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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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79
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676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 45 | 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: 676 | Reviews: 233 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Photo of DSlim71
3/5  rDev -12.8%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
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
Photo of rudy0908
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
Photo of acevenom
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a white head. There is the presence of hops in the aroma as well as some malts. The hops lend a slightly citrusy aroma. The taste is very grainy and the hops lend pleasant citrus and pine flavors. The bitterness from the hops also balances out the mild sweetness of this beer. It's just right. The body is light to medium and it's clean and dry. The carbonation isn't overpowering. Overall, this is good and very drinkable. It doesn't quite give you the level of flavor that some of the higher quality American pale ales possess, but this is still good. You could probably use this beer as a way to slowly introduce people to pale ales.

acevenom, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -12.8%

bacher468, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of SickGnar
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Between golden & pale copper (closer to golden), clear with perhaps just a few fine floaties. Fair number of bubbles rising to the small-medium eggshell head that disappears quite quick while leabing some fair lace.

S: Biscuity & grainy pale base malt with a hint of low C sweetness and a touch of caramel. A step behind the malts are citrus hops with grapefruit & soft lemon standing out. A ghost hint of estery & fruity yeast note muddles it up a bit (which is odd if they used Cal. Ale yeast). Overall it is simple in profile, fair for strength, and generally alright.

T: Soft grainy, biscuity, crackery malts with just a touch of sweetness & caramel, and a hint of husk at the edges. Citrusy & pleasantly grassy hops with decent flavor and fair to mild bittering. Grapefruit & a hint of pine linger lightly in the finish. Smooth overall, not a lot going on either in amount or strength, but it is refreshing and pleasant.

M: A bit under medium body with CO2 over-matched some, but with nicely soft & fine texture that gives its expansive mouthfilling a very cushiony feel. Soft and almost smooth up front with just a enough bite on the back end to be refreshing. Even & short finish, neither sweet nor very much drying. Small feel, but nice.

D: An uncomplicated, light, easy-drinking pale. Almost lager-esque, or perhaps a hint kolsch-like with the soft grainy aspect. Not in the big leagues for an APA, not even close, but it is a good big steps above light lager macro swill. Good for a hot day or with pub grub.

SickGnar, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
3.75/5  rDev +9%

lcdawg, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Danobold, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a nice orange color and good foam. A pretty standard pale ale.

Smell: Pine and biscuit malt. Good. Not much else going on, but it's good.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit watery, but it has a refreshing pine flavor. Very well-balanced.

Drinkability: Good, not great.

tjsdomer2, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

corrrance, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

SkitzIrish3, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Rob315
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Rob315, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -12.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.