Detroit Pale Ale | Atwater Brewery

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Detroit Pale AleDetroit Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.29/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of PhilsPils
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful clear copper with a one-finger head that quickly departs. Aroma is faintly yeasty malt, very little hops coming through. Taste is metallic and faintly soapy with yeast and malt dominating. Pale ale? Altbier? either way, it doesn't appeal to me and doesn't seem to be particularly well made. Along the lines of Bass but not as caramelly. Tastes a bit like some of my early homebrew attempts. I won't drain pour it but I also won't seek it out.

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Photo of deakin
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Dope
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale golden straw pour with a huge fluffy white head that lasts forever. Great lacing too.

S: Very floral hops with some herbal quality as well.

T: Grapefruit and herbal hops, bready malt backing it up.

M: Medium, high carbonation.

O: Decent but nothing amazing.

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Photo of Raime
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gusher. Quality control issue. Should be labeled altbier. Taste like pennies and soap. No long review. Ten years ago this would have been a welcomed change up from a typical AAL I guess.

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at Old Chicago in Southgate, Michigan.

This beer appears a clear pale golden colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves some streaky lace as it duly wisps away. It smells of faint grainy malt, and floral, leafy hops. The taste doesn't waver much, with some edgy cereal grain, and bitter grassy, earthy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body light, but not thin, and fairly smooth. It finishes crisp, and fairly clean, a somewhat metallic hoppiness lingering.

Nothing fancy, just an adequate accompaniment to pseudo-deepdish pizza and Detroit Lions eyeballin'.

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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1636th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12oz

Thanks to my co-worker Kathleen for this one

App- A fairly sparkly looking orange with some good bubble activity. I used a friends pint glass, so not sure if right glass or not, but best I had. Small 1/2" head that fell to nothing. A couple dots of cling.

Smell- A light bit of an small malty orange. A little bit of a spice note and maybe just a touch of bitter. A light IPA or a small pale ale really.

Taste- This was pretty tasty. I liked it better than the Detroit brewing one. Had more pop and flavor vs just a small malt backbone with a little citrus. Nice balance and a good fast drinker. An easy thirst quencher.

Mouth- A little bit of a lighter medium body with a fairly light medium carbonation. A good amount of malt on the back with a touch of citrus and a bit grainular.

Drink- Better than the 1st Altbier of the night, but wasnt anything wowing. Solid offering and quaffable.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mjvos
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy golden yellow with about one finger of head. After dissipating a substantial amount of lacing was left on the sides of the glass.

The smell is of very herbal hops and some malty sweetness.

The taste is also herbal with some sweetness; however, its a little bland compared to other pale ales I have had before.

It has a lighter mouthfeel that drinks pretty easily.

Overall, Detroit Pale Ale is a good beer, if nothing special.
I do really like the label with the Detroit skyline on in.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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