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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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BA SCORE
82
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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
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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Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

LaughingZebra, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear medium amber with a very short lasting white head. A hint of lacing hangs on. There is a mild aroma, slight pine and earthy hops playing off the equally light malt sweetness. The taste is quite close to the aroma with just a little more oomph where it matters. Very crisp on the finish. An above average APA.

delta490, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

CUbeerfan, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ThirstyHrothgar, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Psberrier, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

CSQ1111, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper orange, moderate carbonation, 3 fingers of off white foamy head with random lacing.

S: Pine, citrus, orange candy, hard candy, mango.

T: Light sweetness, light red pepper without the heat, citrus candy, fruit loops from the middle through the finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Well done pale ale. I've seen it on the shelves of supermarkets so much in North Carolina, I've given it a miss until now. Worth a try.

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

marshmarsh, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Sebas, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours orange-yellow, very cloudy, with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and pine hops, inviting. Tastes of very heavy pine hops, even a bit syrupy. Beer is heavily carbonated but still very refreshing, good finish, light bodied. Overall, an above average beer.

cyclonece09, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MichaelProcton, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

spedprof, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

paul_db, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Whsrickqb12, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ascags, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

huddyball, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Foyle
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1” fluffy white head, cloudy golden color with significant carbonation. Large amount of lacing as well.
Aroma: Citrus dominates – tangerine and orange. Some biscuit malt as well and a bit of yeasty bread.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and somewhat sticky, noticeable carbonation in the swallow with a dry finish.
Flavor: toasted bread, a bit of raisin, tangerine. Flavor is more balanced than the aroma.
Overall: I found this brew enjoyable and drinkable. A nice session ale.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

walkinginplace, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rdub, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

BradShook, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

crowsnest, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, golden-copper coloring with no real head to speak of. Aromas of buttered biscuits, lemon sweet, cut grass, and subtle pepper notes. Subtle nose overall. Flavors are tart and tangy forward, with a blast of lemon first, followed by an almost astringent mouthfeel, grass and bitter hops backbone, and some errant ethyl notes. This seems like a bit of a mess on the palate. Light bodied that turns to sharp and astringent about mid-drink. The aftertaste has a solid roasted backbone to a very sweet, tart linger on a dry finish. I'm kind of wondering if this was a bad batch...I'm going to have to try it another time and possibly re-assess.

GarthDanielson, Mar 06, 2014
Southern Pale Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.