Second Wind Pale Ale | Mother Earth Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 06-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of rockyfire
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright orange color with a great sized head. Head faded to a thin lace on top, as well as down the sides.

Smell: Citrusy hops with a nice sweet malt aroma coming through as well.

Taste: Yummy with a nice hoppy flavor, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Citrusy flavor with a decent malt background Very Nice and drinkable and drinkable and drinkable...

Overall impression: Wow - great canned beer. Perfect for camping trips, boating, river trips, sporting events, or just around the house.

Mother Earth Brewing hits another Home Run.

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Photo of hmmmmmm
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy pale orange with a finger and a half of tightish bubbles that recede quickly to good lacing. Smells of fresh cut grass and slight citrus (i feel like another can i had had more aroma, might have been more fresh). Light citrus with a cleansing, restrained bitterness. Good, crisp mouthfeel. This is going to be a go-to session beer for me, especially during the summer months.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A golden and lemon bodied pale amber, very nice but a little hazy, with a big fluffy bleach white head, and lots of rising bubbles. Settles to a weak put one finger sized puck.

Nose has bready malts, an interesting almost Kolsch like fruity ester quality.

Palate hits with a lot of hop spice and grass notes. Clean with a wine fruity finish, but a good sense of bakery dough. There's a little bit of competing flavors which clash so slightly, but are good in there own individual way, so a little unbalanced but not terribly. Body is light and refreshing with a good mix of malt density and crispness.

Overall a very satisfying pale ale, sort of reminds me a little bit of their Endless River Kolsch too.

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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Jason for this beer!

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a very billowy, off-white head on top, about 1.5 fingers in height. It was rather fluffy for a a few minutes before slowly dissolving and leaving behind a thin layer of foam on top. Thick lacing forms on the glass.

S: Some subtle fruit on the aroma, mostly lemon, orange, and a good bit of zest. Some light pale malt as well.

T: Very light citrus/bitterness. Some lemon again as well as a little bit of grapefruit and grapefruit pith. A little bit of pale and biscuity malt rounds it out.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Really solid, easy drinking APA. Nice flavor profile, would love to have it as a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and lighter (definitely not watery) pale ale. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit punch, pine and floral perfume. The flavor is quite similar with more grapefruit and citrus rind, a touch of earthy pine and less juicy hops. The finish is balanced, not biting, but just a pleasant dryness. Overall, this is a great pale ale. There's a complex hops character, with the big bitterness or body of an IPA. Check it out.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice APA, crisp taste and clean. Great session brew with mild hop flavors of citrus fruits and some floral flavors too. Body is nice clear golden orange, decent white foam head that slowly fades. Will be looking for more in the future.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow gold color with a ton of bubbles racing up the middle and a snow white 1 finger creamy head that faded slowly, leaving very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, sweet malt, hay or grass, light caramel and biscuit; nice soft nose that has more citrus hop notes than malty notes - overall the aroma is fresh smelling and grassy.

Tastes of floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, faint orange peel, coriander, sweet malt, hay, grass, light caramel, herbs and biscuit or some toasted white bread; the hops start things off and then give way to grains as it trails off with a malty and fruity combo that finishes clean and dry.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with a very light body, light carbonation and a smooth feel as it slides down.

A very good pale ale that is definite session beer and light drinking; this beer was a great surprise as we picked this beer out because of the funny (to us, my brothers and I) picture of the runners on the can. I will definitely seek this beer out again. The can looks dorky but the beer is damn good.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Second Wind Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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