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American Pale Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gavage on 07-02-2007)
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Reviews by donmonkey1:
Photo of donmonkey1
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

Appearance: Light hazy yellow, low carbonation, Small white head, dissipates too quickly but has nice lacing.

Smell: fruity in general, like peaches, apples, and pears.

Taste: fruity in general, really good, hard to identify what type of juicy sweetness. But It's good.l

Mouthfeel: nice and stingy, a little watery, but nice.

Overall: GREAT session beer but would like more malt.

donmonkey1, Mar 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

oberon, May 11, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Hugh37, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Mantooth, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dello, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

LXIXME, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Mtooman
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mtooman, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of tastybeer
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

tastybeer, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

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!

secondtooth, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Gonzoillini, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ImperatorScab, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

zonker17, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Ajlvt, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

4Socialanxiety, May 25, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Phyl21ca, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

LJWalker, Dec 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Highstplz, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Sazz9, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

wedge, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tommy5, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

stillmoving, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

st9647v3, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +11.4%

A solid APA - nice bright malt in a mid-amber range, with very fresh citric Cascades hops notes - grapefruit and a touch of floral in the background. At 5.3 abv, this lands well in the session beer realm. Overall, a well done beer that hits all the marks.

Brent, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BlueMoon10, Feb 23, 2014
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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.