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Extra Pale Ale | Almanac Beer Co.

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Extra Pale AleExtra Pale Ale

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden orange
S: earthy, pine med-low intensity hops balanced with some malt. Pleasant but not complex.
T: Noticeable bitterness from beginning to end ... and not much else. I think if I was to have this with a full-bodied meal (they recommend "braised pork and spicy Mexican dishes") it would nicely cut through. On it's own it's a too much...
M: medium bodied
O: I'd only order it again if I was having the right food to balance the bitterness.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Extra Pale Ale" is definitely a good name for this beer!

Smell - Lots of citrus comes through. More on the bitter end, than the sweet.

Taste - Follows the nose. I get a lot of citrus (grapefruit, orange rind), and not much in the malt-balance. The mouthfeel is pleasant, full, with a slight dryness from the hops.

I would definitely drink this again but I wouldn't go out of my way to hunt it down.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass out of the bottle

A - orange /light copper, streaky lacing

S - mellow dry citrus, fruit leather

T - Earthy citrus strong with orange rind

M - Smooth, not very carbonated, growing bitterness on the finish

O - Good beer, better than expected, nothing fancy. Reminiscent of Anderson Valley IPA, with more citrus, and not quite as polished.

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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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