Honesty 47 Pale Ale | OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 10-16-2004

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by KyleMWood:
Photo of KyleMWood
2.35/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very disappointing pale ale. Cloudy with a off-white head. Hard to describe, because there wasn't much flavor. Very bland and dry. Maybe would be good on a hot summer day, but I would probably go with something else. Not much to this beer - wouldn't order again.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow with a white head, neutral aroma. Light mouthfeel and ABV. Billed to us as an extra pale. Reminded me of some wheats, did not get an expected noticeable bitterness.Dry finish. Bland and lacking in taste. Not one of the better ones.The hops and malts of the lineup are the main US ones.

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Photo of edchicma
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oh no!!!They served this offering in a chilled glass! Hmmm...so I waited for it to warm, and lo and behold...it wasn's bad. Color was a light amber, with little or no head (chilled glass?). Smell was fruity hops...a little light, but aromatic enough. Taste had a consistent hop element throughout. Not overpowering, but nice. Mouthfeel is dry and smooth..pleasant enough. Drinkability is ok, I would have another.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a growler at the recent Table and Vine sampling. The appearance was a light amber with a slightly creamy head. The aromas were generally malty with hops and floral tones. The Taste had somewhat of a uniqueness to it, with a generally smoky hint to the citrus and malts. A typically good body, helped the flavors and made it not too overpowering. Overall, a decent pale ale.

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper in color with a head of wispy foam and light lacing. The nose has what I choose to describe as a "melted snow" quality to it. The flavor is decidedly malty with an interesting twist delivered by something in the grain bill. There is something that just changes the flavor part way through the presentation. A "twist" is the best descriptor that I have. This beer causes me to think of a scotch ale due to its flavor, only much lighter in body and its other characteristics.

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Photo of erosier
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours an orange golden yellow color with a tall and thick tan colored head that laves the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malt and a bit of hops at the end. Nice citrisy and somewhat piney hops finish up the nose.
T: Like the aroma with less of an accent on the hops and a more malty taste which made it sweeter than I thought it was going to be.
M: Very crisp, fresh, refreshing, and the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable and easy going down. The blend of the flavors, the lower amount of alcohol, and the lightness of it make it a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of RingoBro
4.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this beer in a growler. Then poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass.

A - Hazy copper/light amber color. Nice lacing throughout.

S - Citrus, toasted malt, hops with floral tones.

T - Fuity and floral taste followed by maltiness followed by some bitterness.

M - Medium body. Light, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall, one of my favorite growlers from Opa Opa. Very drinkable and laid-back Pale Ale. I will most likely be purchasing more.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a clear yellow offering with a one finger head which stayed around a little while.

Aroma was light malts, and somewhat fruity, not that powerful at all. Quite subdued.

Taste was similarly light... lightly hopped and fruity malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Good.

Mouthfeel was average... almost too light. Drinkability, however, was pretty good, you could do a lot of this stuff.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub restaurant.

Shaker pint glass presentation. arrived with a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy golden brew, with plentiful small-bubbled sticky lacing. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Taste is pale malt sweetness, coupled with ample fruity hoppiness. Mouthfeel and drinkability were both superb. Another example of a nice beer, with the right presentation, turning into a great beer. Try it if you can.

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Photo of bsend
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a growler, and poured it into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a decent orange/golden color with a 1 finger white foamy head. Small amount of carbonation present.

Smell: Slightly above average of yeast, grain, and hop.

Taste: Decent taste from this pale ale. Definitely not an English Pale ale, and definitely not an overly hopped American Pale ale, this beer takes the middle ground and it works out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Decent, mild carbonation on par for most on tap beer.

Drinkability: Decent session brew. The growler serving style for this brew really allows you to enjoy a few of these.

