Pale Ale - Orlando Brewing Partners

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cjgator3 on 08-24-2006

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 17
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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas at Disney World with my kids and grandkids. It's Christmas Day, and everyone wants to go to Downtown Disney for some shopping. Fortunately for me, I found Raglan Road. Pleasant enough at the bar. A limited draft selection; this was one of them, and it turned out to be a fairly nice beer.
In an imperial pint glass it was gold in color with a thin white head that left a bit of lace.
Faint malt and citrus aroma. outdoorsy.
Bigger malt presence in the taste, tiny bit of hops.
Nice enough beer, could've been a little more hoppy.

Photo of Sammy
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light coloured body with lots of fading beige foam. Slightly cheesy and plastic aroma. Taste is grainy and mildly citrus hoppy. Good drinkability, though not great for the style.
Thanks Mark for bringing back.Average mouthfeel, buffeted by caramel. Nothing to have again, however.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried the Pale Ale at the Orlando Brewing tasting room. The beer poured a clear copper color with white head that left some lacing. The smell and taste was moreof an East Coast pale. Did not have the nice pine and citrus that I lke in my pale ales. The taste was just a solid pale ale...just a simple malt and hop balance. The muthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was good, but not what I like from a pale ale.

Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Orlando Brewery. This was actually one of the better pale ales I have ever had and the best of the Orlando Brewery lineup. Taste was exceptional! Really nice integration of hops. Mouthfeel was delightfully smooth. I could drink this all night long and all morning!

Photo of dstc
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft. Pours a clear amber brown with a decent tan head. Head falls to a very minimal one. Not bad lace.

Aroma is fairly clean. Hops are the only thing noticeable. Maybe too cold?

Mild hop taste is most noticeable. Mild bitterness, not much else.

Medium bodied and a slight bite.

Not bad. Average but very drinkable.

Photo of david18
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Rosen Center in Orlando is the only hotel with any microbrews but most of them in the area are not very good. This ale, however was very good. Note quite a Sierra Nevada but all the right characteristics that you want to see from a pale ale. A perfect end of day beer that's interesting but not too esoteric to not be perfectly refreshing.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served on-tap at the Orlando Brewing tasting room, and served in a pint glass. The beer pours a bright orange-gold coloring with a little, thin film of head. Aromas of slight nutty and toasted characteristics, with some slight smokey notes. The flavors are light and smooth, with a slight caramel sweetness that is quickly dashed away by peppery hops and tart citrus. Carbonated mouthfeel, keeping it crisp and foamy on the tongue. The aftertaste is dry and peppery hops, with a slick, dry, lingering finish.

Photo of jeffthecheff
3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While on vacation in Orlando, I decided I needed to try some local beers, so I picked this sixer up. Poured into a short water cup (the best I can do in a hotel) it has a deep gold color and a thin cap of a white head. Good lacing and retention, and a nice stream of bubbles floating to the top.

The aroma doesn't impress me. I'm not sure if this is fresh or not, but there is no way to tell. It's mostly grainy, with some hay and a touch of dry, leafy, grassy hop. It seems to be balanced more towards sweetness.

The flavor is similar to the nose. Not a lot of hoppiness in flavor or bitterness. It has some pale malt sweetness, sugar cookie malt, a touch of pale grains, and some leafy hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied but with a bit of stickiness. In a word, this beer is plain. Maybe next time I'm here I'll visit the brewery and see if anything they make is worth buying, but I won't pick this one up again.

Photo of Durge
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright yellow gold color, hazy with a very solid white fluffy head and decent lacing. The aroma offers a nutty yeast and herbal hop. Pleasant and decent for the style. The flavor matches well with the aroma. A rice cereal and oat blend with a nice hint of citrus and herbal hop bite. It’s a medium body beer with light carbonation that goes down very easily. There’s a touch of the cardboard sense with some light honey sweetness. Very decent.

Photo of Vancer
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big ol' pint glass of this bad boy, fresh and tasty. Plain version of an American Pale ale (try their DIPAs for more kick).

Poured a clear amber, with a good ivory head. Nice subtle hint of hops on the aroma and quaff, certainly nothing strong as the style recommends. Although it does finish with a nice hop bite.

A real cross-over APA, drinkable and refreshing. But I guess I'm spoiled and now need DIPAs for my hop fix (which Orlando brewing can take care of).

Weighs in at 5.5%

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a couple while visiting Orlando...

Pours with a 1f head over a clear caramel-colored body. Pretty decent lacing.

Smell was tame - hard to pull much out of it other then some butterscotch-like malty sweetness.

Flavor is nice - definite citrus hoppy qualities ... lemon/lime. Not overpowering, and pretty well balanced with some residual sweetness.

Lightly carbonated, and pretty light/refreshing on the MF. Slightly bitter, dry bite in the finish.

Quite drinkable, and something I would not hesitate from recommending .

Photo of clayrock81
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A darkish, auburn body with a good head that leaves lace patches. Some minor malts in the aroma, like caramel or coffee, complement the light hop presence. Minor fruit notes make up the taste, along with some sweetness from the malts and they make for a smooth beer with a nice kick. I could session this.

Photo of Drew966
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orlando Brewing Partners Pale Ale poured a golden color with a white head from a brown one gallon growler. The flavor is decent, cascade hops abound. The finish is very dry, I think I would have liked something a bit sweeter. Pretty drinkable, worth a try.

Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Ragland's in Downtown Disney.

A: Golden, clear, and with a mild reddish hue. About a 1/2 finger or so head that held it's ground.

S: Very fruity and without a lot of West Coast style hop flair. Almost like apple or pomegranate juice.

T: This was very much an Alpha King clone, which I guess if someone is going to emulate a PA, that would be a damn good one to do. Crisp, fruity, and with a tinge of hop bitterness on the end.

M: The carbonation was fine and the lacing was minimal at best.

O: Good stuff, and the best Orlando Brewing Co. beer I had on my Florida visit. I'll have this again if I'm in the area.

Photo of nick76
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is pale gold with an average head. The aroma is hoppy in a grassy way with some malt to balance. The taste is like the aroma with plenty of hops giving it a bitter taste. The palate is thin and makes this beer seem weaker than maybe it should be. I guess mark this one as a good session beer. This beer is pretty good overall and is one of the better beers from this brewery with only a slight corn taste keeping it from getting a higher score.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head with little retention on a clear deep golden body.

S: musty cascade hops with mild nutty and mild citrus notes.

T: very unique in that the body suggests for of a light malt beer with musty pine and grassy hop notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable with a nice freshness to this one.

Photo of AgingWarrior
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Orlando Brewery. Served in a pint glass, pretty dark gold color with about a finger of foamy white head. Nice retention and lace.

Smell is sweet with some citrus notes, the hops are very subtle.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking APA. A nice representation of the style. Easily a session brew. I'll definitely enjoy more of these at the brewery in the future.

I'm guessing that the freshness of the beer has a lot to do with the great taste.

Pale Ale from Orlando Brewing Partners
77 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.