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Pale Ale | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by inthebeeraisle on 05-29-2011

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 14
Photo of Libeertarian
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 06/18/16:

Deep amber made dark with thick, flecky opacity. Fine, creamy, foamy head of tan with moderate retention. Caramel, resin, raisin aromas. Loads of the same on palate, very good. Also toastiness as well as earthy and bitter flavors along the lines of leaf matter, tea, leather. Perfect balance. Favoring more so English than West-Coast influence, but distinctly American. Medium in body, tingly and sudsy velvet carbonation. Fairly crisp. Refreshing but not at the expense of heartiness.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a good level of retention maintaining strength for a long time before fading away to leave tons of thick foam on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a bready and yeasty smell, taking on a drier bready aroma. Along with these strong aromas comes a little bit of a light herbal smell as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a very bready taste mixed with a strong yeastiness as would have been anticipated from the nose. These tastes create the base flavor of the brew and are the dominant flavors throughout. There is a bit of lemon citrus upfront which fades a bit as the taste advances being replaced by some grapefruit and herbal hop tastes. A little bit of grassiness comes at the very end, leaving one with a lightly hopped but thick bready taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thick and chewy for a brew for a pale with a carbonation level that is rather low. The chewy body was actually kind of good for the big yeasty bread tastes of the brew.

Overall – A very thick and bready pale ale with a lighter overall hop hit. Not a bad brew overall, although a little more hop and a tad less thickness may have better suited the style

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought from Bev Mart $2.49. Poured into pint glass. Dark amber color, high carbonation, medium mouthfeel, slight bitter taste, not much smell, overall an ok beer.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -4%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is sharp lemon with a little pine and grain.
The taste is grain, moderate bitterness with a dry bitter finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz from Lifesource,Salem. $1.45 Clear amber ale with a nice inch high off white ,creamy,thick head Nice slighly subdued English hop style aromas..creamy cereal in the back. Taste is very pleasing..its hoppy OK but also a thick and chewy malt balances it out..very pleasant semi bitter creamy finish. Great creamy mouthfeel to this one, Actually an excellent pale ale.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light amber with a good bit of glowing haze. beautifuly apple cider hue. a surprisingly light caramel-colored head of a finger has fair retention leaving a fluffy cap that deposits striking lace.

aroma of sweet caramel malt, honey, and citrus. grapefruit and lemon with a bit of toasted grain.

taste follows the aroma. an interestingly complex rich toasty malt backbone with a pleasant honey sweetness . as I’d expect from terminal gravity, there’s a good bit of hoppiness here. some pine witha good bit of citrus.

mouth is moderate for a pale, but this isn’t an ordinary pale. ample but light carbonation is great - doesn’t overpower. a plesant sweet lightly drying finish.

all in all, an awesome pale with the expected nw hoppiness twist. a good bit of caramel sweetness that I’m really digging. A nice, yet still hoppy, break from the usual IPAs. at 6.1%, it’s still got a good bit of strength to it... it’s almost more like an under-hopped IPA than a true pale, which I’m definitely digging!

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

Six pack purchased at local bottle shop, enjoyed in shaker pint glasses 5.27.11.

Hard pour resulted in finger and a half light brown head, medium dissipation with average lacing over clear medium brown body, minimal carbonation rising. Nose is pretty non-descript, floral notes, a bit of biscuit. Taste mirrors nose with significant caramel notes along with the biscuit, minimal bitterness, pretty smooth. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, average effervescence. This is certainly an English Pale Ale which given TG flagship beer was a bit surprising. Could use a more assertive hop profile to compete with Mirror Pond, etc.

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Photo of inthebeeraisle
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Brand new six packs from Terminal Gravity. 12oz. short neck bottles. I poured mine into an Irish pint glass.

A: Deep red color with low carbonation & little head or lacing.

S: A faint smell of roasted malts.

T: Much more of a malt forward beer then other Pales from the NW USA. The six pack does describe the beer as "traditional". I'd have to agree. A nice clean hoppy finish

M: A rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice big bodied feeling while still not being too full. Perfect balance here.

O: I like these guys & I'm happy they were able to get more of their beer in bottles. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

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Pale Ale from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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