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O'Dempsey's Cold One Pale Ale | O'Dempsey's

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Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.65%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chinchill on 06-24-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 14
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is less than a finger high and white in shade. Retention is rather poor, with tiny specks of lacing sticking to the glass. (3)

Smell: To me, the bog-standard blueprint for a pale ale aroma are a combination of caramel malts and flowery Cascade hops. Guess what I get? You guessed it. Caramel malts and flowery Cascade hops. It smells like a basic pale ale, no more, no less. (3)

Taste: Again, it's all caramel malt and floral hops. If anything, the malts are too dominant, smothering the Cascade character. Plain and simple, it's too uneventful. (3)

Mouthfeel: Unfortunately, it's too heavy and too sweet for the style, lingering on the palate too much. It's just not very easy to drink. Carbonation tries to bite the palate a little, only to be concealed by the thick body. (2.5)

Overall: Ah, O'Dempsey's, they of the crappy beer labels and the underrated product within the bottles. But this one...eh. It's a completely standard pale ale with a substandard mouthfeel. This one is hard to recommend with all the great pale ales on the market. (3)

2.95/5: I'm kind of left cold, too

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Photo of ordybill
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a malt and grain aroma, smells real good. Appearance- This is a clear dark golden colored beer with a medium sized white head. Taste- Nice malt flavor with a bready aftertaste. Palate- A medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- My first beer from O’dempsey’s, very enjoyable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden body, good clarity, with a white, sudsy head nearly two fingers high that settles fairly rapidly.

Smell: Toasty, bready, modestly grainy pale maltiness infused with some aromatic hop notes of zesty citrus fruits and spice.

Taste: Pale malts with a breadiness to it and a lasting toasted grain flavor. The hops lean fruity but there's a spicy, resinous present. Bitterness leans a little on the mild side. A bit of late-breaking caramel, subdued sweetness. Drying, spicy, lightly toasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: As mentioned previously, the bitterness leans a little light, as does its overall body, giving a slight boost to its drinkability. I'd have another one.

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Photo of chinchill
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Contract brewed by Thomas Creek (SC)

Clear light amber with a modest head that has decent retention.

Quality of the aroma is ok, but a bit too weak for style. Hops and malts in about equal measure but too faint.

Flavor: a bit stronger but neither somplex nor robust for style.

O: a properly brewed APA other than bring a bit timid.

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O'Dempsey's Cold One Pale Ale from O'Dempsey's
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