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American Pale Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
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 sommersb:
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

Tasted On: 03-27-2012
Freshness: Best by 06-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Pint glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Clear, bright golden color. Head is rocky and white, standing 4 fingers high, with fair lace and very good retention.

Aromas are all about the hops -- both citrus and pine.

Taste is crisp and bitter, of citrus and grapefruit. Malt presence is low.

Body is medium, with moderate carbonation for mouthfeel. The finish is dry and bitter.

A good, classic American pale ale.

03-28-2012 00:26:54 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

05-11-2013 22:07:59 | More by oberon
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Hugh37

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 23:07:20 | More by Hugh37
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-02-2014 01:18:57 | More by Mantooth
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Dello

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2014 16:20:44 | More by Dello
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

08-31-2012 19:19:38 | More by LXIXME
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Mtooman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-16-2013 22:28:18 | More by Mtooman
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

08-22-2012 01:01:55 | More by tastybeer
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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!

10-05-2011 17:19:16 | More by secondtooth
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

04-20-2014 17:59:35 | More by Gonzoillini
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2013 02:30:56 | More by ImperatorScab
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2012 01:23:42 | More by zonker17
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-26-2013 01:47:29 | More by Ajlvt
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2012 15:39:27 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

04-02-2012 17:08:55 | More by Phyl21ca
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-03-2012 14:18:05 | More by LJWalker
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Highstplz

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-10-2013 02:12:02 | More by Highstplz
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-14-2013 01:58:02 | More by Sazz9
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wedge

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

07-22-2012 21:04:13 | More by wedge
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-05-2013 15:52:15 | More by tommy5
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stillmoving

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-06-2012 06:53:01 | More by stillmoving
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 01:19:09 | More by st9647v3
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

02-29-2012 23:00:34 | More by Brent
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-23-2014 19:15:30 | More by BlueMoon10
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-23-2012 06:55:17 | More by TheBishopco
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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.