Easy Up Pale Ale
Coronado Brewing Company

Easy Up Pale AleEasy Up Pale Ale
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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 9.84%
Ratings:
48
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 02, 2019
Added:
Mar 22, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  13
SCORE
85
Very Good
Easy Up Pale AleEasy Up Pale Ale
Notes: Relax with this fresh take on a smooth, flavorful ale. Cascade and Mandarina hops combine with bread malt for a sunny dash of citrus and hints of caramel sweetness. With this easygoing pale ale, you’ll have it made in the shade.
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3.31 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 02, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
 
3.53 by GClarkage from California on Jan 31, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 2/13/2017. Bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, melon, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, melon, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, melon, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very good American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the lightly bitter/drying finish. Nicely juicy Cascade/Mandarina hop complexity; perfect malt balance, and never overly sweet/heavy feeling. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Dec 02, 2017
 
3.79 by HaoleBoy from California on Sep 13, 2017
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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Poured from can. Cloudy orange. Smell is mild citrus. Flavor is big citrus, but weird. Not very hoppy. Overall, I think this is not what I was expecting taste-wise.

Aug 31, 2017
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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Poured into a pint glass. Shows a cloudy light orange with a 1 finger head. Not very hoppy but the citrus is there. Not what I would consider a smooth beer but it's drinkable. Give it a try.

Jul 08, 2017
 
4.13 by mkh895 from Arizona on Jul 02, 2017
 
3.84 by Tiernan from Texas on Jun 16, 2017
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3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: crisp, bitter, citrus Mandarina, hops, orange notes. mild caramel sweet malt and orange zest nose.Deep gold in color, mostly clear, white head with ringed lattice of lace. Medium/lite body. 35 IBUs

May 30, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ONUMello from Ohio

12oz can, no obvious freshness date, poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orange with a one finger head
S: Tropical fruit and citrus
T: More tropical fruit and citrus. Mostly mango/tangerine
M: Light to medium-bodied with a light bitterness
O: As the name implies an easy to drink pale ale. No flaws just not a ton of complexity

May 28, 2017
 
3.81 by heymikew from California on May 06, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bombelsky from Poland

Cloudy light gold. Frothy, white, two fingers tall and persisting head. Spare lacing.
Strong, tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. Some mandarins.
High hop bitterness, medium-low malty sweetness, high hop flavor. Some toasted flavor.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, watery, crisp and very very fresh. Some spiciness and minerals. Long and bitter finish pleasant.

Surprisingly delicious beer! I would like more malt support. Right now is more like Golden Ale.

Apr 21, 2017
 
3.6 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Apr 15, 2017
 
3.8 by michaelsmith11 from Illinois on Apr 10, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

On tap at CBC.

L: Clear Yellow, finger width white head. Great lacing.

S: Subtle hints pf cotrus hops with a good malt backbone.

T: Follows the nose closely.

F: Light bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O: Excellent Pale Ale but not as good as Sierra Nevada!

Feb 03, 2017
 
3.75 by johlac66 from California on Jan 28, 2017
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3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by mactrail from Washington

Light amber color with an enthusiastic foam sticking to the sides of the Maredsous goblet. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel with a faint doughy aroma. There is a resiny taste in the back of the throat. Some honey malt flavor. Modest bitter twang from the start. The hoppy notes get kind of murky and bitter as you sip. More like green tea.

If this was a four percent beer I would respect it more. Still looking for more beers with the right crisp tang, a dose of aromatics, and some beery body. This is quite drinkable but doesn't stand out. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft.

Jan 17, 2017
 
3 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Jan 14, 2017
 
4 by brn9000 from Illinois on Dec 31, 2016
 
4.5 by JavierGC from Spain on Dec 18, 2016
 
3.88 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Dec 09, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2016-10-12 in Warrenville, IL on tap

Oct 13, 2016
 
2.97 by cts309 from Virginia on Oct 03, 2016
 
3.75 by trocketsauced from New York on Sep 06, 2016
 
4.41 by maniaczak from Colorado on Sep 02, 2016
 
3.89 by CJNAPS from California on Aug 15, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Coronado Brewing Co. "Easy Up Pale"
12 fl. oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

What makes Coronado's Easy Up Pale unique is its utilization of Mandarina hops (also Cascade), imparting a distinctive tangerine note to it. Beyond that it's simply a well-made, nicely balanced American pale ale: it's 5.2% ABV, contains 35 IBUs, and is about 8 SRM in color, placing it just below center of the current BJCP statistics for the style. Easy to drink, refreshing and enjoyable.

Aug 12, 2016
 
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Aug 01, 2016
 
4.11 by LF_Evan from North Carolina on Jul 11, 2016
 
3.75 by benloho from Utah on Jun 23, 2016
 
3.77 by kalosjakar from Rhode Island on Jun 22, 2016
 
3.75 by sd123 from Georgia on Jun 14, 2016
 
4.09 by cantal from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2016
 
3.75 by COR8RFAN from Colorado on May 22, 2016
 
3.9 by MattSlem from California on May 22, 2016
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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of candied citrus zest, floral, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, pine needle, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: can.

May 20, 2016
 
3.48 by Rick778 from California on May 15, 2016
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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Jason from Massachusetts

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Two fingers of head leaves some rings of lacing down the glass. Mild citrusy herbal hop nose, bready malt as well. Balanced with a solid malt backbone, a little fruity and the hop bitterness is even. Bread crust and citrus rind in the back. Clean and drinkable. A very easy drinking ale.

May 13, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mfnmbvp from Illinois

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information present. My first canned offering from Coronado Brewing, acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "California Pale Ale" with Cascade and Mandarina hops.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Golden orange body on the pour, little over a finger of frothy soapy white head that leaves moderate scattered lacing, and lots of fine sediment visible in the glass. Appears aptly carbonated.

S - Aromas of soft citrus: lemons, orange, tangerine, citrus peel.

T - Taste is the same: pale bready / crystal malts and fruity citrus hops - orange, tangerine, lemon. Very nicely balanced stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & creamy. Light-bodied & easy drinking, with good carbonation. Sessionable stuff, to be sure.

Coronado Brewing Easy Up Pale -----4/5.

May 09, 2016
Easy Up Pale Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 48 ratings