Arena Premium Pale Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The name pale ale doesn't really seem to apply to this one. Bording on copper in color with a bright one finger head. Despite the plastic cup, some decent lacing is left behind.
Smell is just brilliantly hoppy. The malt plays a very very distant second fiddle, almost unnoticeable in actual taste. I really like Arena Premium because the hop flavor doesn't have any irritating spiciness to it. Just a very clean hop taste.
There is clearly malt at work, because the mouthfeel (and color) shows it. This is the first brew I've had by Lake Louie and I must say I'm impressed. A very crisp summer drinker with a bright hoppy taste.
Serving type: on-tap
05-02-2010 17:27:20 | More by AmberMan22
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Had on tap at a local restaurant.
A=Rich, reddish amber...eggshell head that left quickly.
S=Sweet and hoppy.
T=Too much like an IPA...strong hops upfront, with malt in the background...citrus grapefruit present.
M=Nice body with moderate carbonation.
O=Not representative of an APA...more like an IPA; too much hops. I paired with spare ribs, and it was alright. I would not choose again.
Serving type: on-tap
11-02-2013 21:10:18 | More by dhannes
3.86/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Into a pint glass:
A: hazy yet slightly clear orange/brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves some spotty spider web lacing in its wake, some carbonation is seen rising
S: mostly malts up front - somewhat caramelish, some citrus/floral hops come out more so as the beer warms
T: mainly sweet through the malts, there is a slight biscuit presence that comes out and lingers a bit, sweet sticky aftertaste along with a dry biscuity finish
M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable, adequate amount of carbonation for the style and for me, becomes slightly smooth
O: this is a pretty good malty APA, not quite an EPA, as the hops do come out to play a bit in the aroma and the flavor, I'd have another
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2013 23:48:39 | More by BeerKangaroo
Arena Premium Pale Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.