Pride Of Texas Pale Ale - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Pride Of Texas Pale AlePride Of Texas Pale Ale

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 05-20-2014

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Photo of woodychandler
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you are a frequent trader and have never engaged in a CANTrade, you ought to try it sometime! It is so much easier than those clunky, fragile bottles. I have a regular, ongoing CANTrade with the Mighty JenRay who only likes APAs, AIPAs and DIPAs, but will send me anything and everything that she CAN get. Here is a recent example.

From the CAN: "Quality Brewed[-]Community Strong[-]Texan Proud"; "There's pride, and then there's The Pride of Texas! Our Pale Ale is a tribute to our home state. Hoppy and bold, yet smooth and thirst quenching. Pride of Texas CANs are perfect for any outdoor gathering or activity where bottles are frowned upon. Best of all, if you're feelin' macho, you CAN crush 'em like a man!"; "Prost Y'All!"; "Go Texan."

I hear my boot camp company commander right now, addressing my bunkmate, Danny Davila from Corpus Christi, TX. Davila had just said, "I am proud to be from Texas, sir!" His response: "There ain't nothin' in or from Texas to be proud of, recruit! STFU! Any a you other asswipes from Texas?" Hands went up around the berthing compartment. "What part of Shitsville, I mean, Texas are you from?!?" he demanded of another fellow. "Fort Worth, sir." "Fuck her fer all she's Worth, you mean, you little douchebag?!?" It was a different era back then.

The Crack! revealed both a brimful craft CAN and a squirter. I got a spray across my knuckles and onto the nearby glass! I remember this one chick ... Regardless, this created two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was minty, piney, very hoppy and after a buncha non-hoppy beers these last couple of days, my mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was hoppy, sure, but not up to the billing of the aroma. They called it an APA and it was a decent example, but I was put in mind of the adage "All hat and no cattle." It evinced a grassy, minty bitterness which was okay, but it needed some citrusy hops to give it more of an Ooomph! Finish was semi-dry, not bitter or hoppy enough to be CANsidered truly dry. Crushable? Sure, but there are better examples of the style with which to fill the cooler. Sorry, Texas, but I have to side with my CC on this one.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy light amber with a thick white head.

Smell: Mild hops and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter hops with a mild hint of citrus.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but I would not go out of my way to have one again.

Photo of kojevergas
2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased for $1.50 USD at Whole Foods HQ in Austin, TX and served cold into a pilsner glass. Expectations are low given the brewery.

Reviewed live.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~3 inches wide. White colour. Frothy and soapy, with nice creaminess and decent softness. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is nice - ~5-6 minutes.

BODY: Clear copper with orange hues.

Looks like a typical pale ale. There's nothing unique or special about it. Average to above average at best.

AROMA: Caramalt, pale malts, floral hops. That's it. Maybe you'd find a hint of graham cracker or cream, but this aroma is reticent and light.

TASTE: A shallow dull flavour profile comprised - painfully simply - of only generic floral hop character, pale malts, cream, and some caramalt. Reticent, boring, and ill-conceived, with a build that's anything but gestalt. I suppose it has a basic cohesion, but there's nothing notable whatsoever about this beer. I guess some hints of vague indistinct fruit emerge as it warms a bit?

Average intensity, duration, and amplitude of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, unrefreshing, and somewhat creamy. Overcarbonated.

This mouthfeel fails to elevate the beer as a whole, and doesn't complement the taste particularly well.

OVERALL: There's no harmony of texture to taste. This has an inadequate balance and a subpar flavour profile, with no interesting flavours whatsoever. I'm not sure what they were after with this, but the result is a sad attempt at a pale ale. Canned mediocrity, but not undrinkable.

Low C (2.77)

Photo of Premo88
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into nonic

L: hazy orange with plenty of yellow in it; loads of debris in column; decent 1/2-head of tan/beige foam that has a little staying power, sticks just a bit; keeps a decent collar of foam; looks like a pretty old brew (no born-on/best-by date, but my bet is this is 8+ months old)

S: candied orange ... citrus notes; sour grain; maybe (just maybe) some bread malt, but it's hard to pull up; slight onion

T: grain, oranges, sweet ... floral, almost like perfume or cologne with the harsh alcohol pulled out of it; candied orange; bitter bite in the middle of the taste ... relatively strong when it bites, but it's smoothed over by a lot of sweetness

F: very light but well-carbonated

O: considering the 6-pack I bought is well past its prime, it's a very solid brew -- delivers all the notes you would expect from an American pale, including decent citrus sweetness with a good bitter bite that isn't overpowering; in a head-to-head, I bet I'd have trouble distinguishing it from several other pale ales (both Texan and non-Texan), and that's not such a bad thing

Photo of allengarvin
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a bright-copper colored beer, with a frothy finger's width of head atop it. The aroma is somewhat faint, but gives some pine-resin hop notes and a little malt, kinda bready. Flavor fairly bitter, with resiny, grassy hop taste. It is nicely balanced by malt, which is more apparent at the finish, and gives a touch of bread crust sensation. Decent beer from Rahr, and nice that they have cans out now.

Pride Of Texas Pale Ale from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.