Palomino American Pale Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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3.74/5
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Palomino American Pale AlePalomino American Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,103
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
141
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 141
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with an orange-beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly rich malt in a modestly bitter beer. Hazy light amber in the tulip glass. Very nice lacing and foam top. Pleasant mouth-filling carbonation. Medium body with lots of malt.

Some caramel but mostly a clear malted barley taste which is quite refreshing. Not as crisp as most pale ales, a little bit murky like a Hefeweizen in the lineage. However, it's very drinkable, not too bitter, but has enough hops for an edgy tang. An interesting version of the often sharp and overly hopped-up style.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikesgroove
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bright golden amber color with crystal clear clarity came out of the bottle. Lots of visible carbonation was apparent throughtout the session with chains of bubbes rippling up through the glass

light with hints of light citrus, lemon mostly mixed in on top of a cereal grain filled base. Lots of whaeat and light earthy aromas blending in, but as it warmed a light hop presenced was dulled out way in the back, the aroma overall though was far too light to be really a knockout in any way. A nice light, crisp, and clean flavor was then produced. It was a classic light pale ale flavor, clean with a light wheat base, some light floral, citrus notes spprinkled through, orange, light lemon grass, especially in the finish.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With all of my trips to Bootlegger's, somehow, I've never tried this beer. On-tap at Bootlegger's.

A: The pour is a bright amber color with a finger or two of white head and some mild lacing.

S: Definitely hearty and bready, much more so than a 5.5% would usually seem. Some citrus and floral hop aromas, mostly orange and lemon peel, and some pine is present as well.

T: Again, the bread is center stage here. There are plenty of floral hops which really seem to characterize the beer. Still, a good citrus bite is there and gives some oranges and maybe grapefruit. Bitter and piney on the finish.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.

D: Not the best of the Bootlegger's offerings, but a solid pale ale that you could drink with ease.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Body is a hazy orange that looks fantastic; head is a little thin but I rate this highly anyway just for the color.

On first whiff I get strong floral notes and honey, quickly moves into hoppy citrus, mostly orange but also some peach and maybe grapefruit. Has a mild bready malt character too. Smells great but not aggressively hoppy.

Flavor opens with sweet citrus, oranges but not particularly bitter, fades into sweet flowers and some maltiness, I think I even get some banana in this. Not super hoppy, not overly malty either, this is a well balanced pale ale. I like this a lot actually.

Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and very good carbonation, between that and the really balanced flavor drinkability is great.

This is a very nice and well balanced pale ale with quite a lot going on in the flavor for such a light beer. Great session beer.

7.6/10

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed with a chicken dinner, on to the beer:

Poured into an Imperial pint glass, this beer is a somewhat murky bronze color, solid bubbly head on top. The aroma is very clean with grassy hops. Moving on to the taste, it's a simple flavored pale ale. There's some key lime upfront, mixed in is phenolic (plastic band-aids) and subtle citrus flavors. The plastic taste also has the a waxy feel to it with a bit of carbonation in the mouth.

Middle of the road. This is a pale ale that might benefit from cask conditioning.

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Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollingshead's,

A: Pours a murky amber with a medium white head, good retention, some lacing.

S: Light, but got a discernable hop character, and a bit of berry.

T: Hop character is quite light, adds a bit of grass and stone fruit, light grapefruit. Malt is more pronounced than in a standard pale, almost like an amber, get a lot of caramel and fermented sugar, mild molasses in there too.

M: Medium-bodied, very creamy, mild yet biting carbonation, the mouthfeel was probably the best part of the beer, well done.

D: A good American Pale, is it as good as Sierra Nevada or Alesmith X? No, but if you want a tasty malt-oriented pale ale, this would be a good choice.

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Photo of HopHead84
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8/26/2011

On tap at Bootlegger's. 

A: Transparent yellow gold with a finger of white foam.

S: Grain, bread, and biscuit overpower the light citrus hop notes. Definitely a malt heavy aroma. Orange is a shadow.

T: Grainy malt with just a little sweetness. Bread is light. Hops impart tame orange notes and a low bitterness. This has much more malt than hop character, but it's not heavy or sweet. 

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer, just overly malty and a bit bland. 

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent pale ale. Citrusy notes make it refreshing but it is not too flavorful. It is a pretty good summer beer. I think it it had more hops character to it it would be better

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Palomino American Pale Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 141 ratings