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Palmetto Pale Ale - Palmetto Brewing Company

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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 TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

TheBigBoy, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Palmetto Pale Ale is a good beer for a BBQ, oyster roast, South Carolina late Spring evening, but I wouldn't seek it out. This brew did the trick complimenting some low country grub; very tasty and balanced for a pale. Pale's usually taste good enough to have another, but never standout. This is no different. Good, not great.

DenverHopHead, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -14.3%

jaswilson2, May 25, 2013
Photo of MarkQ617
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap in the Charleston airport. Great look, awesome copper-brown color with a fluffy white head. Good kick to it with a nice hoppy flavor with malt and an easy finish. The mouthfeel is pretty much as expected for a pale ale, nothing particular of note.. Definitely an above average pale ale, really liked it.

MarkQ617, May 17, 2013
Photo of KerryCummins1977
3/5  rDev -14.3%

KerryCummins1977, May 15, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

jeff1973, May 09, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Damian74Shensky, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of kell50
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

kell50, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of dlcoblen
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

dlcoblen, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -14.3%

plato, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

rodlavers, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of NorthSideSean
3.5/5  rDev 0%

NorthSideSean, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of mchunt25
4/5  rDev +14.3%

mchunt25, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of skm
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

skm, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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%
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 GossageBrewery
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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
Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.