Easy Up Pale Ale
Coronado Brewing Company

Easy Up Pale AleEasy Up Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,620
Ranked #31,183
3.75 | pDev: 9.87%
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
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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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of DVMin98
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange gold with a white head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma grapefruit, pine and sweet malt. The taste is the same as the nose but it is nowhere as sweet as the smell. Nice dry bitter pine finish. Really good low ABV pale ale.

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Easy Up Pale Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 48 ratings