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John Brown Pale Ale - Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co.

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John Brown Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-12-2004)
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beernbbq

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa this is good stuff. A great twist on the old classic APA. The appearance tends toward a pale brown with a tight white head. The twist is the hop aroma. Plenty of Cascade, but there are two other varieties as well, which defintiely make this an interesting beer. Has the slight dark chocolate taste A la SN Celebration in the middle, so this is definitely fuller flavored than an APA. An enjoyable beer. Wish they would get the bottling line fixed so we could get some more of this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2004 12:02:31 | More by beernbbq
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A very good beer.
Clear amber color, a desent size foamy head that lingers on and on with plenty of lacing. Well carbonated too.
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Smelled lemon citrus hops. Wet cascade lime. Pine and soapy.

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Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, bitter finish. Somewhat refreshing.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Filled yesterday by my loving and enabling Father on my parents' trip to Lake Placid. From notes.

A - Poured a light to medium copper colour. Good carbonation. One finger of slightly off white head. Bright. Lines of lace and a film of retention.

S - Generous citrus notes. Bread and Prickly pine. Lot's of citrus dominating the aroma.

T - Biscuity. Very citrusy. Bread. Heavily hopped. More balanced than the aroma but still hop forward. So pleasant.

M - Light carbonation, medium body, fairly nice bitterness.

O/D - Closer to an IPA. Tastes great. Well put together. Awesome to drink, I couldn't make it through the whole growler but hell, I would if I could stay awake after work. Nice stuff.

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Got a growler of this from the brewery in Lake Placid, NY. When poured into a pint glass, I get a nice clear almond-brown color with no major head (though the pour was a touch off) and a touch of lacing.

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On Tap the the Great Adirondack.

A: Served a clear copper color with a head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Has a clean citrus and fresh grain aroma.

T: Crisp clean citrus taste and a good bitterness with a cleam finish.

F: Fairly medium body, very smooth with a well hidden ABV. Very well balanced brew.

D: Easy to drink and goes down easy. Have to give this brew an edge over the UBU. Best beer I've had while traveling in upstate New York.

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BeerPhan86

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'd just like to say that I think this restaurant makes FAR better beer than the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery (although I frequent both places). Just hoppier, stronger styles that are more up my alley and in my opinion more flavorful and worth the money. This is one of my favorites of theirs and it is always on tap.

A- Clear copper gold in color with minimal head. Good lacing on what's there though.

S - Plenty of fruity hops and sweetness in the nose. Definite notes of citrus (mainly orange) and perhaps apricot.

T - Peppery grapefruit hops up front that rides into a malty and slightly bitter earthy finish. Fantastic APA. You can distinctly taste out the heavy use of Cascade hops

M - Somewhat oily and slick, with low carbonation (not surprising for a growler that's been sitting in my fridge for two days).

D - Very well balanced and sessionable. Perfect party beer for me.

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New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has an outstanding hop aroma that's full of citrus hop character. It's also well balanced with a full lineup of pale and Carapils malts. Wow, what a hop nose on this one! The taste is great as well. It has a near perfect balance of malts and hops with a bit more weight in the hops department. It's got a big bitter bite that's great all the way through the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a top notch APA. Again, the hop character is really special here; a damn fine beer.

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deereless

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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark gold in color, a swirl of foam off a hard pour, having been poured out of a growler I am not surprised by the relatively low carbonation and the lack of lacing - 3.50, S: The nose indicates a very generous use of hops and if my memory serves me correctly - the menu indicated that this was dry hopped, smells are mostly grapefruit and pine which seem to suggest that Cascade played a part in the aromatics, without knowing any better I would have guessed this was an IPA rather than a APA, overall a wonderful nose - 4.25, T: Some puckering grapefruit on the tongue, very citrusy and with some grain flavors, malt usage is balanced nicely with the bittering hops, slightest hint of butterscotch or caramel in the background - 4.25, M: A touch resiny causing the slightest bit of graininess - 4.25, D: I dig this beer, in fact I had it in the sampler at the restaurant and was compelled to buy a growler which I am know enjoying. Extremely drinkable. If this is the Pale Ale, I'll have to make a point of returning when they have an IPA - 4.50

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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the tap at the pub this APA was a clear, light amber color. The one-finger head displayed moderate retention and left spotty lacing off the thin collar. The aroma had a good hop profile, pine, citrus and some herbal notes. The flavors were spot-on, pleasantly bitter but balanced. I tasted citrus rind and grapefruit from the Cascade hops, pine and herbal notes (the dry-hopping showing through) along with a pale malt backbone. I enjoyed the long, bitter finish. Quite acidic. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation was well done because it helped to fill out the body.

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