bit on the side of the glass. Citrus hops dominate the smell and the taste is a good balance between the hop bitterness and the caramel flavor of the malt but in the end the hops win out and dominate the flavor. The carbonation is good and long lasting. The finish is ever so slightly on the sweet side with just a hint of bitterness and a lot of citrus..

Overall this is a fine APA but there are better choices our there for not a lot more money.

Retroman40, Sep 07, 2014
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Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.