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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #403
Ranked #10,912
3.94 | pDev: 11.17%
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Mazarin

Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.
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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 193
Photo of jimmah120
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, according to the bottom it's 6 months past the 'best by' date

Overly carbonated, sprays foam out of the can and easily puts down 4-5 fingers worth of head. Smell is hops of all types: pine, dark fruit, tropical fruit, pepper, weed, garlic armpit.... great for a pale. Taste is a little boozy for 5.6%, with some bitter metallic unpleasantness, but otherwise good: harsh roasted grain and juicy vegetal hops finish with a honey-like sweetness. The dank hop flavor lingers... Smooth and not overly bitter or "too hopped", great balance

Very good pale ale, even with some age on it. Now I need a fresh one

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Photo of hman43
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden and clear with a full white head and fairly tight beading. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has plenty of citrus aromas with some grapefruit and stone fruit. The stone fruit is quite sweet which is complimented by some grainy sweetness. As it warms, the stone fruit takes on a peach and apricot combination.

Taste: The stone fruit is the most prominent in the flavor with the citrus and grapefruit flavors adding a low sharp tinge in the background. There is some grainy sweetness to it.

Feel: The bitterness is moderately low and pleasant. It has a medium body with a very slight slickness on the tongue.

Overall, a great beer for stone fruit lovers with the other elements supporting that presentation.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Color is a deep and glowing golden-orange. Finger-thick head that dissipates rather quickly, although there is good lacing.

Citrus peel upfront, predominately lemon and grapefruit peels. Piney, earthy, and floral. Pine resin, oranges, clementine, and some faint grapefruit. Also getting some cracker, wheat, and mild peppercorns.

Peppercorns are much more present in the taste than the aroma, and are a key note. Cracker and wheat provides a soothing body for this beer. The bitter citrus peels, that of orange and grapefruit, are mild and easy to taste, and even so there is still a nice citrus composition to accompany the pine, cracker, wheat, and peppercorns. There is a mix of juices from oranges and pineapple. I also even taste a little bit of lime. Overall, the aroma follows the taste well and is a balanced beverage between all the complex malts and hops. Medium-bodied.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served In a Munique glass.

Appearance: The bright white, one finger head goes away fairly quickly and leaves behind a lot of lacing in small and big patches. It's a hazy, bright gold color.

Smell: There's citrus peel, some dank hoppiness and a musty, earthy, grain aroma as well.

Taste: It's juicy and fruity at first with hints of grapefruit, lime and orange peel. That's followed up by a subtle bitterness in the aftertaste of earthy pine, hop resin and some grains.

Mouthfeel: The texture is fantastic and easily the best aspect of this beer. It's smooth and ever so slightly creamy but still crisp and very refreshing with a medium to light body and medium-high carbonation.

Overall: This is a superbly well balanced and versatile beer with a lot going for it. It tastes great, the texture is just top notch and at a very manageable 5.6% ABV you can drink this anytime, anywhere.

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

16 oz. Can
BBE: 13APR19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Labeled on can Oat Pale Ale, probably my first.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BBE 13APR19, a little past the Best By date but I’ve been curious about this one.

It’s got a nice hazy golden pour, with soft white head rising to a low level and leaving heavy layers of lace retention in its wake.

The nose on this is surprisingly dank, with some malt emerging but balanced still by a grassy, earthy predominance.

Again, this beer is hoppier and pithier than I expected. with a noticeable malt presence but getting more zesty orange peel and grapefruit as it opens up further. A re-emergence of piney , potent hops, but this beer is holding up really well. The hop bitterness is softened really nicely by the inclusion of the oats.

Soft-bodied beer with medium carbonation and a good amount of sticky mouth-coating left behind.

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

This is a guest draft at the BrewDog pub in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Cloudy like a NEIPA. Nice. Lacing is thin but lasts.

Dank hops on the nose

Taste hop forward. A little pine and floral, more citrus. Malt holds up but in the background

Mouthfeel like a NEIPA. Not much carbonation at all. Sticky at the end

I like this. A lower ABV beer that reminds me of a real NEIPA. Not the disappointing lack of balance that I get from session IPAs. Happy to have gotten to try this. Would have it again if I ever see it

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. The color was cloudy as can be. Head was bright white. Lacing was beautiful. Nose was a bit dank. Taste was bitter and hoppy. Love this one.

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

Decent start to the head but it fades to a thin layer of bubbles. Moderate lacing in the form of streaks and spots. The liquid is hazy with a straw to light gold color.

The aroma is prickly and weedy, bordering on earthy.

