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Southern Pale Ale - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Southern Pale AleSouthern Pale Ale

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Munich Malt, Cara Munich

Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Cascade dry hop

Yeast: Chico No. 2, 1272

(Beer added by: oberon on 08-05-2004)
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Photo of KajII
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a slightly hazy golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that had great retention and lasting throughout producing thick sheets of lacing.

The aroma was to say the least nice and hoppy of a pine hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with nice strong notes of citrus and caramel.

The taste was bold and bitter with a hint of caramel at first then became extremely hoppy with a real nice dose of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted a really long time allowing for full enjoyment of this beyond hoppy brew.

Mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and dry in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall this Pale Ale is by far one of the better ones out there. If I did not know any better, I would have taken it for an IPA.

Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Tackle42
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of hyoung41
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a deep gold color, one finger off-white head, with a decent amount of chunky particulates.

Nose is sweet, biscuity and fruity with a definite citrus and pine hop punch.

Taste is of honey malt with hop presence in the form of pine and dried tropical fruit notes. An interesting light sourness and almost savory characteristic come through in the finish along with a solid hop bitterness.

Moderate carbonation and a full but not perfectly well-rounded body.

Overall a good pale ale - something I would seek out if available in the area!

Photo of BeerDocT
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few six-packs of this brewery's beers while out of town for Thanksgiving and was really impressed.

-Appearance 3.5: Poured out with a small head that shrunk quickly, but stuck around on the sides and floating around the top. This alone was appealing, but the deep golden color is beautiful. No visible carbonation bubbles.

-Smell 4.5: Wow! BIG hop aroma to this IPA and...yes, that is unusual. This baby has an aroma that smells like hops, not adjunct or metal or any "etc." I also smell a slight barley note in the bouquet. This is how an IPA should smell.

-Taste 4.5: I feel a slight bitterness with the first swallow and this turns quickly into a deep hoppy taste. I mean deeper than your typical IPA; if you've ever smelled fresh hops, that smell is this taste. This quickly changes into a different hoppy taste, much more in line with the typical IPA alkaline hoppiness. A long, dry finish follows which distinguishes this IPA from many, many others.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Creamy, with a great mid-level carbonation. Very good.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent IPA. This IPA may not be from the Left Coast, but it is amazing and is highly recommended. It is a whopping 7.2% ABV according to the bottle, but I could taste NONE of it in the beer. Delicious! If you can find it, BUY IT!

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TEAMHOLT
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Natty Greene's in Raleigh

Pours amber with an orange hue. There's 1/4" lacing of head with decent retention. The nose is grassy, citrusy, floral hops; it seems to be a single hop variety. The taste is pale malt up front with the same citrusy, floral hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

This is an easy drinking beer. I'm not sure what hop variety they used, but it dominates the nose and the flavor making it a little one dimensional overall.

Photo of beerdown77
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours hazy orange and has a good head that lasts; no complaints on the appearance. The smell is invitingly hoppy with a subtle amount of malt. The flavor is immediately tart and grassy. The earthy woodsy taste is actually pretty overpowering. I don’t find this to be my favorite pale ale by a long shot, but I would definitely recommend this to someone who was seeking out that “mowed grass” taste.

Photo of rmalinowski4
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with one finger of head that recedes quickl leaving no crown and very little lacing.

Smell is strong malt and earthy hops, very pungent and strong.

Taste is similar to smell. Sweet malt followed by a strong earthy hop bite. The finish is crisp and dry. Not too bad

The mothfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall, this is a clean, crisp, and refreshing beer. The hops are a little too earthy and pungent for my liking, but it not too overpowering to make it unenjoyable.

Thanks to beermex2 for the extra.

Photo of tastybeer
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks pleasant and refreshing. Warm golden amber color, clear and crisp, with a near white foamy top. The head fades to a ring with a thin layer in the middle. Aroma carries fresh hoppy goodness, sweet fruit, grass, hay, and a good amount of doughy sweet malt. Nice graininess. Taste is good and malty with bright cascade hops among others. Lightly bitter which is just where I like it for this kind of pale ale. Mouthfeel is good. Brisk carbonation, a touch of graininess in the texture, and a medium-light body.

