Mother Trucker Pale Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

Mother Trucker Pale AleMother Trucker Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.65/5
58 Ratings
Mother Trucker Pale AleMother Trucker Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dgfair on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,882
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
58
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SmokySignals
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bendukes86
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at my Bestie's in Charlotte. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving a lace. The scent had hints of hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redspringsrunner
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Avoid this beer. I always try to drink something new and local, but sometimes you find a hard miss. I honestly am not sure why they chose to package this brew and put their name on it, as they make other much better brews. The name is accurate as it tastes like it spent far too long in the back of the truck. I couldn't finish it.

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Photo of rallyr32
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is a great sesdion hop flavored pale ale

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Photo of tillmac62
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

BOD 215/16. World class head volume, good retention and quite outstanding lacing. Pours a clear golden with a healthy dose of amber that produces a copper hue.

Very good nose that is slightly sweet with pear and pineapple fragrances coupled with a bit orange. The base sweetness is more bready than biscuit. Caramel notes are present, but subtle.

The body is light but approaches light medium. The texture is smooth and is slightly slick. The carbonation body balance is world class. The middle provides a lively effervescent burst to open up the flavor profile. The finish is finely bubbled and prickly.

The flavor profile is good. Intensity is adequate, balance is very good but complexity is lacking and falls short of the promise that the nose provided. Bitterness is mild and is mostly herbal in nature but does have a touch of zest from the finish on. Mid-palate sweetness is very well balanced and is mostly biscuit in nature. Caramel is almost nonexistent but does become discernible before the finish. The predominate malt influence is the nutty biscuit character. Herbal hop flavor tends to dominate. The slightly sweet middle does allow pear to emerge with a touch of pineapple. The finish lingers with a distinct herbal note.

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Photo of Gavage
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange in color with a short 1/4" head that falls to a spotty surface covering.

Smell: a light amount of orange and a hint of earthiness creates a mild aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, and an earthy bitterness make up a mildly flavored pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: a so-so beer, nothing to overly excite you here. Just an easy to drink mild pale ale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle.
Looks good, with a deep, clear amber body topped by a large and durable off-white head. Patterned, sticky lacing gets left on the glass.
Aroma: I realize this is made with American hops, but the hoppy aroma is earthy and dank, suggesting European hops, albeit with a distinct fruity note.
Flavor: piney and grassy with faint citrus.
Feel: prickly medium carbonation with medium+ body.

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gully13
2.47/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I just couldn't get over the caramel, it really dominated the flavor. I'm not sure if I got an older single, but not one that I would recommend.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sebas
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolfcook
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised to find at a convince store on tap in Birmingham Alabama. Love the malt and hop balance. True to pale ale style though with nice dry finish with out any pucker.
Hot day and is nice beer after cutting the grass.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brett47
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Mother Trucker Pale Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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