Paul's Pale Ale | Springfield Brewing Company

Paul's Pale AlePaul's Pale Ale
57 Ratings
Paul's Pale AlePaul's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Paul’s Pale Ale is an old school, west-coast style pale ale that starts off with nutty and caramel notes from a blend of crystal malts and finishes with a satisfying hoppiness, making this an easy-drinking pale ale. Paul’s Pale Ale has been the hands-down favorite of the SBC regulars and staffers since 1998!

Added by DrunkMcDermott on 12-12-2003

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Slayson
4.95/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of karst
4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful clear copper with nice head and lace for the eye and an excellent hop aroma for the nose as well as medium feel for the mouth. Most drinkable and IMHO in the same league as Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. I have enough for a nice session. Highly recommended.

Unfortunately I found the bottle version less appealing.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a six pack of this back down to Austin from Springfield, Missouri. Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a pint style glass, no visible freshness date.

A: Beautiful deep amber color. Not quite as much head as I would have expected, but keeps a nice bit of head as it's being consumed and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass.

S: Spicy citrus pine notes hit the nose up front from the cascade hops, which are balanced nearly to perfection from the caramel malt sweetness and ester flavors. Hints of apple and red grapes blend very nicely with other citrus notes typically detected in a N.W. style pale. Earthy like ester flavors are also quite present.

T&M: Unlike many APAs, this one is bit more balanced up front, as the deep malt character hits the tongue up front with some caramel sweetness and provides an excellent backbone once the spiciness of the cascade hops hit. Nearly perfect balance of all the things one would expect for the style, as the hops never dominate, but rather give a nice dose of spicy, grassy citrus and pine notes, blending nicely with apple and grape like earthy ester flavors in a semi-dry finish with just a touch of alcohol and lingering caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, as it's a bit creamy, medium-bodied, with low to medium carbonation.

D&Notes: I have been drinking at the Springfield Brewing Company for 10 years, and their beers rarely disappoint, and this one is without a doubt one of their best. Funny as it may sound, I have never really taken the time to drink this beer that much. The Springfield Brewing Company is actually owned by a company that manufacturers brewing equipment (Paul Mueller Company), and consequently offers some outstanding lagers year-round, that are rarely found in brew-pubs of it's size. At least for me, that almost makes it a bit more difficult to drink their pale ale as much, as it seems every brew-pub and microbrewery under the sun offers a pale ale.

All of that being said, this is an outstanding pale ale this balanced to perfection. According to their website, it clocks in at 25 bitterness units, which is just over 10 less than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is one brew not to be missed, as this pale ale could hold its own to almost any other out there.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Orangey amber color that holds a modest head momentarily though does leave a bit of lacing.

S: The nose is full on Cascade hops and malts that smell a bit biscuity and toasty. All American pale ale aroma nicely done.

T&M: Thankfully the taste follows through on that aromatic promise and delivers a really well balanced and flavorful ale. Hops are in abundance and yet the malts are too. Body is really enjoyably full and smooth, though not heavy or off style...just right. The brewers certainly didn't skimp on ingredients. Hops seem a little one dimensional but I like them.

Overall: I am surprised by how much I enjoy this. I drank this quite a bit in college about 10 years ago, and my palate has certainly developed since then, so I was expecting less for some reason. Mueller's pale ale is a great example of the style.

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Photo of Timr_1
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpecialK088
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at brew co

A-Pale golden iwht a good head pretty typical looking APA

S-Good hoppy charecter with some grassy notes to it as well

T&M-Very straightforward APA good hop quality nice and earhty with a good amount of citrus in the middle and back. Nice medium body good cabonation feels good going down

D-Easy Easy Easy to kick back a few of these at the brewery or out of the bottle I really enjoy having this so close to me

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Photo of Brown1647
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper color with off a great off white head and lace.

Smell: It has a very melon and herbal presence.

Taste: It is not overly bitter at all. A bit floral with some of those melon tones.

Mouthfeel: Very well balanced and refreshing.

Overall: I have had this one on tap and in the bottle as well and enjoyed them both.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Msundt
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sharpness, but not quite as sharp as an ipa. Nice carmel notes on the after taste. They say that this is the staff favorite, I could see making this my every day beer. Definataly my favorite beer tasted during my trip to Springfield Missouri....

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dozier77
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BuddyLoveFosho
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of paulcox
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Boca-X
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvwcorp
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewhouse.

A: Served a copper color with a good head and nice lacing.

S: Has a mellow citrus aroma with a mild malt sweetness, bit of fruit and herbs.

T: Starts with a mild tart nip that becomes a nice malt sweetness. there is a bit of fruit and spice in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: Very enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

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Photo of jdm
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer came to the table with a nice head and reddish color. i smell some floral and malt. tastes great. very style typical however. nothing that really makes this one jump to the next level. it does remind me of a cross between a sierra nevada pale ale and an anchor steam ( minus just a little of the finishing bitterness from the anchor).

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date.

Poured dark straw bordering on amber/copper. Pillowy white head with clingy bubbles.

Smelled mostly of citrus fruit, also piney. Faint undertones of biscuits.

Medium-light body with sparkling effervescence. Assertive C-hop flavors go well with the sweet bready malts. Spicy finish with a lemony zing.

A session beer, enjoyable, but not too big.

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Photo of naterock
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass with minimal head and a patchy lacing. a pale orangish-copper kinda light but still good.

a suprisingly strong malt quality with a bit of earthy hops and a kiss of citrus. a lot of similarities to an english pale ale.

Subtle qualities all around, with a moderate malt sweetness and just a graceful kiss of hops.

Moderate in carbonation and a bit cloying but overall very drinkable. Damn I love that this is brewed here in town and is so cheap and available.

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Photo of BigBry
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (same label as above), brought back from the brewpub in Springfield. Thanks Mike for sharing.
Pours a clear golden-orange color, with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves thin but nice lacing on the glass. Not really the 'copper' color that they describe on the label.
Aroma is slightly malty, but has lots of fresh grass hops. Good flavor, with solid mix of maltiness and citrus hops. Crisp, bitter hop finish, but not overpowering. Medium body, appropriate carbonation.
A drinkable, session brew, clean and well balanced taste.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jbak
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Paul's Pale Ale from Springfield Brewing Company
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