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American Pale Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gavage on 07-02-2007

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 138
Reviews by Misfit138:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Dark yellow in color with a bright white head

S- Sweet caramel malt and citrus hops.

T- Similar to the smell caramel malt with a grapefruit finish

M- Rather watery with mild carbonation

O- Pretty easy to drink, nice flavor and has more of a hop finish than originally thought.

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Photo of oberon
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lighter orange color with a thin white layered head atop.Aromas are light with some biscuit malt and earthy/leafy hops,seems more English in style to me.Flavors of light earthy and leafy hops mixed with lightly sweet biscuit malt,it's on the dryer side.To me this is not American on the palate it's slightly beefed up English in nature.Pretty average.A 33 IBU APA...not really.

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Photo of Tonmeister
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in tulip shaped glass

A: light orange, amber with a thin white head.

S: citric, hoppy with a hint of sugary caramel

The taste is hoppy citric on the front end and piney towards the middle. The aftertaste reminds me of a lager style beer, not my favorite.

The mouthfeel is very thin with very little carbonation

Overall, this is a very light beer in my opinion. This is a perfect morning beer and would work great as a session beer. I am not to crazy about this one. I wouldn't describe this an an American Pale Ale. The hops are hiding in this one and are not cutting through like it should.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, hoppy, & tasty. I like it.

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Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a medium white head that settles into a nice lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Light citrus hops aroma with a touch of pine combines well with a light sweet caramel maltiness.

Light sweet caramel malt with a light bitter citrus hops taste.

A light dry citrusy aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

A very solid yet light tasting beer, well worth picking up a few of these.

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Photo of Mtooman
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JennieReinard
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden orange beer with a big white head. Lace forms in wavy sheets that transform into patchy spots. Good retention.

S: Aroma is sweet, clean, crisp, and fruity. Peach, a touch of cantaloupe, faint lemon, and diacetyl, over a light bed of grains.

T: The fresh graininess is upfront in the flavor, followed by pine, soft lemon, grapefruit, and zesty spice. Nicely balanced, pleasant, and refreshing. This is a good representation of an APA.

M: Dry, prickly carbonation, softly slick, with lingering hop bitterness through the finish. Good texture and light-medium body.

O: This beer has good definition, its fresh, and nicely balanced. This would be a delightful session beer.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive deep clear golden, with a rich and foamy head. Superb lattice-style lace, too.

Nose is floral hops, but mild and subtle, rather than overwhelming.

Taste is typical American pale ale -- malty up front, followed by a rush of bitter citrus hops at the finish.

Sturdy and enjoyable!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light orange color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of medium citrus hops with light dry caramel malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light citrus notes with medium level of bitterness originating from the hops with some dry caramel malt presence can also be felt. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with nice level of hops presence and not too much malt to distract from the hops.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of wedge
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed pale orange color topped with a small head that comes to rest as a creamy sheet. Soft grapefruit, peach, and flowers over lightly toasted cereal malt in the nose. Mild citrus hops, a bit of pine, tea, and a balancing dose of fresh grain. Classic APA flavor, not over the top. Medium bodied, crisp, and only slightly bitter. Ah, I could drink quite a few of these given the chance. Glad I got the opportunity to pick this up while in TN.

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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
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