Element 29 Pale Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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Element 29 Pale AleElement 29 Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Few things are as malleable, ductile, and conductive to a good time as Element 29. This juicy, hop-forward, copper hued, fine American Pale Ale has a full malt profile kept in check by a pleasant citrus bitteness. No copper is added to this product.

Added by jhartley on 08-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,908
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
58
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by patpbr:
Photo of patpbr
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Poured copper with a full head that dissipated quickly.
S - Grains and hops.
T - Malty with Carmel and biscut and some citrus and hop character.
M - Lighter body and a mild bitterness
O - Balances the hop and malt flavors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.83/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

EXTREMELY crushable american pale ale, not too hoppy with just the right amount of malts.

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Photo of ordybill
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has that distinct Pale Ale aroma of hops.
Appearance- A darkish yellow to copper color with a small white head.
Taste- Nice hop flavor that is not over the top.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation
Overall- A good brew, first one I have had from Epic Brewing.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jtnord
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersdmf17
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich amber color with two fingers worth of head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is faintly of citrus fruits, orange zest, grapefruit. Some caramel, malts and floral notes are also present. Taste is balanced between light citrus/floral hops and caramel/biscuity notes from the malts. A little underwhelming but very easy drinking. Mouth feel is good with great carbonation and a light to medium body that goes down smooth. Overall a middle of the road APA that I would argue not very APA like.

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Photo of aaholmes
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a side patch of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing cascades slowly down the glass.

S- Grassy hop aroma with some cereal grain malt sweetness backing it. Slightly musty.

T- Malt-forward flavor with biscuit and caramel notes. Definitely a sweeter pale ale which I enjoy but others might see as a flaw. Bitterness is quite mild for the style.

M- Slight hop bite with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Pretty good stuff but I'm a sucker for the sweeter pale ales that smell like wort.

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Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Per the name a copper colored ale with a white head that is somewhere between small and not quite medium in size.

Smells of malt and hop with mainly a toffee and citrus aroma. This smells a bit woody and a strong tea aroma is present.

Starts out mild and slightly woody in flavor. Mild bitterness and the toffee get a bit stronger as you drink it but this is a mild ale.

Mouthfeel is in a short word OK.

Overall this is just a middle of the road ale. Nothing wrong with it but it just won't make your day.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma light bready malt, fruity, faint caramel, biscuity. Taste sweet malt, light citrus & grass, earthy spice. Light thin body.

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Photo of atone315
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopmeplease
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JamesMN
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

No canning date.

Appearance: Opaque medium caramel color with a thin white film of froth. Some visible sediment throughout.

Aroma: Caramel malts and something a little off, like oxidized hops.

Taste: Lots of caramel malts but not overly sweet. Clean hop bitterness at a light to moderate level. This strikes a pretty nice balance. A tad watery but not bad for 5.2% ABV. Missing a bit of the biscuit/bready flavor that I look forward to in APAs. Finish is light bitterness followed by an aftertaste of reverberating bitterness and some slight malt off-flavor (like astringent caramel).

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with aggressive carbonation. Below average drinkability for the style.

Final Thoughts: Maybe it was an old can but this one really didn't do anything for me. One of the more average APAs I've had in recent memory. Epic makes some great beers but this is not one of them. Would I drink it again? No.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The past few days have seen me attempting to clear some of the beer backlog here at Chez Woody, especially focusing on CANs. I had to do a triage and cull the APAs/AIPAs/DIPAs to be CANsumed first, but even as a hophead, it CAN be tough to drink so many hoppy beers in a row. Such are the trials and tribulations of The CANQuest (tm) but donations are always welcomed!

From the CAN: "Few things are as malleable, ductile, and [CAN]ductive to a good time as the Element 29."; "This juicy, hop forward, copper hued, fine Ameri[CAN] Pale Ale has a full malt profile kept in check by a pleasant citrus bitterness."; "No Copper is added to this product." Dang! I was going to buy a case and take it to the recycler!

The Crack! went off as planned and I CANmenced a gentle Glug so as not to disturb any lees that may have formed. It worked! I got a finger of foamy, tawny head with reasonable retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Cu = Copper, 29 so kudos for truth in advertising. Nose had the familiar citrusy tang of grapefruit. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. I now understand why the description lists the malt first. The taste was initially very biscuity, followed by the bitterness of the hops. It made me think more of an English Pale Ale, but it was still quite drinkable. Actually, it was a very mellow beer, one that put me in mind of hop tea. Man, I suddenly feel kind of sleepy. Finish was dry, like unsweetened sun tea. Dig it.

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Photo of baklo
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrBeige
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Element 29 Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 58 ratings