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

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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 08-05-2004

Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Vienna, Munich Malt, Cara Munich

Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Cascade dry hop

Yeast: Chico No. 2, 1272
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Ratings: 305 | Reviews: 88
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft malts and a vibrant citric hop.

The taste consisted of clean malts with a touch of caramel and piney and citric hops.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward ale.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Crisp, malty aroma has a note of sour apple. It pours a nice bubbly almost clear amber with a very thick and fluffy white head. The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so open with care! Flavor is quite satisfying, malty with a slightly sour fruity note and an earthy, hop-bitter undertone. Smooth texture has above-average body and a firm, persistent fizz. A truly satisfying and enjoyable ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of JimKal
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was time for me to revisit this local offering after looking for some really fresh Dale's Pale Ale and being unable to find it.I bought this on sale at Lowe's. As there is no freshness date, just a code, I suspect it may have been reaching the end of its sell by date. This may have an impact on how it impressed me. (Still no freshness dating - get with the program Natty)

While I have enjoyed Natty's draft offerings (particularly the New Moon Pale Ale) I have not been impressed so far with the bottle offerings. But, this one had some promise if it could be found earlier in the life cycle. Many of the bottle offering have an after taste that is not appealing to me. That was not present here. There is a very mild hop presence - I would appreciate a more robust hop presence than I found here. There is a slight malt aftertaste. (I would now describe this as a more floral, earthy taste. The hop bitterness is still slight.) It pours a dark amber with a two inch head that dissipates quickly (I would now describe this as golden with significant haziness. It had a three finger head when poured into a tulip glass - really nice). There is adequate lacing (this one had significant lacing - again really nice.).

For me, the best part of this ale is that it is made locally. BA seems to promote local offerings and this one is certainly better than what the BMC crowd offers. (I will be getting more of this. I like the lower ABV making this a nice session beer.)

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of KajII
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

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4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
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!

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