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Patriot Pale Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American pale ale is aggressively hopped with Challenger and Cascade and has a sweet caramel finish. The flavor that launched RJ Rockers – and brewer Mark Johnsen’s personal fave.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-26-2005)
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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber and opaque, somewhat dense looking; head is off white and presents at 1 inch thick then dissipates to a solid top about 1/4 inch thick;

Aroma is pleasant, solid malt profile, with light caramel, hops are grassy and earthy; subtle sour off note is present.

Taste is a pleasant and malt forward, caramel is complimenting to the pale malts; hops are a touch fruity and the fermentation leaves a fruitier note.

Mouthfeel is a bit dry and biting on the tongue.

Overall, a solid pale ale with some possible fermentation issues, as all of the rockers beers had in this mix case.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I am not sure what is going on with this beer. I have had it twice, and though it is not horrible, the carbonation in it usually makes it over flow right out of the bottle.

It has a dark amber color and gives off a large amount of head that doesn't last long. Very dull piney taste and very little citrus as well. I can't really distinguish the caramel/malt taste. This one does not do it for me. I would like to see them drive home the malt taste a little better.

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Purchased in a 6-pack because the Peach beer is so respected.

It is very over carbonated, to the extent that attempting to open at cellar temp results in a large foam over. When poured cold the head is very excessive and the beer clearly has too much CO2.

The smell is malt and piney hops, the taste is the malt with the hop, and very little of caramel described by the makers. The fact there is too much CO2 spoils the mouthfeel and the beer overall.

I emailed the brewers to tell them it is very over carbonated, with the lot number, 4350. They emailed to say the beer was about 6 months out from bottling when consumed, and they suspect too much yeast was in the bottles causing carbonation in the bottle while in the warehouse.

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Patriot Pale Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.