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American Pale Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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81
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 07-02-2007)
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Photo of Nancy
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Photo of titosupertramp
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Photo of Mtooman
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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

Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of tastybeer
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of wedge
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of John1985
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

Photo of donmonkey1
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.