Paper City Summertime Pale Ale
Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.

Paper City Summertime Pale AlePaper City Summertime Pale Ale
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3.05 | pDev: 28.2%
Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Paper City Summertime Pale AlePaper City Summertime Pale Ale
Reviews: 7
Photo of fitzy84
2.26/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oh my god, what was this? Appearance was a really pale yellow look. No head and some patchy lacing. Aromas were awful. I literally thought something had to be wrong with the drink. Pure lemon smell made this more lemonade than beer. Little to no other ingredients sensed. Taste is very, very watery and citrus-y. However, here comes the drink's best aspect: mouthfeel and drinkability. It's watery-aspect makes this very light, refreshingly light. Low carbonation however, so if it just had a little more kick it would be a solid body. And yes, its light and just right for the summer. Although I found the flavoring and aroma atrocious, if you want a refreshingly crisp, light summer flavored beer, this is pretty unique.

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Photo of albern
1.68/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Whoa, this is pretty bad beer. It pours a pale yellow with tons of carbonation, some white head, not retention. The aroma is lemon zest, maybe some orange zest. There are just florals in the nose that border on crystal light, or other such summer sweet-ade. I was almost sold on the aroma until I tasted this beer.

This is lemon pledge, lemon zest, lemon, lemon, and more lemon. Not good. I don't know where the pale ale is in this beer, it just appears to be a cheaply made, gimmicky, summer beer-ade for people who don't like beer. I'm even belching up lemon. This is dreadful stuff. Maybe the lemon will sweeten the smell of my kitchen drain.

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Photo of Seanish
3.71/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight from the brewery after bottling...

Poured into a pint glass, very little head but some lasting lacing..

Smells strong of lemon, not overbearing but definitly the dominate presence. Maybe a little hops as well detectable?

Taste is good. I knew beforehand there was lemon giving the beer a citrus twist but no where on the bottle is this indicated which could catch some people off gard. With the expectations I had, however, I found this beer to be pleasant and definitly a crisp tartness that goes hand in hand with warm weather.

It's definitly a drinkable beer. The first taste, especially if not expecting a fruit beer, may seem too lemony, but this beer grows on you. I don't know the abv but I could definitly put a couple of these back.
It's as if you put a slice of lemon in it...smell

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Photo of garcia2a
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This best story about this beer really deals with the giant beer store in Sturbridge. We don't have these in Pennsyltucky. Anyway onto the beer.

This bere poured an off yellow with a medium head and fizz. The gaseous fizz lasted for about a third of the sitting, The bouquet presented strong with lemon, weak on hops. The first sip was actually heavy on the lemon and a bit aserbic. This bite goes away as the beer is consumed.

The mouthfeel is acidic early in the drink, but that quickly goes away as the beer is enjoyed. Easy on the mouth and the taste buds. This is a decent summer beer and, like Leinie's shanty, a good chic beer.

To truly enjoy this beer, take it below the Mason-Dixon, as you can't get the heat and humidity needed to fully appreciate this beer in New England.

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Photo of kaelingirl
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle poured into a standard pint glass.
Kind of an orange yellow in color with a thin off white head that faded very quickly leaving no lace.
The arome is fairly strong lemon/lime
The flavor also seems dominated by lime and a bit of malt and wheat at the end.
Moderate carbonation. The beer is drinkable and goes down quickly but the overwhelming lime like flavor is a bit too much.

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Photo of WesWes
2.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a powerful lemon zest scent that overpowers any malts present. It's like I'm sniffing lemon juice. The taste is awful. It's quite watery with lemons throughout. It's not even refreshing and I like a bit of lemon zest in my beer. Just a thought here, add a bit more malt, preferably wheat and kick the lemon flavoring down a bit. The mouthfeel should also be medium. Add some more pale malt. This could be good it's just not now. Also, the head retention is horrible. The wheat malt will aid with this as well. I love the concept. The delivery is suffering.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.48/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Label notes this is part of their "Limited Brewer's Offering" series.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 3/4" beige head over the clear golden amber brew. Head doesn't go anywhere fast, with sporadic but ample lacing. Aroma is fresh hops with an undercurrent of sweet pale malts. Taste is moderate bitterness coupled with ample grains. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is high. Will keep an eye for this one again, excellent summer brew.

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Paper City Summertime Pale Ale from Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 7 ratings