Pemi Pale Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

Pemi Pale AlePemi Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.31/5
209 Ratings
Pemi Pale AlePemi Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Best Pale Ale in the Northeast and second overall in the Country at the United States Beer Tasting Championships. Pale amber in color.

56.4 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,514
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
209
pDev:
15.71%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 82
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 10/9/08 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light orange/brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of citrus along with caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste is fruity and sweet up front with flavors of citrus and caramel. There's a good hops presence that comes in next and a hearty malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's a solid beer but there are certainly better ones out there within the style.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orangey body with a thin, off-white head.

Smell: Toasted pale maltiness with a citrusy, earthy hop aroma.

Taste: Toasty pale malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Citrusy hops with a taste of grapefruit and a medium bitterness clear things away and leave you with a dry, lightly bitter, lightly toasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: While not altogether horrendous, it's by no means a great India Pale Ale.

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear orangey amber

SMELL: Buttery, toffee, bready, ripe fruit, spice, woody hops, apple skin, faint esters

TASTE: Fruity, herbal, malty, buttery, toffee, dried hay, toasted bread, kiss of alcohol, taffy, hop bitterness

A stand up pale ale, the Fuggle hops really work here. A good example fo the style even if it is contract brewed by Shipyard ... yes, there is a Shipyard flare going on here.

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3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a nice copper amber color with about 2 inches of white foam. No carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fresh hops and some bready malts. A nice combo.

t - Tastes mostly of bready malts, biscuit, some hops. A little bland.

m - Very smooth and creamy... pretty easy to drink. Little carbonation and medium body.

d - Got this with Awesome Clubs Beer of the Month club for February and it's a decent pale ale. Very smooth and easy to drink, with a bready malt taste. I thought it was a little bland but not bad by any means.

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2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that shows great retention and a fair amount of lace. The aroma is caramel bready biscuit and a fair amount of earthy citrus hops with enough butterscotch to remind me who makes it. The flavor is bready toffee and butterscotch with an aggressive hop bitterness but little flavor. There's an off putting mineral mixed with wet cardboard oxidation going on here as well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick bitter mouthfeel. Welcome to yesterday's APA. There's an aggressive use of hops here for the style, but they are all bittering hops so you get that bite mixed with the signature flavor from the yard with the ships. Honestly with so many better beers out there why bother with this one?

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3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy orange with a tinge of glossiness over the color. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that once it dissipated there was some light stringy speckled lacing here and there. The smell started off with a light citrus hops and then had a fair amount of caramel malts with a slight herbal quality to them. The taste was semi-sweet and then lead to a slight bland hay/almost dried and toastiness over and all about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was subdued but still somewhat decent for the style. Overall, for the most part, this one isn’t a bad APA.

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3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a mug, the beer is a bright, hazed, copper brown coloring with a frothy, filmy, clingy white head. Aromas of caramel sweet and biscuit in the backbone, with a hint of citrus. Flavors are rich and very bitter, with a dark, roasty caramel backbone and a resiny, peppery, and bitter dry hopping overtone. Some citrus highlights give a tartness at the end. Tangy sweet and bitter aftertaste on a thin body, with a smooth, slightly drying finish. Not bad.

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2.48/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours copper/amber with a thin, lasting, foamy white head.

The smell is floral with sweet notes. Resiny - almost plastic - notes come through.

It's hoppy - floral/citric/resin - but in an odd way. There is a tea-leaf bitterness mixed in with a detached caramel (slightly burnt) sweetness that overrides the hop flavor, though bitterness does linger. An out-of-place lemon zest is apparent in the finish. Odd hop profile that struggles to override the sweetness.


Medium-bodied with a decent carbonation level. But, not such a pleasant drying bitterness lingers despite the sweetness in the taste.

Drain pour? No. But, flavors are out-of-whack. Too sweet and the hops don't work quite right here. Not awful, but not good by any means - this is a strange brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of WesWes
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a basic pale malt scent along with a moderate hop nose and some light yeast esters. It's citrusy with adequate malt balance. The taste is average. It has a thin pale malt flavor along with a mild citrus hop feel. It has a good amount of bitterness, but the finish reveals some sort of off-flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent APA. I'm not crazy about it, but I bet it drinks quite well fresh off the keg.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mora2000
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and sugar, but like the Red Rack Ale I tried from this brewery, I get a lot of butter notes which are not good at all. The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavor is a buttery sweetness. In addition to that, I get some grain, wheat and grassy notes, but the butter is so strong it completely kills the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 355 ml. bottle dated July 2012. Sampled on March 9, 2012. Ooh, it is a handsome looking copper-amber with lively carbonation that builds up to a moderate head. Those bubbles keep flowing up though. The aroma is high on hops and sweet caramel malts. The hops are heightened compared to similar pales I have had. The body is smooth and medium. The taste has an odd yeasty, toffee-like flavor with a hop bite topping it all off. Bitter finish.

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2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a copper amber color, no head, clear, and a moderate amount of carbonation.

S - Smells grainy, evident caramel malt, grassy, pete, and mild toffee.

T - Sweet caramel and mild toffee with pine and a slight buttery flavor. Grassy and grainy. The buttery malt hits the tongue up front and mildly settles on the tongue followed by very mild pine bittering and a little bit of citrus. After the malt settles in, a small trace of grapefruit arises.

M - Watery, thin, grainy, light body.

D - Balanced but not memorable.

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Pemi Pale Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 209 ratings
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