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Paradise Pale Ale - Island Brewing Company

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Paradise Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
80
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Island Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 04-28-2004)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown brew.

Smell is mild malt and a tea and citrus hop aroma.

Taste is dry with an assertive cascade hops flavor. Unfortunately all there is is the hop flavor. Some how the malt disappeared.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK drinkable brew but there are many better.

Zorro, Apr 28, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had a few of these at Island's taproom (the best way to have an Island brew, imo, due to its subtly) in Carpinteria, CA and I'm just finally getting around to reviewing it. This is the local's favorite. Everytime I'm in here, this is the one I hear being ordered the most. It's not my favorite, but to each his own.

A - Deep yellow body with a one finger white head. Little bit of lacing. Not bad looking.
S - Little citrusy and some hops. Not much.
T - Some hops there and subtle citrus flavors (pineapple?) with a grassiness.
M - Bitter on the tongue aftertaste.
D - Smooth and tasty enough!

JayTheFinn, Oct 15, 2006
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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at brewery, consumed 02/18/08.

Pours a Medium copper hue. Piney hop aroma. Good head retention. Piney hop flavor not a big surprise after smelling it. No malt character to speak of; this is a one dimensional West Coast hop juice.

Not for me.

charlzm, Mar 02, 2008
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep yellow, average head and lacing.

Smell: Citrus.

Taste: Orange peels and rye with plenty of spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with plenty of bitterness.

The Verdict: I like it. It's not a particularly balanced brew, but it's got a unique vibe going on. I'd call this more of a Rye IPA than a pale ale.

TheMarkE, Feb 21, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler for fourteen dollars including the new glass, reviewed from notes, poured into a pint glass, color is a golden orange on the lighter side, one inch foamy white head with light lacing, aroma consists of floral hops, saltines, bready malt, herbal accents, and grass, flavor starts off with mild hops, bread and toasty malts in the middle, hop flavors also in the finish, a bit earthy and grainy in the aftertaste, taste does not change at all is not very complex, very light overall too, dry, earthy, and grainy mouthfeel, strong carbonation, taste goes away quickly, could drink a few more glasses of this, there is no alcohol in the flavor, it is very crisp and too light, probably should have tried this before taking a whole jug of it home, was in the mood for a pale ale and this did not even satisfy that craving, pretty weak for the style, would not drink again

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A: Murky goldenrod with hundreds of active bubbles. Head is triumphant and tall, rocky whipped butter like appearance.

S: Kiwi, blackberry and bubblegum

T: Begins with vibrant berries and loose caramel. Then the sourness sets in…you know that sourness where you aren’t sure if the beer is infected? Sort of a blend of sour grapes and green apple. From there an entrenching bitterness covers the palate and holds the tongue hostage. I’m done.

M: Medium body with a lot of carbo sting.

D: There is nothing satisfying about this beer. :drainpour:

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Paradise Pale Ale from Island Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.