Overall I like this beer. Thanks to the local factor, it very fresh. Good balance and very enjoyable, especially after a lazy day in the sun.

Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes on 12/17/2010

This is a very nice, light bodied, and crisp pale ale. Beautiful golden color, nice clarity and a slight white head. Pretty hoppy for an APA. Lots of pine, resin, and a touch of sap. Grainy, biscuity finish with an ever so slight honey malt flavor going on. I wouldn't mind a little more body, but this is a good summer drinker for sure.

Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: shaker pint serving, medium in color, with a layer of off-white carbonation on the surface

s: nice mix of caramel malts and steeped tea-like hops, a little pulpy and leafy, but nice enough

m: carbonation moderate, with a nicely malty, medium body

t: nice caramel malt structure - flavorful but not too sweet, featuring a highly tea-like hop flavor, not impressed at first but it grows on me a bit, some tropical citrus juice flavors, moderately bitter

d: drinks well enough, not a bad choice

draft at the Raleigh brewpub - see no reason to add another listing

Photo of unknownlamer
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with no date I could find (but assuming it is fresh since it has only recently started appearing around Raleigh) served in a tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a fairly thick 1cmish white head that faded to a thin persistent head after about 30 seconds. Lacing was minimal. Before the head faded the smell was intensely piney and earthy; afterward the hop aroma was a bit more subdued but still dominant, and a bit flowery.

The body is reasonably thick but with a bit of hop grittiness more common with much more bitter beers. There was a tad bit much carbonation for my liking. The flavor was of slightly sweet grain with perhaps a dash of citrus that gave way quickly to a strong hop bitterness.

This is a fairly balanced pale ale, but maybe a tad much bitter. Nothing spectacular; I much prefer Natty Greene's Amber Ale (despite not liking amber ales in general).

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Pours golden yellow with a bit of a white head that quickly recedes. Nose brings some floral hops and some slight citrus notes. The taste brings forward some more of the malt. A bit of pale malt with some light bitterness. Decent body with good carbonation and slightly bitter. Decent hop flavors but nothing that's terribly complex or over the top in any particular direction.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appeared to be light golden, really good color, with a nice light white head that dissipated too quickly although a nice cap remained and there was some nice lacing as well. Additionally, there was some noticeable carbonation rising to the top of the glass.

The aroma was decent, light hop with maybe a trace of barley and bread.

The taste was much better than expected for the style. Light hop, as noted in the aroma, but overall, well balanced.

The beer felt right, light and very easy to drink. Possibly one of the better APAs that I have tried.

Photo of Durge
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With a very ample white head, this pale ale displays a clear light copper appearance and a trail of nice lacing. The aroma is of skunky citrus/floral hops, a very fair summation of a solid IPA actually. The flavor happily lives up to the nose and more. This seems modeled somewhat after Sierra Nevada's champion brew which won't get any complaints from me. This may even be a bit more hoppy with a biscuit laced citrus theme. It's very drinakable for any hop fan. It's well carbonated and quite refreshing, medium bodied, delivering a light enough feel while still being relatively substantial. While you might argue that this is not very unique, or some that it's more of an IPA than a standard pale ale, it's damn good and impressed me thoroughly.

Photo of newk340
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: a very light translucent color, miller liteish.

S: grains and malts overpower the nostrils, but not in a pleasing way.

T: a decent tasting pale ale but leaves an unremarkable bitter aftertaste.

MF/D: bland hops sizzle the tongue very briefly leaving much to be desired, great for a warm summer day however.

Photo of dataskatt
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice local pale ale. It pours a rich golden color with a fairly small head. The smell is hoppy with floral/citrus notes, and some biscuit. It has a medium-full body with a slightly more bitter than usual after-taste for a pale ale. The flavor is rich and crisp. This is a very drinkable pale ale. I like this a lot better than Natty's Amber Ale. Overall, a nice beer.

Southern Pale Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.