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Palmetto Pale Ale - Palmetto Brewing Company

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80
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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-03-2001

The hop flavor and aroma of the truly American Cascade hop distinguishes this beer.
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Photo of nmann08
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joe_hurd
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark gold,apricot pour with thin off white head from 12oz bottle. Rose petal/floral notes. Lite floral and biscuit start, finish is a little bitter and phenolic. Mouthfeel is medium lite. Overall, not memorable.

Photo of ordybill
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle poured into a point glass.
Aroma- Has a nice hop aroma with a citrus finish.
Appearance- A murky golden color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice hop flavor with a nice bitter dry finish
Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Dry but refreshing.
Overall- a pretty good brew, there are better but there are also far worse.

Photo of JohnnyI
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours in to a New Belgium tulip with an exceptional 3-finger head of rocky off-white foam. The head rests atop a peachy blush wine colored base of translucent clarity. The lively carbonation shows off with a constant parade of random rising bubbles. Ample lacing helps set this beer off. Very pretty. There's some nice tropical fruits in the nose. Like a freshly sliced ring of pineapple, with an underlying bready biscuit malt aroma. As I take my first sip I am struck by the hop forward nature of the beer. Faint amber malts are buried by a bitter citrus burst. Zesty, like grapefruit and orange pith. There's a little peppery spiciness from the hops. A mineral-like metal taste creeps in, and seems slightly out of place. Odd, because I had a similar reaction to their porter (which I attributed to burnt malts, and that doesn't add up here. Nevertheless, it goes well with the bitterness, so perhaps it's a symptom of their hop variety?). Moderately sweet with a drying finish. Packaged in an average body that is still pretty juicy, with a perfect level of carbonation. Overall, a bit unbalanced given the hop-centric nature of the brew. This is yet another example of a middling IPA that is masquerading as an APA. I don't mind though. I think this one is a little underrated here. It's vibrant and tasty. Give it a shot!

Photo of mdcarone1
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tkelley
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a ... stout glass... I guess? Yeah.

A - dull copper color with a big fluffy head. Good retention and lacing. Very clear.

N - the glass gathers the aroma very well. Nice hoppy thing with kind of a sticky light citrus deal going on.

T - dry hoppy citrus flavor. Kind of sweet.

M - sticky. But highly drinkable.

O - I liked this. Cheers.

Photo of DrexelLake
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've tasted in years.

Photo of Tyler_m
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertConway
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garuda
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ferios
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of everythingiszen
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Solid, drinkable pale. Would make a fine choice for a session.

Photo of Hab11
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from a 12oz. Bottle poured into a standard pint (yes I know not ideal glass ware but what's available in my rental unit)
Look: Orange, copper color with bright thin white head. Very little lacing. Good carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: light citrus notes smells of orange and tangerine.
Mouthfeel: crisp with a smooth finish.
Taste: citrus carries through here in the taste, well balanced beer not overly bitter but enough to give it some bite. There are some spice notes as well almost has an oregano quality but that's not quite it.
Overall: I am pleasantly surprised by this. Never had heard of the brewery so no expectations. This was a blind pick and I'm not disappointed. With other things I've review available it might not be a first choice but it's not to heavy. There is no Abv listed but if I had to guess I would say somewhere between 5.5 and 6.5 so not light by any means but not so high that having three or four in a session is unreasonable. I could drink this one all night and not be disappointed.

Photo of SCanthony
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NJB145
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PursuitOfHoppiness
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of holder45
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of chris826
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

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Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.