Detroit Pale Ale | Atwater Brewery

Detroit Pale AleDetroit Pale Ale
BA SCORE
29.8%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 57 ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,639
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
13.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Higdon
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilsPils
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.29/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4.57/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBIP
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked Oct 14, from the Atwater variety pack. Goes from bottle to trusty tulip glass, creating a finger of head that quickly dissipates, leaving a cap of foam that hangs for the duration. Some soapy lacing. Smell is sweet, floral, and malty. Taste follows, with just a teeny, tiny bite of hops on the finish. Overall, easy drinking. A perfectly serviceable session ale.

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Photo of cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of deakin
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral. grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. It felt like a blend of American and English styles. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and pale/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Detroit Pale Ale from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 29.8% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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