Final Thoughts - Decent growler from Opa Opa. I want to try more of their styles. Good entry into the American Pale Ale genre. Nothing spectacular but definitely wirth a try.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sraimondi
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at Opa earlier today. Nice clean appearance, medium mahogany color, nice head to start which quickly diminished. No lasting lacing on this one. Not much hop aroma, but very assertive malt start with a crisp but not spicy hop finish. The malt backbone survives throughout. I had this one for the first time last Spring/Summer and didn't fancy it at all. It had a metallic quality to it. Had it next right around Turkey Day last year, and was very impressed. A nice APA which is now one of my faves from Opa. The brewers, including Dan Kramer, were there today sampling one of their just brewed beers and we chatted briefly about the 47. They confirmed that around Thanksgiving they changed the hops used. I told them I thought it a great improvement. Keep up the good work guys!

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Photo of scotorum
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled July 2005 at the brewpub.

This pale ale poured a clear, light amber color with white foam that settled slowly, and coated the glass as the liquid level descended, and left lace. The smell was of tangy, fruity, floral hops. The taste was firstly fruity and floral hops, followed by malt, and finally moderate hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was very dry and smooth with medium body and modest carbonation. The finish was nicely dry and hoppy. This was a very enjoyable pale ale.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a 20-oz. imperial pint at the Brewmaster's Tavern adjacent to the Opa-Opa Brewery in Williamsburg, Mass.

A: Poured a hazy, golden orange amber color with a one-finger head of creamy white foam which reduced to a crisp fizz. Lacing was okay and the chilled haze of this brew made it look pretty appetizing.

S: Smells slightly sweet and citric, with a musty, malted nose and a bit of herbal graininess.

T: Taste is a smooth, balanced blend of toasted biscuit and caramel malts mixed with an ample hand of grassy, herbal citrus hops. A very nice blend which errs a bit more on the bitter side than maltier, which is how I prefer my APAs.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a tad bitter from the hops, but fairly clean and drinkable.

D: Good ABV and solid, balanced flavor make it a good session brew and a great pairing for BBQ meals. Refreshing, good flavor and very palatable.

A tasty and slightly hoppier APA from Opa-Opa, this award winner is definitely worth a try. Use it as a marinade and pair it with burgers at your next grilling session or bratwurst bath.

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Photo of jbrumberg
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of indiapaleale
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Brewmaster's Tavern out in Williamsburg. I really wish they'd ditch those dimple glasses, its not 1950s rural England. I'd much prefer a nonic or standard pint glass...anyways...I digress..

Pours a decent amber to dark golden color. Its poured so cold that there is little to no head at all. They pour everything waaay cold at Brewmaster's Tavern.

Smells a bit hoppy, a bit citrusy and a bit malty. The cold really takes away a lot of the nose.

Taste is an initial hoppy bite which I like followed up by a powdered sugar sweetness, its actually very sweet in the back of the tongue. I dig this, its not too bad in anyway and nice on a warm summer night.

This is a pretty straightforward pale ale but its got a little more bit than I expected and it was a nice surprise. Not a bad beer and I like this one more than their Buckwheat IPA.

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Photo of deanhead
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice head with a great golden pale color to the beer.

Aroma is slightly bready.

Grainy taste, somewhat biscuity, and slightly astringent. Some Tannins are present, almost sour...almost acid aldehyde sour.

Light to medium body mouthfeel.

This was my first Opa Opa beer, and honestly, I was disappointed. Despite having no expectations, I was not satisified with this beer.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a growler at Whole Foods Dedham for the Friday afternoon NCAA games. Poured into a standard pint glass. Gotta say, it was a nice looking beer. Very fluffy white head. Dark golden colored body. Some lacing. There was a faint hoppy smell, just enough to detect. Taste was also quite pleasing. A good dose of malt up front, then a nice hint of hops on the palate at the finish. Very nicely balanced. Mouthfeel was smooth yet not overly tremendous. I found myself easily able to drink the growler over the course of the afternoon, though I will admit that I did grow a tad bored after a while. First pint was great, but it became less interesting as I made my way down the jug. Not an excessively exciting beer, but a fine choice for a session beer on a laid back day.

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Photo of jeanphony
4/5  rDev +13%

Honesty 47 Pale Ale from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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