Palomino American Pale Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by dbONE on 08-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of mwilbur
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into reidel beer glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1/2 inch white head. Good retention and lacing.
S: Fresh pine and citrus hops...pleasantly strong but not overpowering.
T: Follows aroma...which is a good thing. Fresh and strong pine, citrus, and floral hops. Reminiscent of a toned-down Furious.
M: Light body. Smooth and slightly oily feel. Moderate hop bite with a mildly dry finish.
D: Highly drinkable and sessionable brew. Refreshing and not overly hopped. A solid offering.

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Photo of Hopbrizio
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BurnInLA
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rudy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind come good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and with some citrus hops with some grapefruit. There is just a touch of bread as well.

T - Starts off with some honey and sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and mild bitterness. Through the middle, a bit more hop flavor and bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malts with a touch of bread and some citrus hops and lemon.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice session pale ale. Good hop malt balance.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of OscarO67
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orangish color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is quite inviting. Lovely citrus hop aroma with a nice little malt backbone, but not too much malt. The aroma remains being hop heavy without scaring away any pale ale lovers and IPA haters. Taste is a little more mellow and malt forward. At first, you get great citrus hop flavor. Bright and refreshing. There is a nice caramel malt flavor on the back of the tongue. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a sticky, yet crisp finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a great California pale ale.

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Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Jree261
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance-Golden yellow to straw with an eggshell foam.

Smell-Light berries and cut grass. Some citrus secondary.

Taste-Scorch takes the place of the fruit on the front and green vegetables with barbecue on the back end.

Mouthfeel-Light-Mid body, medium length on the finish.

Overall-This beer looks and smells fantastic. I wish the berry aromas had stuck around for the flavor. It was a little heavy handed on that barbecue/charcoal. I also wish the finish had lingered longer. Loved the nose though.

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Photo of vacax
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden with a nuance of orange. Generous head around two fingers, high retention for a thick long lasting white head with some thick strands of lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of fruity hops, not an intense aroma, but quite a nice one with pear, mango, peach, and grapefruit. I dig the nose, though I would like it a bit more powerful.

The flavor is equally clean and fruity, with the hop character dominating. I like how "American Pale Ale" is right on the bottle, and it delivers in highlighting the hops instead of malts. Tastes quite floral with peach, pine, and pear as well. Good flavors, though the overall taste profile is not as intense as I want a 5.5% beer to be. The flavors are there, but I want more of them. The bitterness and oils of the hops are highlighted in the flavor, but it is very approachable for such a beer. Great starter beer for a fledgling hophead. The carbonation is medium to high, but natural and creamy, which is usually good, but the body comes off as a bit light. The tap version is better with a more prickly carbonation, which improves this.

The flavors here are really good, I wish it was stronger, but this is a tasty beer. As it is, it is very very drinkable. When this gets ran through the Hopinator with whole leaf hops... the extra rush of hops makes it quite sublime! Recommended for a crisp, hoppy, easy every day beer. I got a case at the brewery to enjoy because fresh local beer is simply the best.

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Photo of hophead1901
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Palamino Pale Ale, much like the rest of Bootlegger's beers are above average. Granted that they have only been around for a couple of years, so it might take some time before they really start putting out some exceptional beer. However, I do enjoy them. Palamino is slightly bitter and it isn't too heavy which makes it ideal for a beer that you can drink throughout a night. Although I don't believe they note the IBUs on the label, if I had to guess I would place it around 50. All around a pleasant pale ale that I would drink on a hot day.

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Photo of dbONE
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint producing a nice with head with moderate lacing. The american hops used produce a nice subtle citrusy aroma that are right in time with the heavy barley kick. The dark pale color is deciving, you come across a unique bready flavor that is clean on the palette. The mouthfeel is there with the barley and dry hopping a pale rounds the balance. The hops work together and you find it having a crisp clean finish with hints of grass and citrus. A unique take on the APA, a surprisingly good beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Overlord
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Hollingshead. I mentioned it tasted almost exactly like Steelhead's Extra Pale, and Kenny agreed.

Pours a nice golden yellow, bit of an orange hue. Smells like light hops and a bit of citrus. Taste is very balanced, crisp and refreshing citrus, not to bitter, but with some pine/grapefruit. Good clean finish.

Liked it quite a bit.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
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
3.71 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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