Pale Ale | Grand Rapids Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
Grand Rapids Brewing Co
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of smibroncos
3.99/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured a light copper color. Small white head on brew. Good lacing on the glass.

S. Hops, grass,citrus pine. Great smells just like a pale ale.

T. Nothing disapointing. Great hoppiness nice sweet balance. Bitter bite.

M. Good carbonation, slightly dry finnish.

D. GREAT BEER I don't know why the other scores are low. Anyway I enjoyed this brew. Maybe I got the good pull.

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Photo of jp32
1.75/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

It has a yellow shade with a nice soft head on it. Very small, tiny carbonation, obviously, but still seems to be a small amount. The smell is a touch hoppy, but fairly boring. The taste however, is much much more boring. A few hops here and there, in a grassy, sort of herbal form, are all this beer really has to offer. It was serverd damn-near warm, apparently thats the traditional way to offer a cask-ale, and I do not think I am much of a fan.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This arrived as a murky, deep-amber colored beer with a light, tan head exploding with bubbles from the pour. The nose had a grassy, hoppy characteristic. The mouthfeel was thin with a definite grassy flavor on the tongue. The finish was dry, lingering, and lightly hoppy. I found this to be an enjoyable beer, especially in the summer.

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Photo of walleye
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from the tap at the brewery. poured a dark orange to brown, with no head. aaroma, malt caramel, with a light hopness, some orange. flavor, the hops came out a little more robust than they did in the aroma and balanced nicely with the malts, as it warmed the flavors did diminish a little. a little on the thin side. over all not to bad

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Photo of granger10
2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one lacked any real noticeable flavors. Smell was of pale malt and some nondescript hops. Taste was somewhat sweet up front, grainy in the middle, and hoppy towards the end. It was too light in body for my liking and seemed to be made to appeal to a Bud drinker. Pass.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Clear, light honey in color with a caramel accent, forming a thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Aroma is of light honey, vanilla, fruity and herbal hops. Taste begins with an initial sweetness, a toasty middle, caramel, and a overly strong herbal bitterness which lingers longer than appreciated. Mouthfeel is crisp with an acrid finish and medium body. Chemical finish is horrible.

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Pale Ale from Grand Rapids Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 6 ratings