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Heavy Seas - Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Pale AleHeavy Seas - Pale Ale

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dnjmed on 04-13-2010)
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

dgeebs07, Sep 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

reeemer, Feb 11, 2012
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2.53/5  rDev -25.1%

Visual: Clear golden color with an eggshell white head as initially as thick as meringue. SRM of 7.

Aroma: I don’t smell any hop at all, rather only a lightly roasted malt smell. On a big long draw there is a hint of prune like sweetness slightly discernible. I’m sorry to say but I also smell a tiny whiff of a metallic smell.

Taste: I taste the slight maltiness. But what really stands out is an earthy note that I don’t care for. It is an earthy note that transforms at the finish to a slight metallic taste. Not so much that I think the beer is bad… but I find myself wishing I had grabbed something different.

Mouth Feel: It looks like it would have plenty of carbonation but it seems a little flat. I gave it a fairly aggressive pour, so maybe I released a bit too much carbonation up front. I’m willing to take the blame for the relative flatness of this beer.

Drink-ability: I would not want more than one of these. Not because it is overwhelming or anything, just because it seems bland to me. This beer is mild (and flat) enough that I think I could Beer Bong it, except it is too expensive for that.

Impressions: I’m not a big fan of this one. I’ll probably buy another single at some point to give this a second chance because I’m not usually this disappointed in stuff from Clipper City / Heavy Seas… then again it has been a while since I had anything from them.

Serving Type: Out of a bottle, into a pint glass.

Zaradog, May 25, 2011
Photo of jsh420
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

notched best by may 2011

pours golden copper with 1+ finger head that left no lacing

smells of grassy hops and a touch of caramel malt

taste is just like the nose but there is a funky metal flavor that just ruins any pleasure i might get from sipping this

mouthfeel was spot on - light and crisp

overall - again the taste of metal made me drain pour most of this

jsh420, May 01, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Rhettroactive, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

everlong353, Nov 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

MaChiNe, May 19, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -17.2%

Appearance - copper, clear with 1 finger head. Decent lacing

Smell - some bread and pine notes. Fairly light scents

Taste - Hop crisp finish. Some flavorings at end that also have adjunct flavors of corn/grain. Some lingering bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - ok

Overall - A very average pale ale in my book. Lacks positive flavors and has bitter aftertaste. Its still drinkable, not session worthy.

bubseymour, Apr 21, 2011
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2.8/5  rDev -17.2%

I really enjoy pale ales. This pale ale has left me yearning for more. It pours a beautiful crystal clear amber with a half inch of head. The smell is almost nonexistent in this pale ale, although a small amount of citrusy hops comes through. The flavor is extremely mild with a moderately dry finish. The hops are mild and earthy and there is a fairly moderate malt backbone to this beer. Yes, I used a lot of words that indicate this beer is average and maybe a little sub par. This beer rings in at a solid 5/10. Not bad, but just does not satisfy my hop craving.

mzrebiec, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of RickS95
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%

A little darker than I expected, think dark bronze. Filtered, no head.

Flowery, citrusy smell; nothing jumps out at you.

Not much flavor, only slight citrus notes.

Lacking flavor, the slight bitterness in the finish is the only thing to report. Not overly bitter, but that's the only thing that grabs you.

Not much character. Lacks smell and flavor, and only slight bitter doesn't make for much of a pale ale.

RickS95, May 03, 2010
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2.84/5  rDev -16%

I had this on tap at BWI, so I don't know, maybe take this with a grain of salt because I might be predisposed against anything that happens there. I guess I just felt that even for a pale ale, it could've been stronger. I'd have liked more hops and more bitter. The color was a strange, slightly hazy orange. Consider giving it a try I guess in case the setting biased me against the beer.

MarkQ617, May 07, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -14.2%

Beer of the Month club

Poured a medium copper with a small off white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Other than a mild citrus aroma nothing stood out.

The citrus dominated the taste with a slight hop finish.

Light to medium body beer with a slight crispness.

This beer didnot stand out to me and was an average pale ale at best.

dtivp, May 03, 2010
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2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Transparent amber. Very, very thin head.
S: Roasted malts, a bit nutty, but also a bit musty.
T: Very nutty, sweet malt with some caramel. Thin/bland towards the end, taste does not linger. No noticeable hops.
M: Pleasant at first, but like the taste, ends thin/bland and unimpressiive.
O: Meh. I've had far better (including from Clipper City, as I love the Loose Cannon) but also worse.

ONUMello, Jun 28, 2011
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Heavy Seas - Pale Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
77 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.