Benny's APA | Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Indybeer on 06-11-2006

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure if this beer ws named after Benny Hill or not!?!?!? I tried it during my visit to Shoreline. The color was copper/amber with no head. The scent carried hints of orange and spice. The taste was ok, but not crazy about it....definitely had a tartness to it which was followed by a big malt finish. The mouthfeel was ok, just not crazy about the tartness. Probably would not ordert his beer again.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours golden amber with a decent white fluffy head

The smell is nice, piny earthy hops with a nice citrus backing. Some malt, pale, makes it;s way into the nose.

The taste matches the smell full of hops, pine earthy but becomes floral and citrus. Very pleasant

The mouth is smooth with a nice carbonation forming on the tongue.

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Photo of Mike412
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alleykatking
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Shoreline.

A- Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow color. Half finger light white head that died down rather quickly. Soapy lacing on the sides of the glass as I drink it down.

S- Very earthy piney hops in the front of the aroma followed by a biscuty malt backbone. Light citrus tones in the back of the aroma to help balance out the malty middle.

T- Bitter piney hops from the get go. This when it warms a little turns into a little floral in the hop taste. I personally liked the piney hops more. Middle is a biscuty malty body with a touch of honey to it. The citrus hops make a apperance in the back of the beer with a nice dose in the tail end.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation for the beer. Hops were left all over the palate with some light alcohol in the aftertaste. Flavors were muddled together well enough. Crisp and actually very refreshing.

D- This beer was a little too drinkable. I would have loved to get another one but it was closing time. I would suggest this beer to almost anyone who comes in. A good IPA and rivials most of the others they brew.

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Photo of thedrewski86
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Shoreline. Good golden color, nice carbonation with very little lacing. Very pleasant smell of citrus and pine needles. Honestly, I got this because I wanted something very hoppy and they had just run out of the IPA. This isn't nearly as hoppy as an IPA but it was still very good. Quite pale and drinkable, I could have a few of these in one sitting without much difficulty.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GbVDave
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 16oz pint glass at Shoreline 11/11/07. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist (and the driving!)

A: Served a respectable looking dark amber/gold with a tiny 1/8 finger head. Minimal lacing.

S: Very nice piney hop aroma with a soapy hoppiness as well.

T: Served way too cold! Nice piney/soapiness that gradually shifts to an earthy floral hop flavor as it warms. Nicely balanced toasted malt flavor.

M: Prickly, spicy, and quite refreshing.

D: Darn drinkable...once it comes up to temp. The taste score suffers because of the too cold temps their beer is served at. It has to overcome the "coldness" before the flavors and aromas really take off.

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Photo of stompilator
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mgroothuis
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jmbot4371
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of jeff96gt
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattcrill
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

Aroma: Biscuity and light hop notes. A touch on the faint side but it was served too cold. Still, balanced and interesting.

Appearance: Cloudy golden copper colored pour with a 1-finger sudsy white cap.

Flavor: Spicy, peppery hop notes. Light honey undertones. Hop bitterness is definitely in control here.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied and prickly. Firm carbonation and a drying finish.

Overall impression: A solid offering all around. Refreshing and approachable. A touch unbalanced toward the bitterness but that's never a problem for me. Just FYI for anyone who hasn't had a lot of good APA's. Recommended.

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Photo of Rmatuszak2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tmoneyba
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft sample at Shoreline.

Poured a clear amber color with an average creamy white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Medium citrus hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met with a good session beer.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of nasastrums
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LukeK
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%

Benny's APA from Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
3.68 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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