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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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641 Ratings
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Ratings: 641
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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Ratings: 641 | Reviews: 228 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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

cdwil, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

GMan, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

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

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

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
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mattybz28, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%

Appearance: Nice golden color with a nice white head that has decent retention and good lacing.

Smell: Nice pine hoppiness.

Taste: If you like the pine tasting hops, this is perfect. It's not too strong, but full of flavor.

I'm not a big fan of the pine flavored hops, but this is done really well. It's refreshing, has a good taste, and is a well made beer worthy of high honors.

donmonkey1, Mar 18, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

This must be Charles II's favorite American beer... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grapefruit peel, light bready toffee, and a touch of mixed greens. The taste brings in more of the same, but with everything watered-down, lacking in much character. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a meek little pale ale, one that seems like it's trying to be something lighter, more approachable, but just ends up coming across as weak and overly unassuming.

TMoney2591, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

BMart, Mar 15, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

I had a sixteen ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was part of an Abita promotion that featured a number of other beers as well. I didn't love this but it wasn't bad and was probably my favorite among the bunch.

Appearance was a light straw. Good carbonation with a white fluffy head that stuck around for a while.

Aroma was bready with a little bit of hops. Not overwhelming but nice overall.

Flavor as well was quite refreshing with a good balance of ingredients but nothing outstanding anywhere.

A decent pale ale that's worth getting.

david18, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.