8th Street Pale Ale | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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8th Street Pale Ale8th Street Pale Ale

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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
21 IBU

Added by Gusler on 10-23-2002

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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear, copper color. It is topped by a frothy, quickly disappearing tan head. The aroma is pretty malty with notes of toasted grain. There is also a solid note of citrus in the aroma from the hops. The taste is quite dry up front, and finishes with a solid bitterness that in combination with the carbonation adds a satisfying sharp bite. The hops are present in the flavor as well, both a nice citrus note as well as a pine note are quite evident.

This beer is a pleasant surprise, I grabbed it on a lark, and the ample hop presence is quite nice. I get notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and toasted biscuits. Quite nice, and I am glad I picked it up.

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Photo of arizcards
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a mixed 6 pack for $5.99 at Sprouts.

This is a golden orange brew that poured a decent head, with ample carbonation, and is leaving a splotchy lacing. Nose is of floral malts, very interesting. Taste is a bit malty to start with a carmel floral ever so slight hop finish. Mouthfeel is very full for this style. Drinkability is good, this has the makings of a nice session beer!

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Photo of KroMagnon
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced a light head, not too surprising. The beer is crystal clear, golden-amber. The aroma is a little light, but clean with a hint of hops and malt. The flavor is nice, also crisp but with a pronounced hoppy flavor and a nicely balanced malt / bitterness combination. Some hints of cinnamon and maybe a little caramel are apparent. Very tasty, very nice for its style (I'd take it over a Bass any day), just also not very adventurous (granted, this isn't an extreme beer style, but it could use a little pep or more ale-like character.) Thanks to my Secret Santa nvblsman for this one.

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Photo of oggg
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My non-BA roommate drove to Arizona to visit friends, and he actually called me to tell him where to get good beer. So he went to Papago and he brought me back some local beer!

This beer is filtered clear, and pours an auburn brown color with a nice light foamy head. The now-familiar hop aromas of EKG/Fuggles wafts up along with a gorgeous dollop of caramel maltiness. Appropriate carbonation. This beer is just slightly bitter, with a nice steady run of hop flavor. Not a whole lot of fruitiness here. A tiny sour tang does not detract -- I have noticed this with many fine bitters. The hops are present but are merely onlookers to the fine malt flavor. Very grainy malt flavor. Not perfectly clean. No lingering bitterness. Finish is syrupy.

Overall: Solid bitter, but it'll leave you wanting something dry to finish up with.

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Photo of Hunter
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Was at the brewery this afternoon. Sampled two pints of this one. Server came back both times with a brew lacking any kind of a head, just a ghost of one ringing the circumference of the glass. Beer itself was a shade lighter than your standard amber...red-gold might be the best way to describe it. Good shot of hops up the nose in the aroma, some grain/floral notes. Beer had the same tea-tang I experienced with the brewery's Peach beer. Are they adding Lipton's to every batch? Not much bite in the taste, the hops seeming to expend their force in the nose. Maybe I've been conditioned by Sierra Nevada, but I usually expect the hops in a Pale Ale to grab me by the throat. finished with an aftertaste of tea. Drinkable, but why settle?

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Photo of mrpicklerelish
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apperance - Poured a nice dark amber color with a medium sized head that seemed to stick around leaving a fair amount of lace.

Smell - A slightly sweet malty smell with a small hint of florals in the background.

Taste - Sweet tasting malt caracter hit me upon my first sip that was closely followed by a small hint of spice. Non of the flavors were over the top, just a nice balance of each one although a little sweet towards the beginning for my taste.

Mouthfeel - This beer is very light in feeling and very smooth to drink, not at all overpowering in any one aspect. Leaves a nice mildly sweet aftertaste.

Drinkability - A very good session brew, very easy to drink that is not at all harsh on taste.

Comments - A very easy to drink beer that I have had both on tap at the brewery and in the bottle. A great first starter beer to the land of craft brews. Both on tap and in the bottle are great. They have always seemed to have been able to keep the quality very consistant. Great choice if you are looking for a great tasting session craft beer that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of ppoitras
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle obtained via trade with nvsblman. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a half inch of whitish head which shrunk down to a small layer of foam reasonably quickly. Slight lacing, but what does form stays put. Light amber in hue, with a light malty aroma. Flavor is of light malt, which is partnered rather well a complementary amount of bitterness. A bit of a metallic aftertaste kind of detracts from the whole experience. Nothing terrible about this brew, but no cause to trumpet it's existance either.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light copper body, with some carbonation, topped by a foamy two-plus-fingers of tight micro bubbles. Aroma is heavy and a hint harsh with hay, with some more floral hops in the background. Taste is lighty malty, with some lighty floral and earthy hop accents. Aftertaste has a very slight soapy note. Mouthfeel is slighty watery. Slight defects aside, it could make for a suitable session beer for an evening, but not one I would frequent.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Clear and pretty brown with a terrific head that left some cool lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell – This smells like a very balanced Pale Ale. The toasted malts are very significant, and the hops are right on target. There’s also a sugary maple sweetness to this one.

Taste – This is really nice. It’s a little heavier on the malt side, but the floral hop balance is not far behind. The finish is sugary.

Mouthfeel – Not quite medium-bodied, this “English-style pale ale” felt terrific in the mouth. It is rich, creamy, and refreshing.

Drinkability – This met the promise on the label of an easy-drinking sessional.

Comments – A huge thanks to Gusler for sending this bottle up to the Northwest. I really enjoyed the chance to try this local Arizona brew.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium brown color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and slightly sweet. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet and fruity. Hops are spicy. A milder flavored pale ale, more to the English Style. Well balanced. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finishis dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice deep amber color, the head beige and moderate, the lace adequate. Nose is malt, but has hints of the English hops. Starts a bit sweet, the middle thinner than I like, the finish is hop spicy and pleasant. Normally have the draught version as with the "Kilt Lifter", but both are drinkable and not over powering, which make them a likeable beer for most drinkers.

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8th Street Pale Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 286 ratings