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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 40 | 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: 662 | Reviews: 231 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GMan
3.75/5  rDev +9%

GMan, Apr 16, 2012
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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
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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
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
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Mattybz28, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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

BMart, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of david18
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy light orange, sediment, two finger head

S-Malt, some citrus and grassy hops with a little bit of grass

T-Malt, wit some citrus hops, some of the grass as well, little to no bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with some carbonation.

O-A boring APA, could have used some more bitterness.

rlee1390, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

rudy0908, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean golden, with a rich, white head. Fine and ornate lacing. Great presentation!

Nose is clean floral and citrus hops, with some yeasty bread. Nice.

Taste is crisp and hoppy,too, but never sharp or bitter. I get a superlative malt backbone that supports the balance with the crisp hops.

A perfectly-executed and well-balanced pale ale. Worthy and quite good.

secondtooth, Mar 04, 2012
Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.