American Pale Ale | Broadway Brewery & Restaurant

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3.45 w/ 11 ratings

Brewed by:
Broadway Brewery & Restaurant
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This light golden colored American style Pale has delicate floral and citrus notes, and a slightly hoppy finish. This ale pairs well with most savory dishes. Brewed using Centennial and Cascade hops.

Added by BedetheVenerable on 09-25-2009

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Reaper16:
Photo of Reaper16
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. served on-tap at Broadway Brewery.

Poured a honeyed orange color with a small but tight cap of white head. The lacing was pretty clingy. Not too many carbonation bubbles coming up through the body though the beer was kind of translucent.

Nice, hoppy aroma. Lots of orange and pine-sol scents. There was a butteryness to the malt (though very slight) that reminded me of diacetyl, but otherwise the caramel malt was like the honey biscuits at Church's Chicken. Decent enough for an APA and appetizing all around.

This was a very delicious APA! I really didn't see it coming. The hops were a lot stronger on the palate than in the nose. Lots of piney, earthy flavors kissed by orange juice and squeezed lemon. The malt was bready and sufficient enough to keep the hops somewhat in check. All in all this APA is much hoppier than I expected and the lupulin flavors are well-executed.

As far as I know this wasn't served on cask, but the mouthfeel indicates something close to that effect. It wasn't very carbonated. This allowed the beer to be amazingly smooth for a pale ale. It brightens the hop flavors. Whatever they did to achieve the mouthfeel on this APA was a wise decision. Drinkability is thus pretty insane. You could polish off multiple, multiple pints of this tasty APA while you eat a creative butternut squash & bacon pizza.

I've had two beers from Columbia, MO's Broadway Brewery and was impressed with both. This isn't a mediocre establishment; it is a brewery that is turning out delicious examples of staple beer styles. You must check them out if you're in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NickGirardPhoto
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange, clear, thin head.

S: malt based, but can pick up some hop aroma slightly.

T: Starts sweetish, but quickly jumps into a surprisingly heady hop burst (not massive, but after smelling you wouldn't except much), tart/slight bite to the finish that I would attribute to the hops. mild taste of alcohol.

M: Mildy creamy mouthfeel, but medium to low carbonation. Lingers a tad.

D: Decent beer, not a huge fan of the way the hops sit or the hop flavor. If someone's buying, I'll enjoy one.

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Photo of jmccullough108
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of deweese
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Tone
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, amber/orange color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. There is a slight dryness and average bitterness associated with this brew. Tastes of hops (both oil and floral) and slight sweet malt. Overall, a good brew that represents a better than average APA.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a slightly hazy, orange/amber color with a small, yet thick, tan head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace.

S - It smelled floral and of citrus, mostly orange. Notes of sweet caramel were present, too.

T - Nice balance of malt and bitter hops. Citrus flavor is very crisp and sharp.

M - It was smooth, crisp beer with a dry finish. A light to medium-bodied ale.

D - This is a worthy pale ale. Very drinkable and quite tasty.

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Photo of pooogy
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16oz pint glass, poured from tap

Appearance: Ever so slightly hazed dark gold beer with some burnt orange tints...white cap of large bubbles with decent retention and some nice lacing, even though the head quickly fades to a thick film

Smell: Lightly fruity with some mild esters, but fairly clean actually...very light hop presence...this is pretty nice, but a lot milder and cleaner than expected for the style

Taste: Some mild steely caramel malts, light fruitiness, mild-medium bitterness from the hops on the finish...finishes cleaner than expected with just a little bit of herbal hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and just a BIT undercarbonated; actually a bit more like a cask ale in that respect; I personally like this level of C02 on this beer, but some might find it a bit undercarbonated

Drinkability: Medium-high

Conclusion: This is a simple but nice APA. It's milder/cleaner than often is the case, which is great for getting people into the style (i.e. my wife who's not usually fond of APA's)

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Photo of Duxx
2.62/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber to orange with minimal head.

S: Just malty no hop aroma what so ever. I really expect some hop aroma in a good APA.

T: Malty and sweet very little hop bite to balance the malt. Taste was fairly bland.

M: Good creamy mouthfeel but very very low carbonation. I asked the waiter if this was a cask ale, he didn't know if it was.

D: I suppose you could drink a lot of these because they go down easily. At $3.50 a pint the price is nice. Just not my idea of an APA though.

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American Pale Ale from Broadway Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 45.5% out of 100 with 11 ratings
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