Patriot Pale Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Patriot Pale AlePatriot Pale Ale

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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of bashiba
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a slightly hazy bright orange with a thin white head.

The smell is lightly hopped with grassy noble hop qualities and a touch of crackery malt.

The flavor has a very dull coppery flavor with light grassy hop flavors and a lingering tinny bitterness.

The mouthfeel is light and dry.

A pretty boring and flawed pale.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head that lingers around awhile. Some moderate lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: caramel and orange sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, orange, pear, and a moderate bitterness makes up a basic APA. There is a bit of a bready profile here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry late. Short lived aftertaste.

Overall: an easy drinking beer that wont blow you away, but is very sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Hefeweissbier glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired as part of an RJ Rockers variety box purchased at Hi-Time Liquor in Costa Mesa, California. Expectations are below average; this brewery seems pretty meh.

Served refrigerator cold. Paired with nachos.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head of white colour, fair cream, decent thickness, and average (~two minute) retention. Colour is a predictable transparent bright copper. No floating yeast particles are visible. Nothing unique or special here.

Sm: Some grassy and floral hops. Clean malted barley. That's it. A simple mild strength aroma.

T: Grassy and lightly floral hops, with bitterness emerging blatantly on the climax. The hops are neither fresh nor stale.Clean malts form the backbone. Hints of citrusy hop notes. Boring, bland, and dull. Very simple and predictable. It's balanced alright. Structurally uninteresting. Not at all complex or subtle in any way. There's nothing unique here. Largely unrefreshing.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with okay thickness. Adequately carbonated. Very meh. Suits the flavours merely generally.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. I won't be having this ever again unless it's the cheapest micro option available at some awful bar. Even fans of the style will be underwhelmed. Leave this one on the shelf where it belongs.


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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my sister for getting us the beer of the month club that this came in.

This pours a full gold with a small white head. On the nose there is a good deal of caramel and bread with an earthy hop mixture in the background. In the mouth there is an immediate but mellow hop bitterness backed up by a good deal of caramel malt. This is a very balanced pale ale, almost English in style, which is fine by me. The body is medium with a long finish of citrus.

Overall, this is a fine pale ale on the very balanced side of the continuum.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light honey orange with a 3 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to an island of foam. A nice latticework of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and a very perfume-like citrus and herbal hop presence. Taste is of malt and herbal hops with a slight metallic flavor on the finish. There is a medium level of bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with an extremely bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. There is just way too much carbonation on this one. Overall, this is a pretty good pale ale but the carbonation issue takes away from the drinkability.

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3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The date code on this beer was 2206 which I am not able to figure out what exactly that means.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. This beer has a huge and powerful head - two and a half fingers tall, foamy, and white. The head probably had some of the best retention I have seen in quite a long time. Significant lacing is observed. Additionally, there is a small amount of sediment/yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

S: Aromas are mostly of grassy hops with some subtle hints of citrus.

T: Flavors are primarily grassy and citrus hops with some sweetness (caramel and butterscotch). This beer has an earthy bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Quite drinkable and better than I expected. This was an unexpected discovery at New Beer in NYC since I was not even aware this was distributed in this area, glad I had the chance to enjoy a beer from a brewery I do not normally see. Very sessionable.

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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gorgeous golden orange color, with a thick, frothy, cream-colored head on top. The aroma features a nice but understated balance of woodsy hops and light caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is likewise fairly balanced, but the hop profile shows much more complexity, with notes of pine intermingling with a caramelized sweet citrus character. There is also a slight dull, increasingly metallic quality that detracts somewhat from the enjoyment of the flavor. The light, soft carbonation is generally pleasant and allows for a slight lingering bitterness, although that dull metallic character lingers as well. Overall, this is a solid, drinkable pale ale that is only slightly less than completely satisfying.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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