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Pale Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with a nice foam in the glass with every pour. Very light mouthfeel with virtually no malty body. Nose of flowery hops. The thin, light, and crisp style of Pale Ale. Resiny and a little hot with a lingering piney taste. Flavors include some herbal notes with cilantro and alfalfa. Some warm notes of malt, finally, with a light cracker taste.

Quite drinkable with the moderate alcohol content and should appeal to the hop afficianado. Brewer rates this at 40 IBUs with Cascade, Chinook, and Simcoe hops. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego for a surprisingly modest $4.15. Yet another brewery to show up out of nowhere in the San Diego region.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single 12 ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine. Into a pint glass it goes. On to the beer:

Going into the light orange shade with a semi-creamy head on top. Visible carbonation bubbles run through the beer. Good quantities of lace leaves itself around the glass. The aroma brings sweet grapefruit, pine, some resin, and a kiss of diacetyl. Smells like an "old school" APA.

Taste has some grapefruit juice. There's a tint of caramelizationn of the malt and some lemon and resin. A little astringent is the overall flavor too. It's a little lighter per style, and has an agreeable crispness which cleans the palate.

Solid pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of jenray
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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.
Nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.