Sweet As! Pacific Ale | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

BA SCORE
85
very good
163 Ratings
Sweet As! Pacific AleSweet As! Pacific Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Oregon, United States
goodlifebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 08-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Brittian
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good pale ale, most pale ales are nearing ipas, this is not as hoppy and is very balanced but lacking a bit of malt that i think could be expressed better

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattinIdaho
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElBlimpo
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natfiedler
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghostxyz3
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lavonnq
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jefewyatt
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into a tumbler.

Bright gold, semi-translucent. Pours with a large amount of thick, frothy white head. Head dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Very grainy, yeasty aroma. Smells a lot like I might expect a lager to smell.

Taste is big on malts at first. Gives way to lighter citrus fruits. I get the hops right at the very end. They're present, but only just so.

Mouthfeel borders on creamy. Not a lot of carbonation here.

Overall, a really tasty and refreshing pale ale.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I ordered this blind from the tap handle, assuming I would getting Descender IPA. While not disappointing, I was taken aback at how light and smooth it was, very silky in texture. Grains/malt feature here, no hops to speak of. Blend of a wheat ale, Golden's and minor lager characteristics. A nice diversion...

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Photo of cbutova
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- 12oz can pours a slightly hazy golden brew into a goblet. A thick white frothy cap builds just over a finger high retaining decently. A few sheets of lace right away with drizzle following down much of the glass.

S- A fair amount of hops in the foreground with citrus and pine resin most prominently displayed. Sweet oranges come to mind as there are hints of crackery and caramel malts in balanced proportions.

T- Opens up with sweet orange and grapefruit citrus hops in a fairly neutral overall flavor profile. The hops have the slightest edge also bringing pine and floral tones. Pale fruit esters like white grape, light caramel sweetness, yeast bread and crackers come to mind.

MF- Creamy and somewhat chewy light-medium bodied overall. The bubbles are at a moderate level and promote a great smoothness throughout. Finishes with a floral bitterness.

Fairly laid back citrus and pine hops lead to pale fruit esters and a touch of light grains. The can has no date so I have no idea how old this is but it certainly doesn't seem to match what some people say about it. Will have to revisit someday, I hope.

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Photo of atigerlife
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy golden orange. Nice 1 finger fluffy white head. Good lasting power. Very nice start.

S: Aroma of light grapefruit. Floral. Honey. Mango and pineapple. Interesting.

T: Light grapefruit. Citrus. Malty. Very nice balanced taste.

M: Crisp. Medium bodied. Nicely cleansing.

O: Very nice brew. Sessionable. Great for a tailgate or any warm weather activity.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A rough day deserves a rough, piney beer.

Look : Apple cider color and density, 90% opaque; light finger shadows on the other side. Head is enormous with a generous IPA girth. 3 fingers. Strings and webs of lace.

Smell : Pine; Citrus peel; basket of oranges; whole grain barley; nut. Weak to medium strength.

Taste : Tons of prickly pine on the tip of the tongue, with a sticky caramel malt sweetness on the back. Some nice orange candy sweetness, citrus squirts, lemon lime soda, and a bit of cloudy malts sustained in the body. What I like is the sweetness sustained here. Makes it stand out above the otherwise overly piney IPA's of the region.

Feel : A light dense creaminess while still retaining a light enough body to crush moderately easily. Semi-dry and semi-oily finish.

Overall : "Sweet As!" gives us a taste of the sweet life with candy-like orange among traditional pine and citrus flavors. I'd have it again.

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Photo of Briken
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephandbrown
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Copper, and a little cloudy.

Smell- Excellent hop aroma.

Taste- Surprisingly malty for the style, but there is a strong hop balance.

Feel- A great mouthfeel. Very smooth.

Overall- A strong outing from Good Life. This would be a great post-hike beer.

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Sweet As! Pacific Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
3.8 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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