Payette Pale Ale | Payette Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States
payettebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Scotchboy on 08-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 28, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured an amber orange hazy color with about four fingers of off-white frothy head. An above average amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant whiff of floral hops up front. Also citrus hops - lemon zest, lime and faint grapefruit. Some grass hops, honey and light vomit late. The smell doesn’t hold as long as I’d hope.

Tasted not as much as the smell as I would have thought. More like a pale ale here. Got slightly bitter floral hops, citrus hops - lemon and orange peel, and faint lime and grapefruit. Grassy, honey and wheaty.

Medium-to-full body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

I really liked this beer. Just a very good pale ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of nuebs
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CWVegas
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TWStandley
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fivetime
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Spikester
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean amber pour until the bottom of the tumbles out a big cloud of yeast. If you like cloudy roll the can a bit before pouring. Otherwise don't pour the last bit at all. Huge off white head with good lacing. Retention is pretty good also..
Smell is really great. I could smell the floral resinous hops and some toasted malt from two feet away.
Taste is not quite up to the aroma but is about right for the low abv. Really good hop flavor but lacks the snap or bite of higher hopped beers of this style.
Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with a medium dry finish.
Overall an excellent APA with such a low alcohol content. A bit funky if you pour the yeast into the glass.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of buschbeer
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a hazy amber color with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves some decent lacing.

Caramel malt aroma. A little floral smell as well.

Solid malt backbone. Bitter finish.

Medium mouthfeel

It is an average, malty pale ale.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A real hop forward APA

Enough malt for moderate sweetness in the middle of the palette

Mouthfeel is slightly fuzzy throughout

Not completely clear but somewhat cloudy

Enjoyable but not as good as their rodeo rye pale ale

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Photo of Zorro
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly chill hazed amber colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells mildly malty with a herbal hop that isn't all that strong.. Mild tobacco leaf hop scent.

Starts out malty with a caramel and toffee flavor. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Over all a mild tasty pale ale.

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Photo of Justin-m
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of z_taylor
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one was in a can and then served in an old school pilsner at Bar Gernika in Boise.

Beer is gold with a thick and clingy off white head.

Nose of caramel malts and pine. It has a classic APA nose.

Beer has some pine based bitterness, a touch of sweetness, a bit of grains and some crackers. It is balanced and fresh tasting.

Mouth could use a touch more heft, but it does allow for an easy drinking session type beer.

I had this one while sitting outside enjoying a nice 70 degree April day. Must say it hit the spot.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFlern
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium-light orange hue with a fair haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with a nice lace left on the glass. Pretty attractive!

Smell: light aroma of citrusy hops with a touch of malt in the background. The hop character is nice, but there's a watered-down feel to the aroma which detracts a lot from its appeal.

Taste: malty with a bit of an extract-malt character and a little hint of graininess. Hops have a citrusy, resiny quality, although hop character is not super forward. Bitterness is light but smooth, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an effervescent and body-lightening carbonation. Pretty satisfying!

Overall: this beer just has a bit of a homebrew-ey quality to it. I don't hate the beer at all, but it seems like it could be cleaner.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Can

Pours a very nice cloudy golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, leaves some nice thick sticky lacing. The nose is slightly hoppy, nice touch of malts, very slight citrus note. The taste is hoppy, but alot of malts also, very slight citrus. Medium body, very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a nice thirst quencher, more of a malty APA.

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Photo of cody5292
4.9/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Currently my favorite beer. A great malty flavor and not too hoppy. It's relatively sweet for a pale ale (like an amber) but nothing crazy. My only issue, albeit very minor, is that it seems VERY carbonated, so you may want to do a pretty rough pour. Easy drinking.

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