Paul's Pale Ale | Springfield Brewing Company

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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: 56 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of kylehay2004
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tone
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off- white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of floral hops, spicy hops, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, slight grass, and a hint of lemongrass. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops,hint of lemongrass, slight sweet malt, slight tea, hint of caramel malt, hint of wheat, and slightly spicy hops. Overall, the lemongrass stand out, but otherwise an average pale ale.

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Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ppoitras
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from beerhandy as part of BIF 24. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" off-white head above the clear dark golden brew. Head fades relatively slowly, with average to good lacing. Aroma is sweet pale malts, with nary a hop presence in the nose. Taste is a short shot of pale malt sweetness, quickly shouted down by strongly bitter green hops, which more than make up for their absence in the aroma. Mouthfeel and drinkability okay, but this one's a bit middle-of-the-road. Not a bad pale, just not much more than that.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BigBry
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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 Bosoxfan20
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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 nuebs
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle thanks to Ira

Pours a clear golden-orange with a small white head that thins. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a slight bit of malt, but is dominated by grassy hops.

There is a slight crisp maltiness right upfront that leads into a mild citrusy hop flavor and a decent bitter bite. Finishes with a slight green hop grassiness, but not as potent as in the aroma.

Medium body, good carbonation.

A drinkable brew, but overall just a very average offering.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Boca-X
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of karst
4.69/5  rDev +25.7%
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 Branlott42
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carl_R
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of dradair
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this APA on tap, at the brewery, in a pint glass. Poured an hazy, amber orange color, produced a nice off white head, decent retention and good lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of sweet pale malt, grapefruit and fruity yeast. Medium in body, a base of sweet malted grain and some citric hop flavor. Overall, its a decent session beer, nothing special about this brew.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.14/5  rDev +11%
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 DrunkMcDermott
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found my tasting notes on this brewpub from our Rt. 66 trip, so I'm putting the review here. A good firm head over a respectably copper body. First impression is of mere bitterness, but after a few more sips, the floral hop character comes through.

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