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Baltimore Pale Ale - Full Tilt Brewing

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Baltimore Pale AleBaltimore Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: YardmanFTB on 03-27-2013)
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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by KSmith33:
Photo of KSmith33
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I've been drinking this beer for about 6 months now and can't get enough! Unfortunately they don't have it for sale in VA or DC yet but hopefully that will be coming soon. Everytime I visit MD this is the first beer I am looking for. Now Full Tilt has my Dad hooked as well; a guy who drank miller lite, corona and heineken exclusively for about 20 years. A big thanks for that!

This beer is delicious from start to finish and tastes just as good out of a bottle. Hands down the best Pale Ale I have ever tasted.

KSmith33, Jun 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dcbeers, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this one in State Line the other day. Never heard of it, but I like to give the locals the benefit of the doubt. Glad I did, it's an impressive brew.

Copper body with an inch of white head and good lacing. Head fades to a thin but opaque foam. Smells hoppy but without one particular note dominating, though if pressed I'd lean towards pine. Interesting sweetness in it too, reminds me of marshmallow fluff. Tastes clean and a little lemony. It veers into IPA territory, but the bitterness is mild enough that it could pass for pale ale. Mouthfeel is lovely, very smooth and velvety with lowish carbonation.

Very easy drinking ale, looking forward to trying some more from these guys.

RichardMNixon, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Kegatron, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 5/7

Pours lighter amber, translucent, some white foam rings and settles. Mild malty nose. Very soft. Light pale taste, some buried bubblegum, with a firm bitter, gritty hop. Medium carbonation. Most prominent feature is the bitter.

KTCamm, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dexterk1, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

themagickallife, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sneth019, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of deansellers
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

deansellers, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ba Review #275
Served On: 06/12/2013
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.3%
Date/ Code: -

This was a 12oz. bottle from a sixer I snagged at A.K.A. Frisco's in Frederick, MD.

Look: Poured a spectacular amber color with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles. The head was a rocky 2-fingers of whipped off-white foam. Lacing was extremely sticky and plentiful.

Smell: Strong pine character with some earthy malts in the background. Also an onion character – similar to a Dale’s Pale Ale or the Abita Jackmo IPA. Not bad.

Taste: Up front was some nice pine notes that coupled with a well defined bitterness. Then some of the onion found in the aroma made up the middle. The finish was a nice lingering bitterness with some sweet malts that made an appearance.

This was a fantastic brew with all the qualities I look for in a solid pale ale. I would not hesitate buying a whole case of this one, especially during the summer months.

CraftBeerTastic, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice looker of a pale, crystal clear, a perfect copper toned body with minimal carbonation capped with a nice tall three finger fluffy and off white head, with a big retention cap that stays for a good period of time. Nice looker.

Good hints of spicy toasted malt, a slight sweetness on the backbone not quite caramel thick, but feels like light brown sugar. Toasty. Airy. Inviting.

Palate brings a real wonderful hop forward and balanced light pale ale body. Light malts, with continuing hint of sugars and toasty cinnamon, but the hops come forward nicely. Staying in the pale ale realm, but a nice lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Earth and pine, with a perfect complimenting toasty malt depth. Hop angle builds real slowly on the finish, some more grapefruit hinting rind comes into play as well on the aftertaste. Good solid palate feel with nothing distracting from the tastebuds.

Really nicely integrated, light and easy drinking, but clocks in with an undescerning 6.3 abv you never would have guessed at. Real good pale ale.

smakawhat, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

enelson, Apr 16, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From start to finish this beer is complete. From the second the aroma first hits your nose until the last sip of the pint, this beer is a treat. The hop aroma off of this is floral, pleasant, and alluring. The taste is bitter yet smooth, crisp, and refreshing. For a beer that starts of so hoppy forward and bitter the mouthfeel is unlike any beer I've had. Top to bottom this beer is a winner. Well balanced and fantastic.

Bmore_Brew, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dsshuck, Oct 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

terrysjag, Jun 21, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange beer with a thin head, but lacing that lingers. Smells very hoppy. A mix of piney and citrusy hops that give this the aroma of a throwback pale. Borderline IPA aroma wise. Taste is a little different. The malt comes through stronger than expected, throwing out a simple sweetness that fades into the hops. There is pine, there is citrus but they don't overwhelm and this beer is a nice refreshing drink letting the hop/malt balance carry it across the palate. there is a touch of a damp flavor on the end. Mouthfeel might be a little thick for this style but really overall a nice beer that might only suffer because it has a toe in IPA territory.

jmaharaj, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

oline73, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MaltLickyWithTheCandy, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

eschuler, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

WMD-1002, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MikeB_, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Rhettroactive, Jun 21, 2013
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Baltimore Pale Ale from Full Tilt Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.