Dead Arm Pale Ale | COAST Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Highly hopped, lighter body. Ya know, West Coast Bro.

Added by jsanford on 02-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.19%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Texasfan549
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite the gusher but when I looked at the date on the bottle it wasn't exactly fresh so that's my fault; cloudy and honey-colored with patches of lacing

Smell: Biscuit and melon tones; somewhat oxidized

Taste: Biscuit and a touch of caramel build the base and then the melon and tropical fruit flavors build; a moderate bitterness increases, after the swallow, with the oxidation becoming apparent on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have adjusted my scores somewhat to account for the old bottle; I think that when fresh this would be a very nice APA

Thanks, stevensond, for the opportunity

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pint at the brewery.
Hazy golden orange, visible carbonation. Compact head of foam, random arcs of lacing in the glass. Bitter orange and grapefruit peel in the aroma and taste, balanced pale malt presence and a moderate hop bitterness. Light enough, on the verge of medium bodied. Overall a nice standard session APA, well made with no flaws.

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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 can, dated Feb. 2016, served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours cloudy, pale apricot with a very good head that leaves ample lacing.

Fruity-hoppy aroma and flavor.
The flavor carries a faint fruity tartness, mild-medium bitterness, and a strong hop level for style.

Medium body with very well-set carbonation. Crisp and some dryness in the finish.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Small head. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Great citrus hop aroma. Aggressive hop bomb aroma. Just a bit of malt.

Taste - Aggressive hop flavor up front. Citrusy. Simple. But nice. Grain in the middle, but it's weak by comparison. The hop flavor builds and gets very strong in the finish. Bitter and extremely hoppy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Way too hoppy in the finish. Not necessarily over bitter, but the hop flavor gets very sharp.

Overall - Great up front but too strong in the back. I seldom wish a beer to be better balanced, but I wish this were.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.04/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Smells really nice but has a strange rubber flavor that makes no sense.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. A great pale ale- almost perfectly balanced. Nicely hoppy, slightly sweey and juicy, very smooth- moreish. Just delicious all around. This is one of those beers whose quality sneaks up on you- I really wish I had bought multiple bottles. Another fine piece of work from COAST.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy, almost milky consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma of hops and lots of citrus.

T: Tasted of hops (a moderate amount), a bit of malt (not too much), and citrus (grapefruit, orange). Tastes more like an IPA than an APA, but this isn't a bad thing. Sweet, fruity, and very tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: As usual, COAST puts out a well made, easy to drink beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Dead Arm Pale Ale from COAST Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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