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Faction Flagship Pale Ale - Faction Brewing

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 60
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 27.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: largadeer on 11-10-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 60
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 2014 Los Angeles Vegan Beer Festival held in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but simple in my opinion.

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Photo of Absolut
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at blue palms before motorhead.

Pours a darker brown than expected for the style, with little head.

Very nice citrusy aroma.

Taste is a nice citrusy hop flavor, not too overwhelming. Nice malt backbone.

A very tasty drinkable beer.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden yellow with a creamy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Citrus, maybe even a little tropical fruit, pine, herbal notes, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, tropical fruit, mango, pine, herbal notes, a little spice, and caramel malt sweetness.

M: Towards the lighter end of medium body, moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

O: Very nice hoppy pale ale.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Imbibe into a pilsner glass. What a great pale! Great nose and fantastic taste, the. Mosaic is really highlighted. A beer I'll absolutely buy every time I see it!

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly one of the smoothest and tastiest pale ales I have ever had. This was a phenomenal balance between malt and hops, even though it was slightly hoppier than most pale ales.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Where to begin....the body and feel on this defies its abv. The hop trio comes thru clean and sharp. Smell is a fantastic hop forward medley. This is perhaps the best pale I've had...and I had psuedo sue 2 weeks ago

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Photo of elNopalero
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This poured a clear amber color with good foam.

There’s an incredibly fresh and vibrant aroma that’s a citrus bowl of delights: tangerine, orange, a squeeze of lemon and a touch of pine. The flavor pops with tangerine and orange, pine and pith. The flavor lingers, tapering off into deliciousness.

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Photo of HoppyVidal1
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasting this beer at Three Sheets in Dublin Ca and it just shocked the hell out of me with its intense incredible nose and a finish that just goes on and on. It's a Pale at only 5.2% but it behaves like a big boy IPA find this beer it's fantastic!

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Faction Flagship Pale Ale from Faction Brewing
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.