Walkabout Pale Ale | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States
flat12.me

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 08-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
234
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.96%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
37
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one I got at a brew fest yesterday. Smooth, light hoppy session beer. A... very good ...for sure.

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Photo of Lukass
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
2.3/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Below average pale ale with some poor home brew type qualities to it.

Slight butterscotch, caramel malt backing with a harsh, abrasive piney bitterness. Jagged bitterness. Body is thin for style..slightly overcarbonated.

Would not recommend. No bottling date to be found.

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Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass

A - Moderate pour produces a head that is 1 finger in height and is a heavy froth in appearance. The head dissipates very slowly. The beer itself is hazy, possibly chill haze, with moderate carbonation visible in the form of small bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. The color of the beer is a light copper. 4/5

S - Definitely a hop forward beer. Notes of grapefruit pulp, lemon fruit, and orange really come to the forefront along with pine resin. Fresh white bread acts as an undertone along with a light caramelized sugar. 4/5

T - Unmalted barley and an earthy nuttiness come out along with citrus peel right off the bat. The barley acts as an undertone but the nuttiness (almost like peanut husks) really comes out, surprisingly. Pine resin comes to bat with the disappearance of the caramel which is rather quickly, and dances alongside the grapefruit throughout the remainder of the profile. There is a bit of tangerine, mango, and papaya that comes out as well which is a nice fruity combo addition. Hop bitterness lingers significantly. 4/5

M - Medium bodied in stature with a decent carbonation burn which lasts for quite some time. Moderately drying with a dryness that lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 4/5

O - Very hop forward beer that focus primarily on citrus and pine. Combination of hop flavors is well played and works well as a unit. Very little in the way of sweetness. Light drinking but not necessarily sessionable for my palate. 4/5

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Photo of Mwinek
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Really strange and complex. Very bitter and dry. Sugar cane, citrus, cream, caramel, piney hops, and a sour/tart finish.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_Moore
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaveOrama
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a small pour of this on tap at a local Mellow Mushroom, then bought a bottle because I really liked it. I'm becoming a big fan of galaxy hops and this beer features them nicely.

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Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Soft citrus and big, grassy resin in aroma. Grapefruit dominates.

Flavor is grapefruit pith dominant, with a resiny bitterness at the finish. A little more bitter than I'd prefer. Becomes earthy as it lingers.

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Photo of Nolen12
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Walkabout Pale Ale from Flat 12 Bierwerks
3.94 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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