Fair Weather Pale Ale | Lightning Brewery

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Fair Weather Pale AleFair Weather Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 06-17-2006

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Photo of rob133
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of HalfFull
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass, this beer pours a golden straw with a bit of haze and a rich half inch of head. Retention and lacing are good.

Smells of light hops and some raw barley, gathering a bit more complexity as it warms up a bit, yet never offering much variety or depth.

Taste follows the nose with light malt and hops on the tongue, somewhat dry in the middle and with a lingering bitterness. Somewhat coarse and bready on the palate. Light in malt body and quite bitter as a result. Good feel but drinkability is limited as a result of the dryness on the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Apok23
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks quite nice with classic amber color and foamy cap. Has that earthy taste with some herbal bitterness that reminds me of sweet vermouth. Mouthfeel is great, with plenty of carbonation. Flavorful but not much nose. Label says 5.6% ABV. Rather malty but quite dry, a bitter and raspy finish.

Pretty average stuff. With Pale Ales I'm always hoping for clean, crisp flavors with a nice aromatic hop component. This one is pretty murky. Quite drinkable, though I'd want to get it down quick.

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Photo of travolta
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

App: Apricot with golden hues. Good head retention and lacing. An offwhite whipped egg head.

Nose: Carmel and tropical fruits at first, then muscat grapes and cloves.

Taste: Sweet and syrupy, well balanced, a little too malty and bit of hop bitterness in the middle which does not linger. Grapefruit and citrus in the middle.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours all foam and takes a while to settle down; the liquid is cloudy and amber

Smell: Fruity, almost in an English pale ale way; caramel undertones

Taste: Caramel and fruit, up front, earthy bitterness develops, mid-palate, with a slightly herbal finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather English, I must say; not bad but not great

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Fair Weather Pale Ale from Lightning Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 17 ratings