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Appalachian Pale Ale - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Appalachian Pale Ale
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2004)
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TechTriumph

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 06/07/12:
Poured in a tulip.

A - Pours one inch of off-white creamy head with moderate retention; Clear appearance and amber in color with a good bit of visible carbonation; Decent amount of lacing left behind

S - Pretty good balance here; Grassy and grapefruit hops - some smells have one stronger than the other; Caramel and biscuity malts with a light toasty presence

T - Get less grapefruit here and still some grassy hops, though the mild bitterness is the strongest showing of hops here; Biscuity malts with light caramel and a stronger showing of toasty malt flavors compared to the aroma

M - Not quite medium bodied; Moderate carbonation; Fairly smooth going down

O - This APA was my first of several brews from Smoky Mountain Brewery while vacationing in Gatlinburg, and I think this one was probably the one I enjoyed most. It's just an all-around solid, easy-drinking brew that I could have had more of while relaxing on the cabin deck overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 14:57:57 | More by TechTriumph
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Aah, the always classic, always crisp, always clean taste of American Pale Ale is in good hands with Smoky Mountain Brewery!

The ale opens with the expected copper-amber hue and backed with brilliant clarity. A mid-statured head caps the ale with a slightly off-white froth. Receding to a thin sheet to skim the glass, the head holds firm and laces the glass with broken rings and patterns of lace. This is a handsome but not obnoxious looking beer!

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Medium bodied throughout, the beer's malty body carries embedded carbonation for a creamy upstart. But the dissipation of carbonation and sweetness leaves a super clean, dry, and refreshingly crisp mouthfeel to finish. Mild alcohol warmth only adds to the spicy character and reinforces dryness in a short-lived linger.

Simply put- this is the quintessential taste of the classic American Pale Ale through and through.

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Appalachian Pale Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
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