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Spare Pair Pale Ale | Blue Pants Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AndyGator on 10-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitter, Orangey, Piney, Juicy

The brewer blended two Pale Ales to create this brew, one with Sorachi Ace hops and the other with Magnum, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Finished product yields and very hop forward robust Pale Ale that could easily be confused with an IPA. Clean and easy to knock back for a bitter 6% abv ale. Tasty from start to finish even if our palates keep on telling us this is an IPA, splitting hairs can be fun.

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #97 (FEB 2015)

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Blue Pants Brewery "Spare Pair"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BORN ON" date not legible... looks like 1 or 2/9/2015.
$1.50 @ Trader Joe's #664, Nashville, TN

Appearance: Cloudy deep copper - unfiltered. Creamy off white head holds well and leaves some very nice lacing.

Aroma: Caramelish malt, pine, tropical fruit.

Flavor: Malty, caramelish, fruity. Solidly bitter. Pine and light citrus in the finish with a dollop of medium caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge, and gently crisp with a carbonation level of around 2.35 volumes CO2/Liter.

Overall: A solid American pale ale with a bit of an English bent in its caramel maltiness. Nothing eye-opening, but more importantly, nicely balanced and rounded. Drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, some pine. Taste is piney, citrus, some malts, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and quality beer.

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Photo of Mojo
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - amber gold pour with a big fluffy overflowing head, world class retention and world class lacing.

S - BIG pine smell with a touch of citrus

T - This is a big tasting pale ale. It has all the usual notes (sweet caramel malts) and finishes with a bitter lemon taste and also has some roasted flavors.

M - decent carbonation but there is a bit of a lingering aftertaste that is a bit off putting.

O - I loved this. Another good offering from an up and coming Alabama brewery.

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Spare Pair Pale Ale from Blue Pants Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
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