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Extra Pale Ale | Almanac Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Belgian-style Extra Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of sweet Mandarin oranges from Blossom Bluff Farms and California two-row barley. We dry-hop with generous doses of aromatic Cascade and Columbus hops and finish the beer with a hint of lightly toasted American oak. Enjoyed best with your favorite seasonal fare.

Added by drgarage on 08-23-2012

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer I’ve ever tried from this NorCal brewery. This is an American Pale Ale and it is very heavily hopped as per usual for California IPA variants. It is a darker amber color then the typical APA and has a fizzier head than usual. It starts with a pleasing strongly orange taste with more subtle flavors that are more typically found in Belgians. The aftertaste, however, is all over hopped APA leaving a bitter, astringent taste in my mouth. Lovers of IPAs would probably be into this, but I can really only appreciate the more balanced versions. The initial flavor keeps it from being too bad, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to have this beer again.

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3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

12oz bottle poured slowly into a tulip. And I mean really slowly. It was a bit of a gusher -- got beer all over my counter right after opening, even though it's been at rest in the fridge for a week or so. If there's a bottle code or anything, I don't see it.

Pours on the orange side of amber, cloudy, with a monstrous head. Smell is citrus, yeast. Dampness.

Taste is mild, orange peel bitter, soapy water, some kind of greenery.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick. Overall...it's fine.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat lifeless gold with virtually no head – a few stray bubbled. Has a grassy nose with traces of fruit and orange. Fruit, biscuit, light orange, over ripe fruit, with some pepper on the end. Medium body with virtually no carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Extra Pale Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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