Palmetto Pale Ale - Palmetto Brewing Company
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2.13/5 rDev -39.3%
Grabbed a few locals while on vacation in Hilton Head island...
Served in a half-pint taster glass.
The hops seem to be used all go bittering-- where's the aroma? Where's the flavor? Just bitter eh?! The malt profile is a little biscuity but with a caramel sweetness that ruins this beer a bit for me.
Feels a bit oily and undercarbonated. A bit light of medium bodied.
Weak head, poor retention, and no lacing. Clear golden body.
Overall. Meh. I love pale ales, but this is just not my take on the style. Pretty disappointed-- glad I only got 1 bottle as part of a mix-a-six!
09-23-2012 20:18:33 | More by AleWatcher
2.3/5 rDev -34.5%
This beer was a bit of a disappointment. I enjoyed the other beers I had from Palmetto before this one but I think this is an embarassment to the APA style. The color isn't too bad. Light orange hue to it. Very thin head that disappears not long after setting the glass down. Virtually no lacing at all. The smell is where the letdown really begins. All malt... very little hops to speak of. Granted it is an appealing caramel malt smell... that doesn't make me think pale ale. The taste falls along the same lines with malt dominating the experience and our bitter friend not coming along until the swig has been swallowed. A bit thick for a pale ale with a small hop taste to the palate but mostly malt flava. I could probably drink this beer all night if someone peeled all of the labels off and I didn't know it's supposed to be a pale ale. That really threw me off while I was trying to drink it.
11-29-2007 02:51:05 | More by clemsonbrewer
2.63/5 rDev -25.1%
Bottle courtesy of Unclemattie: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a small head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is somewhat weak. Taste is dominated by some light caramel malt with no discernable hops presence. Full body with some medium to low carbonation. I guess this one is OK but nothing truly extraordinary.
01-31-2008 15:59:54 | More by Phyl21ca
2.75/5 rDev -21.7%
Crystal clear medium grade amber in color sporting 2 fingers of white head that retains and laces modestly.
Malt dominated nose features caramel and pale malts, fresh bread dough, crackers, and a notion of floral hops.
Flavor follows suit with caramel malt, diactyl buttery bread, sweet rolls, and is lacking in the hops department. Not very balanced.
Body is light tot medium with a gritty texture that makes it a chore to drink. Yawn.
06-28-2005 20:23:05 | More by AlexJ
2.95/5 rDev -16%
This is not a bad beer its just not one that you will want to partake in over and over. Hardly and semblance of hops and taste or smell wise. The color was almost pilsner looking, I would not turn this beer down next time , but then again won't go out of my way for it...............CHEERS
06-30-2002 13:44:10 | More by tigerpaws
2.95/5 rDev -16%
I enjoyed a bottle poured into a pint glass while eating seafood in Charleston, SC.
A: It poured a creamy reddish blond body with a slight off-white head that receded quickly.
S: It had a light malty sweet front with hints of grassy hops.
T: It began with sweet malty flavors with hints of grassy adn citrusy hops. It finished with a light bitterness.
M: It had a light body with moderate carbonation and a clean dry finish.
D: There is nothing remarkable about this beer...it muddles from start to finish...nothing wrong...nothing right...just a very average brew.
07-17-2008 17:33:22 | More by dnichols
2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
Had this while on vacation in SC. Not a bad beer, decidedly average though in every way.
A - light amber color with a small white head that fades quickly. Leaves little lacing.
S - Not as hoppy to the nose as I expect an APA to be. Mainly in the pine genre.
T/M - full bodied feel with an average hop aftertaste that does not hang around for long. Malt in the front with pine toward the back.
D - the lower level of hoppiness help it go down easier then overly hopped APAs.
08-23-2010 00:21:59 | More by drcarver
3/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
10-05-2012 22:01:59 | More by ExtraStout
3/5 rDev -14.5%
On-tap at the Noisy Oyster in Charleston SC.
Amber/Orange in color with no head. This may be due to the bar tender and not the beer. A bit of pine in the nose but nothing jumps out at you. Caremel flavored with some pine hoppiness. The flavors seem to contradict each other rather than compliment. Not bad, but I love pale ales and this one doesn't really stand out for me.
Medium bodied and a decent beer to have with oysters if it's the only local on-tap but other wise they are better pale ales out there.
05-24-2010 02:56:44 | More by wcudwight
Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.