Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale | World Brews

Tap Room No. 21 Pale AleTap Room No. 21 Pale Ale
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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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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one finger soapy, white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled malty and grassy. Not much else.

T - It tasted of some bitter grassy hops. A nice burnt toast maltiness, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is a nice APA. At $6.59 for a six pack it is a nice value.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a relatively clear copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a faint amount of amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall frothy foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts and grassy hops with a hint of citrus/orange rind hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted malts with a light amount of bready malts. That is followed by a light flavor of grassy and citrus/orange rind hops which imparts a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Nothing exciting here and not really great hop aromas + flavors for this one... Probably won't grab this one again though it is easy to drink.

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Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is fizzy yellow with an average head and plenty of spritz in the mouth. Light body. A hint of hoppy fragrance along with cereal cooking. Some light flavors of malt and a modest hoppy edge. A little bit of resiny flavor. English muffin breadiness. Bitter metallic twang.

Bitterish bathwater taste at the finish. This seems to be a step up from the industrial lagers, but it's a small step. Still, however uninspired it's an almost drinkable light lager. Unpleasant bitter note makes me want to quit drinking it, though. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Von's supermarket in San Clemente.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
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 sendbeer
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tap Room No. 21 Pale Ale
World Brews
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 5.30 %

LOOK: Pale orange colored brew, white soapy head forms with some lacework as well.

SMELL: Earthy, grassy, cat pee like scent from the hops. A good helping of herbal and tea like aromas eventually develop as well.

TASTE: Pale malt flavor with light toasted notes, caramel, and fresh bread. Hops are highlighted pretty well, with more herbal, grassy, faint lemon notes. Somewhat crisp and generally good tasting and drinks fairly easily. Mellow notes of malt and herbal, citrusy hop.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, decent carbonation, but comes off a bit watery. A few of these would be good on a hot day, however.

OVERALL: Easy going pale here with no frills but also nothing out of place. Pretty standard, and there is nothing wrong with that. Give it a try.

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Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
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 khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hophugger
2.77/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Crystal clear watery golden body with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy, slightly piney, lots of toast. Flavor is slightly sweet, a dash of bitterness. Feel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. A plain pale ale that is light on flavor.

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Photo of beergoot
3.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crystal-clear, dark gold colored body; thick, foamy, white head; strings and clumps of lacing on the glass. Caramel and bread crust aroma; slight sweetness noted. Flavor follows the aroma; some diacetyl notes (on par with the style); slightly metallic hop bitterness. Medium bodied; smooth and glassy; mostly dry finish.

Not a bad little beer all together. It is far from being a standout example of the style yet delivers the basic goods. The flavor and feel do seem a bit weak overall yet the beer remains easily drinkable.

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Photo of buckyp
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of ordybill
2.47/5  rDev -22.6%
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 Falcone
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of allengarvin
3.07/5  rDev -3.8%

A: 3.5 - Pale gold beer, clear, with a large airy head that fades fairly quickly, leaving little lacing.
S: 3.5 - Faint floral hops.
T: 2.75 - Sweet, grainy malt, with very little bitterness. Tastes like a generic macro:
M: 3.25
O: 2.75 - Fortunately, got as part as a pick-your-6, so I don't have any more to drink. Very poor.

Weightings (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.07

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
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 TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of gregcordle
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbrown
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of crbnfbr
3/5  rDev -6%

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