Quarrymen Pale Ale | Bloomington Brewing Company

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Quarrymen Pale AleQuarrymen Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bloomington Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic, American-style pale ale. Cascade finishing hops contribute to this beer’s well-defined hop flavor and aroma.

34 IBU

Added by BitteBier on 12-10-2002

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by mpcrump:
Photo of mpcrump
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Nicks in Bloomington.

A: Light clear amber body with minimal head.

S: Very light grain with some sweetness. For me this APA seemed to have a very light aroma.

T: Very light with some sweetness - honey, brown sugar, fruit. Apple?

M: Light to medium. A bit of sweetness. For an APA this seems somewhat on the light side. Not bad but not what I was expecting either.

O: Good but borderline on being too light. I will drink again hopefully.

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Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of hotstuff
2.62/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This Pale Ale poured a large head and it contained small-medium sized bubbles. The body of this beer was semi-cloudy. It had a fruity, citrusy aroma in my opinion with a lingering bitter taste. The lacing was very sparse on the sides of my glass with this beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at FarmBloomington.

This was getting to the end of the keg, and seemed very hazy at first. It settled with a thick and creamy inch of foam, with dimpled craters in its surface. Orange copper body once it settled it had good clarity.

Sweet and bready malt aroma, a little yeast and a touch of flowery hops in the nose. Sweet bread and butter flavors, citrus rind, backed up with a mild bitterness. Very creamy feel, possibly due to the extra end-of-keg sediment. Easy drinking, simple yet effective.

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Photo of BeerPunk1312
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather malty, bread. Very mild citrus and grass. Balance is not quite there. An avoidable pale ale.

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Photo of Sturgeon
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of flyingspatula
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this once before and remember it as a little lighter, not that's good or bad, just different. It has a nice appearance, darker amber than I recall. Nice creamy white head. Has a nice citrus hop smell, but a little maltier taste than alot of American ales (definitely not as bitter as Sierra Nevada)! Pretty tasty! I like the blending of the malt and hops, it has a good body, but it's very drinkable.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sierra Nevada clone? Hmm. Maybe.

I have to say that I wasn't hugely impressed with this beer on cask. It just had a sandy consistency of mouthfeel which I could not stand, and the hop character was just too pithy - I was reminded alot of the hop tea I used to try to make.

Maybe I got a bad cask, but I just couldn't pick up any citrus or rounded fruitiness to this beer, just plain ole heartburn-causing bitterness.

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Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of robwestcott
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cold from the tap at players pub a semi translucent honey gold ro a sierra nevada standard pint with a 1/2 finger foamy, big bubbled, long lasting off white head leaving spotty lace after the first few sips.

subtle grassy hops aroma and a bit of yeast and sweet aramel malt after.

muted hops alongside caramel-ly sweet malts and hints of butterscotch.

light bodied, big carbonation, minimal bitter to the roof of the mouth, malty sweet to the back of the tongue.

overall: ok, not great, refreshing, decent if you're staring at BMC choices otherwise.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ the bp on tap

a: light wisps of foam on a brown amber body

s: light grain ad sweet apple malts; caramel; light hop tingle

t: sweet honey; brown sugar; citrus hops; light fruit; very light

m: medium carb; light cloying medium thick body

d: really sweet and malty without too many hops; more like a honey amber

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Photo of IkeMan90
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. I love good cask ale. I've now had this brew on CO2, nitro and from the cask and this is by far the way to go. Just a wonderful nose, nice simple creamy texture and extraordinary flavor. The cascades come through like fresh grapefruit you just picked off the tree. Not a very special beer, but on cask, a freakin delight. After about 6 of them I finally blew the cask the other night and got the last half pint for free.

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Photo of WoodburyMN
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of amcaleh
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of JamesS
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to the table a nice orangish-coppor color with a bit of head and some nice lacing. Has a very light scent, but what's there is a nice hoppy/floral aroma. It also had a good, hoppy taste, with just a bit of bitter aftertaste, not the strongest pa I've had, but it's still quite nice and goes down fairly smoothly

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Photo of NorthSideSean
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of hoosier3334
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was good, but I like big apas, and this just wasn't big enough. good mouthfeel and it goes down smooth. smells good, nice hop presence. If you're eating at lennie's, this is a great choice to go with your pizza or pasta. This is my personal go-to beer at lennie's.

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Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mgeraci
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Beric
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving: On tap at Nick's into a jar
Served: 5 July 2014

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber brown with a minimal head. Really not a looker.

Smell: Slight malt sweetness evident, though one admittedly has to search for it. Dank, citrus hops in the nose.

Taste: This one got better the more I got used to it, but the first few sips had a distinctively 'earthy' quality to them which made them taste almost dirty, so to speak. The earthy funk was really offputting originally, until I slowly became accustomed to it. After this, the beer drank more-or-less like a standard, if uninspiring, APA with a lighter malt backbone than most, but with a decent hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light with medium carbonation.

Overall: Not the best APA I've ever had, and one of the weakest options for a hoppy beer in Bloomington. Would not order again, unless I was with a group that only wanted to go to BBC.

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Quarrymen Pale Ale from Bloomington Brewing Company
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