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Palmetto Pale Ale - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Pale AlePalmetto Pale Ale

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80
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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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:
The hop flavor and aroma of the truly American Cascade hop distinguishes this beer.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-03-2001)
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Reviews by skm:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

skm, Dec 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Palmetto brew from "Garagekegger",this one poured a clear copper with a nice one finger head that settles pretty quickly,aroma was dominated by sweet caramel malt also I picked up just a little biscuit dough but it was faint.Most definently a malt dominated pale ale,caramle is dominant upfront with a small dose of pine in the finish.A session-style ale in my opinion a little unbalanced but pretty darn good.

oberon, May 02, 2005
Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the airport in Charleston. Poured a "roasted orange" color with a rocky, sticky off-white head that coats the glass nicely. Aromas are somewhat muted, with a good dose of earthy, grassy hops dominating. Flavor initially was nice on the ol' palate, but the finish is something else entirely. Good balance gives way to a strange aftertaste...very metallic and unpleasant. Bitter finish, combined with the metallic taste made this one rather difficult to finish. Mouthfeel is above average and well on the creamy side. Drinkability takes a hit as a result of the not-very-nice finishing taste. Pretty average in my book.

ExtraStout, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Palmetto Pale Ale. Had with lunch at Hymans Seafood. Basic red label with palmetto tree backgrond.

A- Pours a crisp and clear pale orange color with light carbonated head that falls to a light froth.

S- Caramel malts upfront followed with sweeter malt in the back of the nose... Light hints of hops are there but in a bitter sweet tangy scent.

T-M- Upfront flavors consist of sweet caramel malts and lightly bitter hops dominate the mouth with a lasting twang on the tongue. Mouthfeel is watery with light carbonation.

D- Drinkable but nothing special in my opinion.

wesbrownyeah, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange with hints of red and a nice foamy 1" head on top. A nice cirtusy/grapefruit hop nose along with some bready notes and sweet caramel.

The oven opens to reveal fresh baked bread and biscuits, each loaf baked with sticky citrusy hop cones. Grapefruit wafts through the air along with caramel maltiness. A tasty treat. Nice balance.

Chewy and full....a nice treat to drink. A good APA that I could definetly session. I hope I'll have the opportunity to sample this again in the future. Thanks are due to kmpitz2.

orbitalr0x, Dec 23, 2004
Photo of markmo
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

markmo, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Shagator
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Swane
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Swane, Friday at 02:30 AM
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured an impressive "roasted orange" color with a rocky, sticky off-white head that coats the glass nicely. Aromas are somewhat muted, with a good dose of earthy, grassy hops dominating. Flavor initially was nice on the ol' palate, but the finish is something else entirely. Good balance gives way to a strange aftertaste...very metallic and unpleasant. Bitter finish, combined with the metallic taste made this one rather difficult to finish. Mouthfeel is above average and well on the creamy side. Drinkability takes a hit as a result of the not-very-nice finishing taste. Pretty average in my book.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.

OldFrothingSlosh, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

dankjohn, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I see a half inch of white foam on the top of this beer and a nice golden hue. Brussels lacing. I get a nose of amber malt, barley, and pine like aroma hops. The body is fairly carbonated and somewhat salty and dry. I get an instant bit of gentle pine like hop bitterness very closely followed by a light and clean malt backbone.

Franziskaner, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bpfrush, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Palmetto PA on tap at the Cork & Tap (SC).

slightly hazy light amber with a very good hea that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Feel: Crisp, lively carbonation with a near medium body.

Aroma: near balanced mix of hops and malts.

Flavor: lightly sweet up front; mildly bitter by the finish. Some grapefruit peel in the lingering aftertaste.

O: this APA is slightly aggressive but otherwise undistinguished.

chinchill, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Wild Wings in Hilton Head, SC.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a one-finger, off-white head. The head recedes into a thin pancake on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of faint citrus hops with good amounts of caramel malt. As the beer warms it turns a bit buttery.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Caramel malt flavors up front with citrus hop flavors that are slightly more intense than they are in the aroma. The ending is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this is a decent pale ale that could be improved if it was a little lighter on diacetyl. Worth a shot.

glid02, May 26, 2009
Photo of IntriqKen
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to oldirtysurfer for sending these out to me.
Pours a pretty chill hazed orange amber with a glass sticking white head that melts to a full top covering layer of sticky bubbles.
Aroma is very lightly toasted pale malt and light citrus hops.
Taste is again lightly toasted pale malt followed by very distinctively fresh grapefruit peel hops.
Aftertaste nicely drying...nice tingle from the carbonation.
This is great.
SNPA has NOTHING on Palmetto.
Wish it was here.

IntriqKen, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of whitekiboko
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of KenC
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

KenC, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Caesar1pup
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a golden coppery yellow with an even head. Aroma is citrusy orange coming through. Taste is smooth and nice, somewhat chewy and sticky malt with a light balance of hop, quite mellow and very easy, and has a tanginess that is very pleasing. Your mouth will thank you for this one.

Overall this is one that you should check out especially if you're vacationing in Charleston, it is definitely and easy drinkin APA.

Caesar1pup, Sep 12, 2005
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

gshoes3, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Palmetto is a malty yet slightly bitter pale. It is copper in color with foam off-white head that is lacing. The smell is weak....hints of citrus. The taste is pushed by a malty start with a bitter (grapefruit) finish. The body is medium to light with good carbonation. Overall it is ok....

WoodBrew, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Damian74Shensky, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet toasted malt and a touch of caramel and citrusy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma with some malt and citrusy hops in the long biter finish. Overall, this is a pretty solid pale ale. It certainly is not my favorite pale ale out there but it is a pretty solid offering that is recommended.

cjgator3, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of DrBrewPhD
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%

DrBrewPhD, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Jon
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear copper color with minimal head and hardly any lace. There is a faint hop aroma in the nose, but it wasn't incredibly evident. The taste is more malty than hoppy, which doesn't quite fit this particular style of an APA. Tastes more like an English pale, but still not a great one. This pale's body is rather light, too. I suppose this is an easy drinker, but it's just not one I'd want to drink very often.

Jon, Sep 02, 2002
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Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.