Trouble Brewing After Party
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,849
Ranked #46,144
3.21 | pDev: 13.4%
World Brews
California, United States
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 86
Photo of KLHBB
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy traffic light amber, minimal head, floral smell, earthy, muddy tones in the taste. Feel is medium carbonation, overall perfectly accredited the low abv I'm looking for today.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can served cold into a pint glass during Mother's Day celebrations.

Appearance - Gold in color, fairly clear, modest half finger of head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - Clean grainy with some earthy hops. Grassy notes mixed in. Fairly non-descript.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose. CLean and grainy with some earthy hop bitterness. Pretty mild and doesn't really wow in any area (not that pale ales regularly do, but this is pretty non-descript again).

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied to light bodied, carbonation is expressive.

Overall -Nothing memorable, but nothing really off-putting either. Easily drinkable and 5.3% ABV is a little higher than expected. Decent brew with nothing to stand out with.

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Photo of joedvegas
2.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear dark amber in color with a thick big bubbly, clingy head. Ample scents of apple, pomegranate, dirt, honey and pine; heavy on the earthy and nutty scents. Taste was dominated by hints of maple, pine, old pomegranate, mineral and honeysuckle. Medium feel with a coating finish. Not a huge fan of this one. Seemed a bit off to me.

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Photo of FLima
3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color with a thick thin head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Mild aroma with notes of creamy bread, grapefruit, stone fruit and a distant herbal-pine.
Flavor with notes of dank and earthy hops, tea leaves, grapefruit citrusy, peaches, some toffee, toasted malts, minerals and grains. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
APA with an English IPA-ESB accent. Lots of tea, earthy and grapefruit notes. I did not like its hop profile, it reminded me of Argentinean Cascade. Good cost-benefit, still not sure I would choose this again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.07/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is some barfy shit. It kinda triggers me when someone screws up something as simple as a pale ale. Yellow beer. Thin 1/6" white head, retention sucked. Aroma was not hoppy. Fairly confident that this involves absolutely zero dry hopping. What hops there are, I'm guessing super high alpha acid juice.

I also got a hefty dose of diacetyl out of this one. I mean they really fucked this beer up. The hop bill sucks. The lack of dry hopping sucks. The infection sucks. I guess the pale malt bill seems ok. This really belongs in the absolute bottom shit tier of beer. When I think shittiest pale ales, this beer belongs in that company. Avoid big time, even the $1 a can price tag is too much given it sucks shit.

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Photo of Suds
3.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is a honey-amber colored beer, very clear, and from a can. The head is a one-finger, very stable white...not bad lace. The aroma is a little flat...I get grain and a bit of malt, also some cereal notes and earthy hops. The taste is equally flat...mid-taste bitterness, some malt balance, but not much else. Light-medium in body. Just okay.

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Photo of nhdjinn
3.78/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had little expectations. Bought a 6 pack at walmart for the price of bud
Pleasant surprised
Look: nice golden copper with good head retention
Smell: caramel and grassy slight hoppy note
taste: toffee like finish. low bitterness like amber larger but its balanced enough hint of corn- enjoyable
feel: good body
overall: this is a find at bud price. will buy again
don't hate on this cause it a Walmart micro brew its better than a lot of expensive pale ales. Its almost British special bitter with more head

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Grocery Outlet in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Nov. 9, 2017
Consumed: Nov. 9, 2017
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: No canned on date

First time I’d ever seen this brewery in stores. The term brewery is used loosely as it is World Brews out of Novato, Calif., even though the can says Rochester, N.Y. (I know there is some relation there). Anyway, saw the Cat’s Away IPA for $2.99 for a 6-pack, then saw this variety 12-pack (also a pale ale, amber and witbier) for just $5.99. Had to pounce on it even though I knew each would probably be average. Started out with a pale ale called After Party.

Poured an amber clear color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled exactly what I thought it would really. Like a cheaply made beer that smells (and probably tastes) the same as it does now as it did in 2011 or like an average homebrew. Specifically got chewy caramel, wet grain, brown bread, brown sugar, eucalyptus, menthol and some toasty malts. If I had to guess I would guess Cascade hops, but not betting a cent on it. More amber smell than pale ale smell. (Smell - 2.75)

Taste followed the nose, which was not a good sign here. Still more amber qualities than pale ale. Got gritty wet grain, chewy caramel, brown bread, metallic notes, bitter toast, herbal, dirty wet grass, lemon zest and a touch of rye. (Taste - 2.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 2.75)

Just not that good of a pale ale. But on the bright side it was basically 50 cents. (Overall - 2.75)

2.73 | 64 | C-

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Photo of TBDave
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes fine, but nothing special. It’s a Walmart-brand craft beer that comes in a variety 12-pack. Not bad, better than macro lagers around the same price. But I’d rather pay $2-3 more and get a better pale ale.

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Photo of jettjon
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can bought as a “Trouble Brewing” variety pack at Wal-Mart. Into a pint glass, ruby-orange color with moderate head of white foam with good clingy lace. Nose is pleasantly sweet with a caramel-corn character. Mouth, bitter hop forward, floral with pink grapefruit notes. Piney hop finish. Mouth is pleasantly chewy with some body while remaining quenching and refreshing. The best of the variety pack by a perciptible margin, would definitely enjoy again.

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Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber gold color with white cap and good lacing.

A zingy, spicy hop aroma backed up by sweet malt.

