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Pale Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-25-2013)
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Reviews by theteleman:
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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in Poway CA at Distellers Market. Pours A orangey yellow with a thin head that fades quickly. Very little lacing. Smell is very nice with plenty of hops and fruit in the nose. Thin mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Very hoppy in the taste but the thing that jumped out to me was the citrus on the palate. Hoppy and citrus. Almost to the point of an ipa as far as hop flavors go. A nice pale ale.

theteleman, Feb 17, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Bignick254, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sharing this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear golden and light amber with a moderately-sized off-white head. Some sticky lacing. Pretty enough pale.

Floral hop elements and a bit of a pine aroma as well. Some definitely grain and pale malt for balance. Decent, and the best aspect of this beer.

Moderately bitter, faint floral hop elements, and bready, cereal, pale malts combine for a somewhat simple, drinkable, pale ale.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good enough, but an exciting offering.

ehammond1, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sourdog, Nov 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

pgregoryCA, Thursday at 03:27 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +12.2%

dertyd, Nov 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is loaded with citrus: lemon and grapefruit mostly, and a little pine.
The taste is balanced. Great malt profile with the bitterness taking over halfway through. Lots of citrus here too.
The texture is crisp.

Fatehunter, Oct 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

SB_Brewmaster, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE FAN of this beer! I love the Pale Ale style ('specially the American Pale Ale). Saint Archer doesn't disappoint in this regard.

True to the style, it has a slight hops bitterness that comes across as overly refreshing. With a moderate ABV and its canned availability, this is a must-have for any / all summer outings. I stock this in my fridge for mid-week depression cure... aka my go-to beer.

Love what the skater/surfers/slackers are doing at Saint Archers!

ANIMOUL, Jun 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

Quinnspub1, Sep 10, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz from Whole Foods on sale! I'll take any excuse I can to try a new SD beer.

A - Pours a hazy blonde/yellow with a half inch of cream-colored foam. Lighter than you might expect, but it's a welcome difference.

S - Slight malty sweetness behind a strong pine aromas. Getting a bit of grapefruit as well. Not the strong point of this beer, normally I prefer APAs with more herbal, floral characteristics. Pleasant, but leaves me wanting more.

T - Dank, resiny hop flavor with a lingering bitterness. Lots of pine, and the grapefruit stands out considerably more in the flavor than the aroma. Slight malt backbone showcases the hops without overpowering them the slightest bit.

M - Perfect. It's crisp and refreshing, with a lighter malt backbone allowing you to focus more on the hop flavor and bitterness. Moderate to high carbonation

O - A perfect beer for the summer, not for those who are looking for a maltier kind of pale ale. If you're looking for a very hoppy beer on the lighter end, this one's for you!

Erbayd, Jun 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

mimbriglio, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Kramerwtmf, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bca115, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Jessefromthe9, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

teamwiggum, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

danwho, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Modernrickk, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

straightlambic, Jul 25, 2014
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2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A bright, light golden color with an average tight-bubble head.

Smell: I initially got an off smell. Sweaty sock. Hmmm. But then I got more citrus and specifically orange aromas.

Taste: It was tough for me to get past the initial off smell, but my palate adjusted and the taste evened out.

Mouthfeel: Medium to Light body, on spec for a Pale Ale.

Drinkability: This one has some hop bite, but the off smell killed my enjoyment. Hopefully just an off bottle. I’ll give any local brewery a second chance so I still look forward to my next Saint Archer.

jjh19, Jul 11, 2014
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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.