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Restoration Pale Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | 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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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This used to be one of my standbys, a great session beer to be enjoyed in great quantities in the summer. I had one after a long day of work in the winter and still enjoy it for how crisp and refreshing it is, but it falls short compared to other more intricate beer. The smell is rather pedestrian, but you can smell a touch of hops. A hair of citrus that comes thru in the taste, as the beer warms up there are no new notes or more clarity. This is a step up from a traditional American Lager. Not much more than that. I do still have mad love for Abita and truly appreciate this beer helping to rebuild a city that deserves it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz short bottle, with best by date stamped on neck, hard to see.

appears a clear golden color, with some amber highlights. bone-white head. hops dominated aroma, earthy, a bit of citrus. hops rule the taste as well, but not overpowering. subtle pale malt. drier finish, not much aftertaste. medium body, medium carbonation. works well - its easy to drink, but not too thin.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No best before date on the bottle.

A - clear golden beer with a hint of a head with thin streaky lacing. Some visible carbonation in the glass.

S - grassy hops, hint of citrus

T - nice hint of resinous hops on the tongue initially but it's very short-lived and finishes very dry with practically no malt. It's gone very quickly.

M - very light, but also with mild carbonation. Exceptionally dry finish.

O - Initial promise was there, but it just didn't follow through. Very light and dry; not much to it unfortunately.

Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.