Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale | World Brews

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Tap Room No. 21 Pale AleTap Room No. 21 Pale Ale

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by G2Brew on 04-04-2011

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 111
Reviews by dmfrench:
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3.41/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid but not critical perfumy, tart apple APA.

A: Mostly clear faded goldenrod body with a frothy, persistent, two finger off white head.

S: Buttery malt, some fruit (apricot?) a bit of dusty, zesty hops, and a small hint of an off scent, like adjunct or metal.

T: Very floral and fruity with perfumy oils, tart green apple, white grape. Hops are light and follow the nose. Malt is solid, on butter like the nose, but not completely robust.

M: Finely textured and a bit light on the carbonation. Slightly drying.

O: Very close to Anchor Humming Ale. Perhaps Anchor brews it?

EDIT: That's my picture!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Guden
3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hugh37
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a deep medium to dark orange color. The head is an off-white shade. It reaches about half a finger and has pretty good retention. Patching is dropped in reasonably good quantity.
Unlike the other two I've tried in this lineup, this beer seems like a pretty good representative of the style. Hops and malts are well-balanced, caramel and a little crust offsetting floral and grassy bitterness with a slightly sharp note to it. It's got a grainy undertone with a very mild astringency, but otherwise nothing off-putting and decently strong.
The hops are surprisingly strong given my expectations, coming to the forefront with the malts balancing but keeping it on the hoppier side. It's more herbal on the tongue with a not-quite-acidic sharpness and some lemon zest countered by a firm note of caramel and bread that leans toasty.
The body is medium, well-sustained and generally pretty fluffy off a consistent carbonation. It's got lots of crisp bite and some smoothness, too. A slight, very slight astringency is hinted at here and there but never quite cuts through.

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Photo of nhirsch04
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Jonmoore89
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of beerbrains
1.75/5  rDev -45%

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pale, translucent copper with a dense, bubbly, white head that has decent retention

S - citrusy and a bit soapy

T - very faint bready malt, sweet, citrusy

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a rather simple, one-dimensional offering. It's drinkable and smooth, but boring. It's cheap so I don't disappoint the six pack to hang out with friends, but I'll definitely avoid in the future.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of steelreserve69
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of ordybill
2.47/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Another sub-par beer from World Brews. This is not as bad as the copper lager but it doesn't even compare to Bud or Natural Light for flavor. Maybe I picked up a mixed six pack that was really old, but these aren't very good.

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Photo of BeerAmbassador
2.55/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-amber with little that did not stick around very long. Aroma is more on the floral side, orange blossom and honey notes and a bit of fruity malt. A bit sweet for me on the palate, it almost tastes like they use candi sugar, although I am sure that is probably not the case. Not enough hops to back up the sweetness and a watery finish to boot.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
2.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of poopsmitherson
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bufleraj
2.88/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GingerPeach
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Kevin!
This session-able pale pours a medium pale amber with a nice head of
white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and features some nice light
lacing. Nose of grassy hops and subtle sweet malts. Flavors lightly exceed the
nose with grassy and herbal hop notes rounded out by lightly sweet honey malts
and light grain notes. Nice mouth feel for a macro pale---smooth, medium on the
mouth feel, crisp, medium carbonation, and a clean lightly hopped finish.

Overall, nothing to hate here. It's balanced and refreshing. A solid pale for
consumption at a BBQ or after mowing the lawn (which this would work wonders for).


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Photo of das_Bier
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of buzzed
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of agribbs
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%

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Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale from World Brews
3.18 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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