Figueroa Mountain Pale Ale | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Figueroa Mountain Pale AleFigueroa Mountain Pale Ale
32 Ratings
Figueroa Mountain Pale AleFigueroa Mountain Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 06-28-2011

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of MisterKilderkin
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nothing special in the style

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach poured into shaker. Amber color, one finger of head, spotty lacing. Aroma is mild, grassy hops, honey and bread malt, some citrus peel. Flavors are similar with a cracker malt backbone and slightly more assertive hop bitterness - a balanced apa. Textbook palate: light bodied, crisp texture, moderate-high carbonation, a touch dry in the finish. Paired well with my salad.

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Photo of Absolut
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Excellent pale ale. A beer you could drink all day and a summer day

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better citrus forward hop presence in the aroma.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Figueroa's flagship Pale Ale pours with a pale honey-amber color and nearly bright clarity. It builds a creamy ivory-white head with firm retention and spotty lace. There's really nothing about the beer's appearance that causes deflation or celebration- its a common looking Pale Ale.

Malt-balanced in aroma, the scent of caramel projects over that of citrus hops. Void of spice and fruit, the nose is a straight-forward dialogue of malt and hops. Warming a bit, the beer takes on notes of light honey, butterscotch, and pine.

Also tilted slightly toward the malt- caramel, honey, and mild bread crust construct the foundation for hops to layer upon. Light grapefruit and orange peels, a tinge of spicy pine resin and grass come close to balancing the malts, particularly in finish as the bitterness grows.

The beer's light body is dry, mostly crisp, and mostly crisp. Slight residual sweetness plays a receding role in finish but allows a slight slickness to persist. Mild alcohol warmth and a grainy-sweet finish lingers on the throat in aftertaste.

The Pale Ale is a common version of the style, but does little to become memorable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Figueroa Mountain Pale Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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