The taste morphs back to a bitter pale ale from the smell. There's a better malt start but it's a bit grainy. The hop is the strongest element, giving this beer a long bitter aftertaste. Neutral body with a slightly elevated carbonation. Overall, it's a pleasant, if bitter, American-style Pale Ale.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy bright straw yellow with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is muted, grassy and light hops. Flavor is bold given the aroma. Citrusy hops and a slightly dank finish. Feel is light to medium bodied, with good carbonation. Overall an adequate beer, not special.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, this is something else... a remix of an old Omnipollo beer from back in 2011-2012 that I never got around to having! I've been following these guys since they first burst onto the scene around my area, and have enjoyed most (but not all!) of their frequently-irreverent offerings. This is one of their least crazy beers... an oat-forward pale ale with a rather old-school collection of West Coast US hops.

The pour here is a bit ineffectual... a deep yellow-orange beer overflowing with ephemeral foam that sinks down to a quarter-finger pretty quickly. It has some intense haze to it, but nothing that really blows me away or stands out from the pack. Lace is drippy and inconsistent... I'm not really sold.

My initial impression of this beer in the nose is floral, dank, grassy and pine-y with some floral elements. Maz has a very old-school hop appearance, which makes a lot of sense considering the addition of hops like Amarillo and Chinook. There's a very forward element of citrusy fruit cocktail with some immense grapefruit and orange, tangerine-like aspects making themselves known fairly prominently throughout.

This has a lot of elements of a refreshing, classic dry-hopped pale ale on the palate... awesome flavors of pine and tangerine peel with sticky orange rind and grapefruit bitterness. Chewy oat-laden feel with punctuated bitterness and a ridiculously clean, superb finish. Every sip is exciting and expressive... I really find myself lost in the subtle notes of citrus and pine. This reminds me of the good ol' days of hoppy pales... it is aggressive and assertive, but it doesn't feel too intense to me. A really good balance of old-school pale hoppiness and modern malt-driven intensity. Maz does a good job finding excellence in temperance.

The feel here is great, too... it's somewhat in the realm of a medium-heavy-bodied pale ale considering the oats, but it doesn't fit into the modern mold because its hop usage is so deft and weirdly airy. This is a cloudy and incredibly ethereal-feeling beer. It seems heavy, but it drinks so simply and efficiently. I wish Omnipollo made this beer more often... I would probably keep it in the fridge if it were kept as is (and if the price were a bit lower). Very good stuff!

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can with a best by date of 13APR19. Pours a hazy, straw/amber color with a minimal head. Nice hoppy nose with dank, earthly notes. Similar palate with a sharp finish. Good flavors in a modest abv pale ale.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale, yellow-gold body with minimal head and no lace. Skunky, earthy, dirty aroma. Smooth, light-bodied, juicy, has an oat-like smoothness and a fuller body that is crisp and finishes with a little sharpness.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy, this is pale ale is quite funky and tastes almost rustic. Lots of herbal and floral flavours. A juicy mouthfeel. It remains drinkable all along

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great, smells pretty good and tastes okay. There's a chance this is an old bottle, but either way I'm not excited. The lack of early hops is probably hurting it's ability to hold up if it is an old bottle but maybe I'm being too harsh.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into an Omnipollo shaker. Paid £3.70 for a single.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden-orange body with a plentiful amount of fine, streaming carbonation visible. A light, bubbly, two-finger in height, white coloured head, slowly condenses to a frothy cap, leaving behind small amounts of sticky, soapy lace.

The sweet and simple nose predominantly consists of punchy citrus and light-skinned stone fruit. Zesty orange, grapefruit and lemon lead initially alongside plenty of peach, apricot and nectarine. Towards the back-end, fragrant elderflower and honeysuckle become apparent, as well as subtler notes of floral, grassy and spicy hops. Taste follows suit, but as a fractionally subdued version. Bright and juicy navel orange remain evident, leading upfront above lemon, grapefruit and a grainy pale malt backbone. Traces of honeysuckle and caramel follow, sweetening lingering orange to create a subtle candied citrus-like impression that lasts throughout the lengthy mid-palate. Vaguely peachy, light skinned stone fruits enter shortly after, but unlike the aroma in which individual characters are clearly defined, the fruity yeast profiles become softened and somewhat intermingled with delicate but firm malt sweetness. Towards the back-end, grapefruit pulp, pith and rind replace peach and orangey citrus, quickly combining with lightly bitter floral and grassy hops to balance the initially sweet and fruity start. In the mouth, a light to medium body paired with moderate amounts of fine, massaging carbonation start with a slick, smooth and soft feel. After the swallow, traces of pithy white grapefruit and spicy floral hops linger just long enough to dry the palate, finishing quick, crisp and clean, with a restraint but well-balanced and refreshing bitterness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Bright, bold, crisp and refreshing, but taste falls very fractionally short of delivering every punchy hop profile promised by the nose. At only 5.6% ABV however, exceptional balance and huge drinkability more than make up for this small flaw, so much so, I have already picked up several more bottles. Recommended.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a Omnipollo tumbler glass.

