Patriarch | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Massachusetts, United States
idlehandscraftales.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 11-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
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2
Gots:
13
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Photo of Prost76
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Severymusic
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaineBeerDinner
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LoveStout
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. bottle, bottled in February 2015. Sampled on June 9, 2015.

It has your basic pale yellow-olive pour with a quick fizzy head that diminishes almost immediately. Slight haze.

The aroma expresses toasted biscuit and toasted malts along with pepper, spices, and grassy hops on the tail end.

Light body. Creamy and refreshing.

The taste also brings out the fine toasted bread and biscuit notes and the pepper after bite plays up some but does not overpower. Clean finish.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Julio's some time ago. I had no idea these guys were from MA til now, nice. Label reads 4.9% ABV and a bottling date of Feb. 15.

A - 500ml to Portsmouth glass. Pours light orange with lots of little carb bubbles and some haze. White head starts at a few fingers eventually reducing to a spotty cap+ring. Bits of lace.

S - The epitome of Belgian yeast, green grape, citrus, apple, earthy straw, bread, spicy phenols get stronger with warmth. Actually reminds me of XX Bitter quite a bit.

T - A little more solidified here with phenols taking a back seat. Great farmy spice straw yeast, citrus, green grape, baked bread, bubblegum.

M - Good body and flavors for the ABV, pleasantly high carbonation, dry and foamy, oh so drinkable.

O - Pretty excellent all-around, table beer that doesn't sacrifice flavor, especially impressive for a Belgian ale coming from a U.S. brewery. Will definitely be checking out more from these guys.

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Photo of cbutova
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just noticed I haven't reviewed anything from Idle Hands. I certainly have had some of their flagships but I guess I never took notes. Table Beer is something I have grown to be quite the fan of recently and very happy to see several MA takes on it available.

A- Slightly hazy golden ale poured from a 500ml bottle into my teku glass with a large, thick creamy white head. Good head retention as a heavy blanket and ring stick around depositing massive blankets of lace around most of the glass.

S- Overriding theme of spicy, herbal notes with citrus, floral and a bit of Belgian yeasty funk (not like Brett but some earthy breadiness). Lemons, peppery spice, orange and slight phenols.

T- Dry and spicy grassyness (hay) with an herbal and floral theme provided throughout. Lemon zest and light tartness, orange peel, coriander, pepper, cooking herbs, rustic bread and pale fruit like grapes in the backdrop.

MF- Very creamy considering the light end and dry body but this semi-chewy consistency provides a silky smoothness against the very high carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter with herbal hints lingering on the palate.

Bright, smooth and refreshing; pretty much what I look for in this style. The creamy, smooth body provides a great platform for the citrus and spicy yeast profile to shine.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flounder57
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on draft in my mug at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Spicy, peppery, herbal, floral, yeasty, toasted, biscuity, and pale malts.

Taste: Nicehop flavor backed by a nice malt backbone and light tingly bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, chewy, crisp, refreshing, slight bitterness, a little dry, medium to high carbonation, and some spiciness.

Overall: BPA or Patersbier? Who cares. It was delicious, sessionable, tasty, and spot on with the style.

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3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Coorsy
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Patriarch from Idle Hands Craft Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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