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Paddling Out Pale Ale - Rip Current Brewing

Paddling Out Pale Ale
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89
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.88%


Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
5.1% sessionable American Pale ale that was dry hopped to provide a noticeable hoppy, citrusy nose and flavor.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-10-2012)
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Reviews by ehammond1:
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ehammond1


4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear light amber and golden with a thin off-white head atop of creamy, small bubbles. Leaves the glass dotted and lined with irregular lacing. Pretty and appropriate.

The aroma of this beer was quite something. If I had to guess, I'd say this beer was brewed using a lot of Nelson hops. It smells like a combination of fresh grapefruit and orange juices, along with a floral note, especially as the beer warms. Really impressive for a pale ale.

The flavor isn't quite as in-your-face special as the aroma, as a fairly high level of bitterness covers up perhaps some interesting hop elements, but it's still darn good and incredibly hoppy, especially for the style and the ABV. Liked it a lot, but came away just a bit disappointed only because the aroma was so special.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Refreshing. Very drinkable, even with the fairly high level of bitterness.

I could definitely put away a couple pints of this, and will hopefully be getting a growler of this soon.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2013 03:42:11 | More by ehammond1
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Paddling Out Pale Ale from Rip Current Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.