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Tallulah Extra Pale Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Tallulah Extra Pale AleTallulah Extra Pale Ale

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 198
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 26.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 07-13-2009

With a refreshingly effervescent carbonation, the tropical New Zealand hop flavors of Tallulah are perfect for the warm days of Spring & Summer. Tallulah pours a radiant honey gold with a fluffy layer of foam and bursts with complex tropical fruit aromas. The candy fruit notes of guava, peach, and passion fruit are complemented by a light caramel sweetness and balanced with a moderate, yet assertive level of hop bitterness.
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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 198
Reviews by Ryan_Graham:
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4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown. Minimal head.

Judging by the smell, I expected to get blown away by the hops. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Fruity and light. Tastes like oranges or kiwi. Extremely smooth finish. The fruit flavor covers up any boozy taste. I was very impressed. It lacks true depth as far as taste is concerned but I would still consider it a great beer.

I would absolutely recommend this to a friend.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a clear, pure golden color with a rocky 3 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a broken layer of bubbled film across the surface. Fair lacing and stick.

Smell - A balanced aroma of caramel malt and earthy, floral hops. Hints of citrus and stone fruit with traces of dry pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. Balance is a slight edge to the hops, though the caramel malt body is, by no means, a small part of the flavor profile. Hops are present throughout, and are more earthy and stone fruit-ish than grassy in character, while a touch of orange oil bitterness can be found lying beneath. Nice balance in the finish, though the quicker it's drank, the stronger the hops flex their muscle.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate, somewhat lively carbonation. Finishes bone dry.

Overall - A little dry for my liking, but this is a solid pale in all facets. I'd liken it to their Big Daddy IPA, but with more balance and a much drier finish. One I'd likely buy again if desire calls for pale and better options aren't available.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of socon67
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Ornge pour with fizzy carbonation and a white foam that settles quickly. Very clear and slight lacing.

S - Scents of orange, lemon, and pale malt. A faint amount of hop clover hits the nose.

T - Very light drinking pale with some tartness from citrus. Very clean and refreshing taste. Finish has a light bitterness. Some spicy notes are present; more as the I finished half the glass

M- Light feel, crisp, and leaves a slight herbal bite in the finish.

O - This is a nice pale ale that while fairly generic has enough flavor to appeal to citrus lovers on a hot day. Good BBQ beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

After drinking and not being impressed with this beer, saw that this one was bottled 10 months ago !!!!!!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle/ Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell has a good bit of tropical fruits, truth in advertising. Taste is hops, some tropical fruits, a bit of pine, not much malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-Spiegelau ipa glass. Bot. 05.06.15. Consumed 11.03.15.

A: Strong display of micro-effervesce within a bright, orange colored body of translucent quality. A frothy, oatmeal colored head leaves a solid ring lacing around the vessel.

S: Sweet tropical orange-lemon aroma of good strength, even 6 months past bottling date. Fresh grapefruit juice, with a tart lemon pulp tang on the finish. Nice duration.

T: Flavor had a nice amount of grapefruit-lemon hopping, bright, wet, against a pale grain backing. Crisp flavor, lemony-tropical orange notes.

M: Bright and crisp mouthful with plenty of co2. Medium body, easy and quick off the tongue with a nice leave of hopping. Sharp in delivery, crisp like a good pale ale should.

O: Even 6 months past the bottling date, this still showed a good amount of fresh hop character, wet, and lively on the tongue with little or no degradation. Tangy, wet, sharp drinkability, refreshing summer time pale ale that would hit the spot nicely. I could easily enjoy a six pack here with kept interest.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Tallulah Extra Pale Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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