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Palmetto Pale Ale - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.86%
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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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, honey amber colored with a large white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: light hops, slight citrus, caramel malt

T: bitter hops, slight metallic quality, grainy two row pale malt flavors, piney aftertaste

M: medium body with higher carbonation

O: not stellar, better on the beach in Charleston

M_C_Hampton, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of gshoes3
3/5  rDev -14.3%

gshoes3, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of henry_parsons
3.5/5  rDev 0%

henry_parsons, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of bigaltemple
3.78/5  rDev +8%

A - Bright, shiny copper brew. Two-finger off white head reduces to a solid cap. Some nice lacing does cling to the glass.

S - Not bad. Get a sense of sweet, bready malt backbone. Maybe even a hint of caramel. Floral hops with light citrus notes.

T/M - Light malts with just enough of a resinous hops bite. Finishes with a slight bitterness that makes it easy to take another drink. On the lighter side of medium bodied with solid amount of carbonation.

O - I enjoy APAs, but don't feel I do them justice in a review. I didn't find any major faults with this one, and wouldn't have any problem seeing it in an ice filled cooler next to some horseshoes.

bigaltemple, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Brewman7284, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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 GossageBrewery
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

Served this APA on tap in a pint glass. This APA poured a clear light amber color, produced a nice white head, average retention and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma of this APA consisted of sweet malted grain and citric grapefruit. Medium in body, this brew had a foundation of sweet malted grain, and citric grapefruit. Nice session beer, nothing outstanding about this beer, but it is a good representative of the style.

GossageBrewery, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
2.13/5  rDev -39.1%

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!

AleWatcher, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

JimGlonke, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of MightiestBeard
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

MightiestBeard, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev 0%

This one is a bit one dimensional, but still decent. There is a fair bit of spicy hop tone on it that carries somewhat of a burn with it. Citrus tones seem hijacked by all of the previously mentioned. Like I said, decent. If toned down and matured up, might be nicer. Cask conditioning might do it some good too.

RblWthACoz, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

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 26, 2012
Photo of MichaelBurns
4/5  rDev +14.3%

MichaelBurns, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +14.3%

jmdrpi, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +14.3%

st9647v3, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Stinger80OH, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bpfrush, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of HollyHops
3/5  rDev -14.3%

HollyHops, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

redfox405, May 29, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKev
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

CarolinaKev, May 17, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

Served on-tap in a pint glass at the Charleston, SC, airport. Slightly hazy yellow/amber body with a decent one-finger head. Very good lacing all down the glass.

The aroma is a nearly equal mix of citric hops and caramel mal. Not too exciting, but solid nonetheless.

The flavor impresses me more than the aroma. Good notes of pine and citrus hops combine with a fairly dense malt bill to produce a tasty blend. Not too far from being an IPA.

Medium to light mouthfeel that is very drinkable. I enjoyed this very much and would have it again.

FanofHefe, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Mdodge8837, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Noles75
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Noles75, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of jrcolli22
4/5  rDev +14.3%

jrcolli22, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves good lace.

S - Light toasted malt and some herbal hops.

T - Toasted malt and toffee up front with some herbal hops appearing in the middle. Pine and caramel malt in the finish with light bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A pretty average pale ale, some American hop character, though it is dulled a bit by the thickness of the malt character.

nickfl, Feb 26, 2012
Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.