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American Pale Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Nancy


4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

12-06-2012 16:36:17 | More by Nancy
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seanbren


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-29-2012 14:08:00 | More by seanbren
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

08-19-2012 23:53:44 | More by fatbatcat
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Col_Custard

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-16-2014 14:52:33 | More by Col_Custard
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-16-2012 03:07:42 | More by khargro2
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-13-2012 22:07:11 | More by grahamboudreaux
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange in color, clear with a good finger of soapy white head Leaves behind attractive lacing and film.

S: Smell catches me off guard in a good way. Lots of hops with a good malt backbone. Getting pine and citrus.

T: Taste doesn't disappoint. Citrus and resinous pine balanced by toasted, bready malts. Good amount of bittering, but certainly not over the top.

M: Medium bodied with very good carbonation.

O: This was a pleasant surprise to say the least. Out of the Blackstone offerings that I've had out of the bottle, this is my favorite so far. I'll be reaching for this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 23:34:22 | More by titosupertramp
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Mtooman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-23-2012 06:55:17 | More by TheBishopco
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-29-2011 15:47:21 | More by akinsja
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Fairwin

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-09-2012 04:11:19 | More by Fairwin
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a medium amber color capped by a decent head that leaves lots of splashy lace behind

Smell: Citrusy edge, with an underlying caramel element

Taste: Just a touch of caramel and toasted bread, up front, and then the citrus flavors move in to dominate the middle and finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I didn't have much expectation about this beer but was pleasantly surprised by its quality, on tap; worth seeking out when in Nashvegas

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 17:29:40 | More by brentk56
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Brianito

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-24-2013 10:31:02 | More by Brianito
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-31-2013 08:39:57 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-16-2014 03:42:36 | More by RichH55
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-10-2012 01:49:13 | More by swgwilt
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:04:13 | More by wedge
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John1985

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ale pours a dark gold with a one inch bright white head that dissipates quickly but laces nicely down the pint glass. Fresh citrus accented aroma, Plenty of fresh citrus & pine hop flavor up front that is well support by toasty malt backbone. Finishes with pleasant bitterness but slightly watery. Wow this is a very good effort and breaks the mold of Blackstone's more pedestrian brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 00:34:06 | More by John1985
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. A big thanks to my brother for bringing this back from TN.

Appearance: The beer poured a small head that has reduced to a small layer. It is a pale golden yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Some citrus and grapefruit on the nose, and some caramel and citrus too.

Taste: Citrus, bready, slight caramel sweetness, and some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, a little chewy, medium carbonation, and crisp.

Overall: a good pale ale in my opinion. Very sessionable and easy to drink too. First beer from TN that I have ever tried too.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 06:44:40 | More by Flounder57
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 17:19:16 | More by secondtooth
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 07:01:14 | More by donmonkey1
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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
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