A: The body is yellow having a great haziness from the use of oat. The head is one finger thick, it has lots of retention, lots of lacing and white coloured. This looks fantastic.
S: The aroma is very mild of pineapple and mangoes, it's not that prominent but it's interesting. In the back, there's also some slight hoppiness showing itself.
T: The beginning of the taste is sweet, like mango, citrusy, pineapple, and then moves towards the bitter parts of citrus and pineapple, ending very well in a rather mild bitterness from the hops. It's very well balanced actually.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is not visible but high in quantity. Bitterness is mild.
O: It's actually a very balanced APA, linking this very much!

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Photo of rex_4539
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, honey-like color, two finger white head, very good lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Spicy, sweet, tropical fruits.

T: Bready, spicy, citrusy.

F: Nice, refreshing mouthfeel.

O: Good pale ale from Sweden.

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Photo of do_ob
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Dated 07/01/17. Pours a light, pulpy yellow and settles a transluscent, cloudy orange in the glass. Honestly looks like a glass of Tropicana orange juice with a white, fluffy head of foam. Obviously unfiltered. Not surprisingly, oranges seem to lend a hand to the aroma as well. Sweet oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and wavering notes of caramel malt are all there. Overall, a very pleasant, tropical aroma. And damn, I hate to write such a one-dimensional review here, but this beer smells like it looks, and tastes like it smells. Super-sweet orange juice pulp comprises the majority of the flavor here, but balances nicely with a modest hop bitterness and caramel/bready malt backbone. Great mouthfeel to boot. This guy is a pleasure to drink; sometimes APAs fall victim to an underwhelming, flat/thin mouthfeel. Not this one, boy'o. Creamy and full all the way.

Overall, a great beer. I'm having a hard time understanding how this doesn't have a higher rating.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer was awesome. the nose was bright citrus and pineapple. color was cloudy reddish gold. but the main thing that set this beer apart from other pale ales is how dry it was. unbelievably crisp and dry. im not sure ive ever had anything like it. i would drink again and again

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Photo of aleigator
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yields a completely clouded, peach pulp color, with a saturated amber note to it, topped off by a very stable, bubbly, medium sized head.

Its nose offers nektarine, lemon zest and a profound dankness, coated up by a resinous quality. Resin introduces cakey malts to the nose, while hops remain doubtless the beers main focus. Despite the juicy, sweeter fruit characteristics, lime remains able to cut through, creating an intriguing refreshment.

A lively carbonation explodes on the tongue, while soothing malts and yeast create a convincing balance. The mouthfeel doesn't turn quite smooth yet, focussed on its refreshing qualities. After the swallow it creates a pleasant, soft silkness.

Begins with a crisp lemon peel foundation, which remains noteable till the finish, immediately joined by an invigorating, aqueous softness and white bread malts. Atop of this foundation settles a juicy hop profile of mint, wet grass and unripe orange, creating a pleasantly bitter hoppiness. Finishes with sweeter malts, its initial aqueous quality and utmost dry, sappy lime, creating a vivid, long lasting bitterness.

Exhibits a great hop intensity, while the beer remains its refreshing character, combining a great mouthfeel with a light, well nuanced body.

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Photo of kitch
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2016 and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that has good retention and leaves a thin foamy layer with nice stringy lacing.

Aroma: Very nice aromas of citrus grapefruit, mandarin and orange followed by tropical pineapple, passion fruit and mango. It finishes with a hint of floral pine.

Taste: There’s a very light caramel malt in the background but strong citrus grapefruit, orange and pineapple. There are also hints of mango and honey while finishing with a grassy pine light bitterness. As it warms, the caramel malts and pine finish were more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Wow, this reminded me of Fatamorgana for a while there. Not quite as good in the end, but initial impressions were great. The aromas coming off this beer were stunningly nice and fruity. I would have preferred more tropical flavours considering the aromas, but overall this was still very good.

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Photo of Marius
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-white brew, similar to a witbier, with the same fine, white lacing. It smells of citrusy and piney, with some funkiness present, reminding me of bad cheese. The taste is quite pleasant, bitter, with citrus notes, hints of tropical fruits. Very light beer, making for a good sessionable drink.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 4/13/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, red apple, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, red apple, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, red apple, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is an awesome hazy American pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Awesome Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe profile. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; with a nice wheat/oat/malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. It's also probably 2 weeks old considering it's from Sweden. It's so Damn juicy and hoppy, standing up to the fresh Julius from treehouse that we backed to backed it with- and that takes A LOT!!! One of my favorite beers ever, sorry, not sorry

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 193 ratings