Padre Island Pale Ale - Padre Island Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +15.5%
Misty orange hued with a adequate pale beige head.
Grapefruit and piney nose, textbook APA stuff here.
Malt enters first, but treads lightly. Generally bready, with a light toasted caramel backing. Hops waste little time making this beer their own. Heavy on the Cascades, with support from some Chinook. Piney primarily accompanied by bitter orange peal and tropical fruit sensation by way of pineapple and mango. Never very bitter, but makes ammends with its juiciness.
Thinnish in general, but quaffable in large denominations.
Probably the best the brewpub offers.
06-27-2003 10:07:53 | More by cokes
3.13/5 rDev -14.9%
This seemed like a standard pale ale, not much to rave about.
First, it was served too cold in a chilled American pint glass. I let it warm up for a couple of minutes.
To me there was not much to the aroma even after it warmed a bit.
It had a mellow hops, a little on the dry side. There was a citrus flavor that I could not pin-point. There was a grain/cereal maltiness in the background.
Overall it was good, but not the best pale ale I have had. I would probably give this beer another chance.
*I also tried the stout, and like the stout, this beer had a watery fell and taste.
07-19-2010 23:40:26 | More by LacquerHead
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
The beer arrived on the table crystal clear amber golden with a low yet persistent head.
The aroma was fruity wtih a strong caramel aspect and some diacetyl.
The flavor was light citrus with a low bittering and no malt sweetness. The hop flavors were citrusy and grassy and the beer contained a bit of diacetyl.
The finish was bitter and dry with lasting grassy hop flavors into the aftertaste. The body was medium. This was just an OK pale ale.
11-30-2005 17:04:05 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
A - No head. No lace. Copper / amber color.
S - Floral hops. Faint citrus. Hint of malt.
T - Light citrus. Light malt. But fairly well balanced. Light lingering bitterness. Subtle but tasty.
M - Medium bodied. High carbonation.
D - Very drinkable. Paired very nicely with fresh seafood.
07-08-2006 20:45:40 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from the tap this one is a very clear Golden-copper in color, topped with an off-white head that fades gradually, leaving the thinnest of filmy heads.
Huge rush of Cascades on the nose. Malt profile seems a little thin, but there's a biscuit-y malt presence and a fair amount of yeast.
Zesty and sprightly on the first sip, the flavor imparts a blend of golden apple and lighter citrus. Very aromatic, but with a very low, lingering hop bitterness relative to either APA or American IPA*.
Lighter-bodied and highly drinkable, Padre Island Pale Ale opened up remarkably as it warmed, having been served ice-cold in a Libbey pint from the outset. This is a tasty and well-executed brew that I look forward to having the pleasure of drinking again!
* Note: The menu states that this beer is "An American version of an I.P.A.", and indeed I found it closer to a British IPA in character than either an American IPA or an APA, but for most contemporary drinkers and Beer Advocates APA works just fine as a style classification.
02-17-2010 19:00:39 | More by Chaz
Padre Island Pale Ale from Padre Island Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.