Freewheel Pale | Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.87%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 12-30-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 110
Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very fruity nose and taste. For under 5%ABV, this has a balanced feel between the hops and the rest of the beer. Poured out of a crowler fresh from the brewery, a very nice looking beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. crowler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dull hazy orange body. Medium white head. Nice lacing and surface wisping.

Smell - Has that New Zealand hop combination of herbal tones and tropical fruit. A little grainy.

Taste - The hop flavor splits into two parts. Delicate tropical fruit flavor right up front. Toasty malt right behind it before the herbal flavors kick in. Very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light and drinkable. Well carbonated.

Overall - Unique pale ale. I wouldn't call it a hop bomb, as it is advertised, but it has a very nice hop profile.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.22/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Crowler filled 2 days ago. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that fizzles quickly. Aroma is sweet honey and light floral grassy hops. Flavor follows with some bland sweet malts and honey, hardly any bitterness from the hops, extremely watery. Super light bodied, lowish carbonation. Overall this was a real disappointment. Crank is truly world class. A lot of these other IPAs they've come up with at Cycle are just subpar as can be.

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Photo of Chaney
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at the awesome brewpub.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured a fairly cloudy, gold color, with a sticky white head to boot.

S: Smelled like it was going to be crisp and hoppy. Totally fresh and not overbearing in any way.

T: And it definitely WAS crisp and hoppy. Tons of grapefruit and whole leaf astringency without too much of a West Coast flair.

M: The carbonation was great and perfect for this style. Moderate lacing.

O: This was truly a great APA and ranks up there with the big dogs.

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Photo of Crundy
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: it came a hazy golden straw color. It was well carbonated and had a foamy white head.

S: this beer had a gloriously citrus aroma. There were some malty sweetness in there as well.

T: I like this beer. It starts with a pronounced citrus flavor and malty sweetness, something like grapefruit or tangerine. Then comes a mellow bitterness that ramps up slightly toward the finish. The flavors are not complex by they do them well.

MF: this is a light bodied beer with a mellow bitter aftertaste that doesn't stick around too long.

O: overall, very good beer, I could sit around and drink several of these and feel really good about it. I love the pronounced citrus flavor in this beer.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen, poured into a tulip taster glass thing.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with an inch of white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Smells very nice, lots of fruit, nice blend of citrus, tropical fruit, but also some pear/apple. Some grassy, leafy bitterness and pale malt. All of this smells great but is also pretty subtle.

T- Nice subtle fruitiness, with more pear, pineapple, mango. Has a mild grassy bitterness and subtle pale malt sweetness.

M- Medium to light-bodied, has a smooth feel, slightly dry finish. Very easy-drinking.

O- A really enjoyable pale-ale. Has a lot of flavor going on but it still very easy to drink.

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Photo of Fux
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lemon yellow, translucent. Small white head, fizzy but with a good retention.
S: Nose on lemon, floral, very fresh and light.
T: Ont he palate, pale malts come upfront, fine hops, citruses (lemon), light vegetal aromas come after. Nice bitterness.
M: Very light bodied, crips, very easy to drink.
O: This beer is somewhere between a session saison and a pale ale, thirst quenching, easy to drink. interesting brew.

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Photo of Shaw
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler I had filled a few hours ago at Peg's Cantina.

A very pale straw in color with a nice super-white head.

Fantastic hop aroma of tropical fruit with a hint of herbs and grass.

The tropical aromas carry over to the taste, which is big on flavors of pineapple, guava and more. Being under 5 percent alcohol, the malt flavors are muted, but far from invisible. I imagine the hop aromas and flavors would fade very quickly; fortunately, drinking beer from the source eliminates the danger of stale brew.

Body isn't watery.

Cycle Brewing's description is accurate: This is a session pale ale that's also a hop bomb. A nice diversion from beers with 7+ percent alcohol.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to djmichaelk for sending me this fresh growler.

Pours a thick straw with a large pristine white head.

Smells great--bitter grapefruit, juicy orange and pineapple, lots of fruit, sweet and bitter at once. Smells like a hopped up IPA not a pale

Hmm, taste is a little different--tangy lemon lime, some juicy mango, hints of grapefruit. Fairly sweet at first, lots of zesty citrus, fades into a more bitter finish. Purty tasty, not quite as much of a hop bomb as I expected from the nose.

Carbonation is decent, mouthfeel kindof oily, nothing wrong with it but I imagine it was more impressive before spending several days in a growler.

Very nice pale ale, wouldn't complain about having this around as a session beer.


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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Peg’s brewpub. Cycle brewing series. Bitter, big IBU taste, from big citra? But always hard to tell the hops. Grapefruit, lemon, a little astringent. Cloudy grapefruit colour. Hoppy aroma.Very decent pale, outside of the acid. Sutably carbonated.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Peg's, Gulfport, FL

Extremely tasty pale ale here, verging on IPA territory, and reminiscent of the fresh hoppy goodness you'd expect from Hill Farmstead. Pale banana yellow liquid, cloudy, loaded with floaties, with a nice white head that receded to a thick ringlet and left lots of lacing on the glass. Burst of fresh hops in the nose, lemon zest and fresh-cut grass. Taste was similarly crisp and hoppy, lemon, grass, with a biscuity pale malt base that took a back seat, but was still present, blending with the hops mid- to end-palate to create a somewhat floral effect. Crisp, medium body, refreshing and full of flavor. Very nice overall.

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Freewheel Pale from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
4.02 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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