Flavor on entry is hops first and in an Alfred Hitchcock type plot twist this Pale Ale is hoppier with a sharper, deeper hop flavor than the sibling IPA of the same series. Curiouser and curiouser, but there it is. This is a lighter style of hopping favoring spicy floral over the familiar pine herbal often found in an IPA. Also a caramel malt flavor that deepens as we approach the finish with hops making a final flourish in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A pleasing finish to the final of four in the Trouble Brewing 12 pack. Plus a good value in what worked out to be a little over a dollar a can plus tax. Life is too short to limit myself to big bruiser high octane brews that score well when I can have simple pleasures such as these.

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Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can - part of variety pack:

Pours copper with a foamy head. Foamy lacing sticks.

The smell is of leafy hops, some caramel, some citrus.

The taste is of light citrus, a touch of caramel and some minerally water.

It is light-bodied. Pretty refreshing.

A decent, standard light APA. Light, balanced, easy to drink.

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Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, no dating info that I can make any sense of.

Pours on the darker side of amber, typical looking head, low froth, and leaving strands of lacing.

Minor hop nose

Middle of the road pale ale/amber, moderate hops and bready malts ....decently solid, but nothing special. I am surpirsed by the very low scores for this one...underrated IMHO

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Photo of HalfFull
2.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can into a pint glass. After Party pours deep straw to light orange in color and offers a decent off white cap. Carbonation looks good and leaves light lacing throughout.

Aroma initially has some odd hop aromas that seem mellow out to leave a light malt character though nothing stands out too much. Bit of light citrus up front. As the beer outgasses the smell is a bit more tannic with some old or overly extracted grain notes.

Taste is of faint caramel malts supported by a largely neutral grain character. Light biscuit flavor/feel up front segues to a faint oily finish with the return of a bit of orange citrus. Overall a tad watery in texture on average but has no offensive qualities per se. Touch of hop spice on the finish at times.

Overall slightly better than expected out of the Contract Beer Mill that is Rochester, NY. Aroma is the only real downfall. And with cryptic coding on the can I have no idea how fresh the contents are.

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Photo of Spikester
3.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden orange with one finger of white head. Good amount of fine bubble lace.
Smell is bready malt with some herbal hop aroma.
Taste is slightly sweet malts with a slowly building herbal hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. The finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall an easy drinking Pale Ale.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can with a stamp: E186-1316:18. Sampled on December 31, 2016.

Not a bad looking medium amber pour under a big, off-white foamy head that fades some but leave a lot of lacing.

The aroma is your basic pale ale sweet caramel malt breadiness with a kind of herbal hop character thrown in for good measure.

Light to medium body.

The taste brings out a pleasant and moderately sweet barley and grainy malt character that is balanced with a slightly dry bitterness to finish. It is really a typical pale ale with nothing more or nothing less.

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Photo of jasadewi
2.67/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Light gold color and bubbly, though soapy, head.
S: Smells faintly of floral hops.
T: Tastes like an average APA that has been watered down considerably. Low bitterness with maybe some bready notes, though the flavor is so watered-down it's hard to discern.
M: Light bodied and decently carbonated/
O: I bought this beer as part of the Trouble Brewing Trouble Pack. All of the beers in the pack were watered down versions of their respective beer style (though they all did hit the low-level benchmarks of their style). I would recommend so many APAs over this one, though it is not a bad try.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

After Party Pale Ale has a thick, spongy, white head, a clear, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams, and heavy lacing, left behind. The aroma is of yeasty, slightly-spiced white bread, and the flavor is of those elements, with low-level hop bitterness, which displays itself, more, as the ale warms. Mouthfeel is medium, and After Party finishes in the dry and drinkable realm.


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Photo of jadpsu
3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber color with a copious full head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving fair lace.
Aroma: Bread malts are most prominent. Some floral hops present.
Taste: Malts,l chewy, tart A little lemon citrus touch.
Drying mouth feel.
This is a better beer than any of the obscure beers I had on my two week visit to Ireland in 2014.

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Photo of ordybill
3.87/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden amber color with a large white head. The aroma is yeast and malt with a small amount of hops. The taste is malt driven and is pretty solid.

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Photo of Radome
2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tasted from 12 oz can bought as a mixed 12-pack.

L - Dark straw to light gold color and very clear. Head is white and initially 1 cm thick; it fades to a thin sheet with some lacing.

S - Aromas are clean but not very strong. Floral and citrus hops dominate, with light grain in the background.

T - Hops flavors dominate, with a somewhat harsh bitterness accompanying indistinct citrus and grassy hops flavors. Little malt shows through. No yeast notes.

F - Medium to light body. Spritzy carbonation. No alcohol presence and fairly dry finish.

O - A decent but uninteresting APA.

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Photo of hman43
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: It pours golden with a white head that produces some lacing. There is a slight cloudiness to the beer.

Smell: There are aromas of floral and grassy hops. There are also some bread malts.

Taste: There are flavors of mostly floral and grassy hops. The bread malt provides a little bit of balance to the overall taste.

Feel: It has a light feel on the heavy side. It has a moderately bitter finish.

Overall, it is a fairly clean beer that tries to highlight the floral and grass flavors.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful dark gold color with two-fingers white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: bread and faint grapefruit citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, bread and grapefruit citrus, not much of a malt presence up front.

PALATE: medium body and higher than average carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a decent beer for the price ($12.00 for a 12 pack) but was a little unbalanced, it just went straight to the hop profile, which was decent.

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Photo of zeff80
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, fizzy head of foam. It smelled of caramel, touches of orange and grasses. Sweet toasted caramel with a citrusy bite.

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Photo of DaneBramage
2.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can from a 12-pack sampler from Walmart. Copper color, medium foamy head, mild citrus aroma. Not much flavor, just an inoffensive, bland pale ale, slightly bitter. Bought it on a whim for barely $1 a can, can't say it's worth any more than that.

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Trouble Brewing After Party from World Brews
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 86 ratings