Extra Pale Ale | Almanac Beer Co.

Extra Pale AleExtra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.51/5
156 Ratings
Extra Pale AleExtra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,309
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
156
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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11
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4.32/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine hops with citrus zest, sweet caramel malts, and some oak.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness, orange zest, and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness, some oak, and a touch of bready malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, citrus zest, citrus and pine hops, bitterness, and some oak.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice APA with a good hop profile and some nice complexity added by the oak.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Monk's Kettle

A - Hazy medium orange with a thin layer of bright white head.

S - Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, slight honey sweetness.

T - Fairly sweet at first, immediately giving way to a big bitterness. Pine, musky, orange zest. Dry, bitter finish

M - Medium body. Creamy. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

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4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with an orange amber body and a finger of tight soapy head. Retention is very good and leaves tight rings of lace on the glass.

Aroma is very bright, grapefruit zest, lemon grass and ginger. Backing of thin bready malt and dry oak.

Taste is dominated by the bitterness of the hops, a slight honey malt balance with copious grapefruit pith, young pine, soapy coriander and Belgian yeast. Bitterness is forceful and lingering with grapefruit pith, dry oak, chalky minerals and oolong tea. Soapy and drying but also refreshing.

Medium body with good carbonation and drying of the sticky malt. The perceived drying effect of the bitterness does make some of the alcohol stand out.

Not a classical Belgian Pale, rather a blend of Belgian and American pale ale elements. The dry hopping of this beer makes the aroma light and bright to play in tune with the soapy grapefruit bitterness. Very refreshing but I can see it coming off as too bitter or chalky for some. Do give it a try.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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

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

A: Pours a translucent amber with a fair amount of off-white head. The foam dissipates to a solid blanket over the surface and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet and grassy, with a touch of yeast.

T: Sweet with a strong bitter hop note underneath. The balance is pretty nice.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a solid but not really exceptional hoppy American pale.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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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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