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OPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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OPA-Oklahoma Pale AleOPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 07-13-2012)
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Reviews by Bworfus:
Photo of Bworfus
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer!

Though very hoppy for a pale ale. Woud easily pass as an IPA. But it's an OPA after all, and maybe that's what they are like?

Copper, orange, hazy appearance.

Fruity smell, some butter and herbs.

Bitter and tangy and very smooth in your mouth. Citrus and pine in the hops, clear water, straightforward clean and still gritty pale malts.

Very pleasing breakfast beer. Best consumed with some Oklahoma Joe's BBQ.

Bworfus, Dec 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Cynic-ale, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden-amber body with an exceptionally attractive and creamy, durable head.

S:Smells like a pilsner with a slightly high malt/hops ratio.

T - Starts mildly bitter but bitterness starts building in the finish. Mixed hops (Euro hops?) throughout but no strong hop note other than an unfortunate long-lasting, earthy bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation.

O: Decent, but leans to the less fruity and more earthy ends of the APA spectrum.

chinchill, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%

acurtis, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The OPA is decent...I'm not sure I got a fresh bottle or not. It was off the Binny's singles shelf. The beer seemed as thou it was going to be an over primed bottle....but I was able to pour it without much flare up. The beer poured a slightly hazy gold with decent white head that is leaving a lace. The smell is more malty than hoppy. The taste is a okay....I believe this is call a pale ale because of color....not so much as for hops used. The mouthfeel was medium in body with big carbonation. Overall its a good beer. I'd like to try it again just to see if the bottle I had was extra primed.

WoodBrew, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass. Two finger of head, good lacing. A dark and cloud straw colored body which looks really nice up to the light.
It has a solid pine and grapefruit smell to it.
Taste pine and lemon. Varying degrees of bitterness but it's all bitter, and the good kind. Long-lasting after taste of pine tree.
Smooth, almost creamy, body. Low carbonation. Goes down easy.
A bolder pale ale, some might think it's an IPA. Pretty good and balanced.

Fatehunter, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up a Biergarten in Jenks, cheers Freddy!

Pours a chill-hazed amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head.

S: Some phenols & wet grains, breadyness, grapefruit & pineappple. Below average head retention & lacing

T: Sweet breadyness, some peppery notes & yeasty notes, grapefruit & slight grainy astringency up front. Finishes with much grapefrut & wet cereal notes

MF: Light bodied, slight carbonation, some warming & coarse notes

Not sure why this is called an APA, this has more of a Belgian/Franco slant to it with some American hops pulling it slightly away from that style

Easy drinker, the Belgian slant of this works for me...

russpowell, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -16.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a generous white head that laces well and a deep orange-golden hazy color. Aroma is piney, spicy hops and whiffs of grass, dill and grains. Flavor is hop forward with pine, spice, grass and a solid malt backdrop. Mouthfeel is light, slick yet weirdly a bit astringent. Overall a solid choice, enjoyable but a bit rough and one-dimensional in some spots.

EagleTalon, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Elicoleman, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Mweddle
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%

Mweddle, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -3%

mobrockman, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -10%

jaydoc, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

enelson, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

SammyD, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

teamwiggum, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Arch-Harris, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of TheBishopco
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

TheBishopco, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BeerPalateSensei
2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Method- Straight from bottle, Cellar temperature.

Appearance- Hazy, peachy, light amber. Cream colored head. Overall, looks nice.

Smell- Bitter, rich, piney smell.

Taste- Overwhelming pine tree flavor. A lasting, unpleasant bitterness. Becomes more bearable after a 2nd bottle. (and I typically like bitter beers) Imagine hops + pine needles. Not pleasant.

Mouthfeel- Pleasant, lightly carbonated. However, the ale almost coats the inside of your mouth with a slick feeling that won't go away.

Overall- Fails in one of the most important categories, taste. But hey, if you love the taste of earth and pine needles, this might be your holy grail.
The other categories are above average, but it's hard to appreciate the nice things about this beer when it tastes like your chewing up pine needles.

BeerPalateSensei, Oct 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

frankthetank86, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ssimpson89, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

cmbeaudoin, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

drdiesel9483, Apr 19, 2014
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OPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
82 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.