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Pale Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-25-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

SB_Brewmaster, Apr 08, 2014
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

BLFROMHELL, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ANIMOUL
4.41/5  rDev +23.2%

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 +22.9%

Quinnspub1, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of goldenbear
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

goldenbear, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Dr_Hopulis, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

bradcosine, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Bnoise11, May 27, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +17%

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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

GlennRolfe, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

aquazr1, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

One thumb up.

Jessefromthe9, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Wetenkamp, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Obsidian, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

maxcoinage, Today at 10:00 PM
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jcallover34, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jeysun23, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

AndrewMichael, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

hpthebull, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

anon, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MarvinSnyder, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%

12oz can to my FW Imperial Nonic
Notes on 08/01/2014

A: Dull and brassy looking pale amber body with slight hop haze. Thick creamy whipped topping of stubborn khaki suds. Multiple runners of broken tracked lace swath the sides of the glass.

S: Smells floral and sappy with pine hops and orange zest. A light herbal suggestion as well with a mild bready pale malt undercurrent. A real juicy hopped nose that has me excited about diving into this one.

T: Resinous pines with orange-tangerine juice, florals, and some understated herbal concentrate. Upper levels of hop bitterness that pepper at the palate with alcohol kept incognito. Bready pale malt to balance with just a pinch of caramel sweetness throughout. Maintains a really solid balance making this a very nice American Pale. Plenty of juicy hop goodness in balance to those bready pale malts.

M: Moderate to lighter filling with a nice frothy texture. Spritzy amount of carb running through. Nice higher level of hop bitterness leading into a lingering dry finish.

D: This is a great APA and my favorite offering from St. Archer thus far. Classic mix of American C hops and such solid balance while tipping the scales towards being hop forward. Crushable now comes in cans.

Nugganooch, Sep 02, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and pine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice hop profile that makes for a crisp and tasty pale ale.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 08, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger foamy white head. Fades a bit quickly, but this has a good look.

S: A pretty light aroma, but has a nice floral and pine hop aroma with some cereal and biscuity malt. Nothing amazing, but it does smell good.

T: It's light on flavor as well, but it has some good notes of floral hops, honey, light cereal malt and some caramel. It's not the best pale ale out there, but it's both approachable and drinkable. A pale ale nearly everyone will like, though maybe not love.

notchucknorris, May 06, 2013
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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.