Mac's Ale | Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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Brewed by:
Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
2.77%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of BigBry
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the selections in the Summer Brews 10 Great Beers case brought back from the States.
Pours a clear coppery color, with a creamy, chunky 1 inch head. Has the smell of a pale ale (citrus, grapefruit, pine) but very subdued. Same story with the taste. It is all there, but just not the hoppy 'kick' that I was craving. Pleasant aftertaste of cascade hops (as per label). Medium carbonation gave an appropriate mouthfeel. Refreshing and tastey and quite drinkable, but just seems to be a little tame in the aroma and flavor. Good as it is, but average for the style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a very small, thin, white head. No lace to speak of.

S - It smelled of citrus and roasted malt. Some grassy/floral hop aroma, too.

T - Tastes like an average APA. Sweet caramel malt with a touch of roastiness. A citrusy hop presence with a slight grassy hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly dry. A light to medium bodied ale that is very sessionable.

D - This is an okay APA. Not going to bring a big hop punch but it is tastes good and is easy drinking.

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Photo of beeragent
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a deep amber, forming a 1 inch head, leaving medium lacing on the glass. The aroma is of hops, with a little malt. The taste is mostly of hops, citrusy, and a little malt. Medium mouthfeel. An interesting brew. Not quite whats expected from an APA, but nonetheless, very enjoyable. Worth a try.

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Mac's Ale from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
3.61 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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