Epiphany Pale | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Epiphany PaleEpiphany Pale

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gavage on 07-04-2010

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of mkh012
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robbase9
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is the classic amber, clear with an attractive foam in the Einbecker pilsner glass. Spritzy and tangy on the tongue. Light body with a refreshing mouthfeel. Faint hoppy aroma.

Malty but not too sweet. A little dankish, but a pleasant bitter hop finish. Some cedar and resins in the aromatics. Just bitter enough for a Pale Ale. Tingly and edgy with the slightly acidic hoppiness.

Extremely drinkable with an appealing sudsiness. Unassuming but the flavors melt nicely together and you want to keep reaching for the glass. Another standard style that Old School seems to have done well.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of beertunes
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice orange-ish amber color with just a small cap of white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma had pine and floral hop notes upfront, with a trace of citrus at the back. The malt profile was relatively low. On the tongue, the beer was mostly similar with the hops having the lead, and the malt playing a nice support role.

The body was full without being heavy, coated the tongue nicely and had a well-balanced finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily, and I look forward to having more. Overall, a pretty nice example of the style, certainly worth trying if you see it.

My friend Skylar typed this review for me.

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Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Tiriansdoor
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Strong sense of effervesce fills a dense rustic orange body. A pitted frothy head rises 2 fingers high with an ivory coloring. Chunky foam lace sticks admirably to the vessel walls while head retention was very respectable, lapsing a finger in height only after 4 minutes.

S: Sweet grapefruit and pine on the nose, sweet toasted caramel coated grains with a sweet lemony zing. Good level of aroma for a pale.

T: The flavor was sweet and citrusy with sweet caramelized speciality grains and pine. A spicy bite of grapefruit is both bright and fresh, with a dry flowering helping. Toasted biscuit, and sweet speciality grains on the leave.

M: Bright and crisp mouthful, medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation activity. Some sticky sweet caramel residual.

O: Overall good level of hops and carbonation, a touch sweet at times from the speciality grains.

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Photo of piclee
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy tarnished copper body, topped by fluffy white whip cream.

Pleasant inviting pine and grapefruit aroma.

Strong caramel foundation, a nice surprise. Following by juicy citrus, a good bitter bite, and a bit of pine in the finish.

Firm medium mouthfeel.

Overall, a tasty example of a west coast pale ale. Give it a try.

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Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerNdarts
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

A- Light amber with a thin head, dissipated to lace within seconds of service.

S- Fruity and flora, hop aromas were shallow but there.

T- Very smooth and malty on the front, hoppy with a slight "bite" on the way down. Very clean.

M- Medium-Light, not too malty, which for this style is fine.

D- I could have a few, but like all hoppy pales gets old a little quick.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is copper in color with a thin head and scant lace. Smell of floral hops, citrus and caramel malts. Taste has grapefruit bitterness mixed with the bready malt that is not as prominant as I'd like. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A little more malt in this one would make for a good solid pale ale.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I bought a bomber of Epiphany Pale Ale at a beer store. $6.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold color with a slight haze. Modest frothy white head dissipates quickly, leaving nothing behind.

The smell is good, a soft sweet bread and citrus aroma.

Taste is mostly citrus, a little grain malt flavor up front, like corn or rice, with some grapefruit and lemon flavors along side, and a dry bitter finish like dandelion leaves.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp and clean.

A drinkable pale ale, but not a remarkable one, and way over-priced in this instance. I'd probably buy a bomber again in the $3 - $4 range. Otherwise there are as good available at a better value.

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange color with a nice 2" head that lingers around a while. Some spots of lace dot the glass.

Smell: caramel and orange slices create a pleasant aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, hint of lemon zest late, some grassiness, and a moderate bitterness. The malt profile is a bit grainy.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout, with a hint of dryness late. Nicely refreshing.

Drinkability: this is a nice sessionable beer in that west coast APA style. Won't blow you away but this beer hits ths spot.

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Epiphany Pale from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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