12 Man Pale Ale | Dick's Brewing Company

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12 Man Pale Ale12 Man Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Dick's Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jackclyde27 on 12-29-2013

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 47
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, part of 12 packs sold hereabouts. Go team, rah?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, yet bright medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some random crooked swaths of sudsy lace around the glass as it steadily abates.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, muddled apple and pear skin, edgy yeast, and leafy, earthy, and mildly citrusy hops. The taste is semi-sweet bready and slightly doughy pale malt, a touch of caramel, and more mixed orchard fruity notes - apple, apricot, and white grape - with a soft earthy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active, via its moderate frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops not in it to win it. It finishes off-dry, the doughy malt starting to thoroughly throw its weight around.

A so-so version of the style, no off-flavours, really, but not enough hop oomph to engender in me the desire for another. Pound-worthy, I'm sure, during the high and low moments of the game, if that's your thing.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of nuebs
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jellikit
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light orange. Thin head. Slightly hazy. Small pieces of grain found suspended in beer.
S: Not much aroma.
T: Medium maltiness. Medium-low bitterness. Faint grapefruit hoppiness.
M: Medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: Typical pale ale. Not much that stands out. Not bad, not superior. Just ok. Drinkable for sure.

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2.92/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lookin4apg
2.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Better than Coors Light. Capitalizing on Seahawks fans.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of sweet bready malt and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet bready malt, light citrus and a light citrus and grassy hop finish. Light bodied. A light ale that seems brewed for the adjunct lager drinker, although this has a more interesting hop component, but overall mild and bland for an APA. Tastes good for what it is, a light session beer for football, but probably not a quick repeat for me.

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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1/5  rDev -71%

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3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance : A beautiful, lustrous three finger head on top of a hazy peach glow. The body is about 70% transparent but lets light coarse through it slowly. Artful licks of lacing are left behind as a reminder of what once was. This is a world class-looking beer.

Aroma : Fresh cling peaches. Papaya, mango, apple cider. Like a juice box from childhood! The malts (which I assume are made of rice, and also barley) are well hidden in the aroma yet still detectable. Hop is also there but barely detectable - yet completely okay with me. A glorious bouquet. I love it.

Flavor : The fruit is very prominent out front, with apple and pear and peach...following right after is a bite of hop - first biting and piney and then mellows to a tropical flavor as it moves to the back of the throat. A slight stingy malt character also peeks through, providing some dirtiness to this otherwise too clean profile. It finishes crisp like an apple soda, slightly dry, always sunny.

Feel : Fairly open and watery, but not lacking body. Medium bodied with some good creaminess, and a tinge of carbonation underneath to keep it alive. The finish is semi-dry, bright, crisp, poppy.

Overall : My favorite American Pale Ale. Insanely sessionable. This is not going to be popular among hop heads, but it sure is delicious. Will have again.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with a brief, coarse foam in the Gulpener tulip. Some fizz on the tongue. At least it doesn't have the club sods taste, but it needs something. Very light hop aroma with some flowery notes.

Some malty flavors, a slight sweetness, but mostly crisp. There is a pleasant malty cereal taste, light as it is, more like a Blonde ale than a Pale. A shimmer of hops with some resiny tang. Not much bitterness, except the aftertaste as the other subtle flavors fade.

While there is not any excitement here, it's a drinkable and nicely flavored brew at a lower alcohol level. More professional carbonation would improve the experience for such a light beer. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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