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Pale Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Pale AlePale Ale

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 32 | 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

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Beer added by: mactrail on 04-25-2013

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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 24
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of busternuggz
4.61/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Beautiful, clear golden/straw color with a puffy white 1" head. Settles to 1/4", good retention, leaves soapy lacing.

Big fruity aromas. Juicy tangerine, red grapefruit, a little subtle tropical fruit- pineapple, maybe some passion fruit. Some pine sap.

Taste follows the nose. Sweet orange/tangerine juice, pineapple, pine. A little grapefruit zest and dankness on the end. On the upper end of hoppy for a pale, definitely west coast, but still balanced and not over the top. Clean and refreshing.

Great light body. Comes on a little creamy, ends dry and pretty clean.

This is about everything I could want from a west coast pale. Not perfect but pretty close. This is a new go to for me.

Photo of windkook87
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really nice pale the comes through with some hops but still keeps it quaffable. My go to when I want a "light beer"

Photo of ANIMOUL
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
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!

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4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of goldenbear
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong nose of hop aroma. Citrus pine off the start, just what I like in a California pale ale. Lower ABV and a drinkability with an almost IPA type flavor. Approachable and session able. Exactly how a cascade base pale should be. Subtle hints of Simcoe and Chinook add to the aroma, it must be late edition hop or dry hopped. Clean with nice lace on the glass. Could be a top pale ale offering from San Diego.

Photo of loubar
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can. Pours a clear straw colored body with a white foam head. Nose of mild lemon and grapefruit. Taste of bready pale malt up front with a hint of caramel sweetness. Moderate pine, citrus and floral hops follow with just enough bitterness to balance. Finishes dry. The result is a very tasty and easy to drink American Pale.

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jooler
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinks more like an ipa. Pretty damn good

Photo of breadwinner
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erbayd
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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!

Photo of elNopalero
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can.

This pours a lighter tan orange with some foaming. I get a light tangerine orange aroma with some lemon zest. This turns into a pleasingly bitter beer with some orange peel and tangerine sweetness. Drying finish.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
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