Watermelon Ale | The Phoenix Ale Brewery

BA SCORE
3.2/5
46 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery
Arizona, United States
phoenixbrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,716
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
46
pDev:
24.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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4.24/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tsandler
1/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Did not enjoy this. No watermelon flavor at all.

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3.24/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.62/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Watermelon is one of my favorite everyday fruits, however my experience with watermelon beer is very limited. With a warm climate like Phoenix, it sounds like a refreshing concept, though this one-man journey won't reach a verdict under after my review. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

A quick pour out of the bottle into a glass yields a hazy yellow-orange colored beer with carbonation bubbles which are just visible in the glass. A half-inch of head rests on top and retains well on top. I want to like the aroma, but I can't. The nose has a soft watermelon note, though it's more resemblant to such note found in sugar-free gum. Underneath that is a mediocre, slightly sweet wheat beer base.

I'm not wild about the flavor. Again, the watermelon note tastes like the watermelon flavored gum that I chew from time to time. Nothing special going on behind the scenes either. The best things I can say is that the beer doesn't have any major off-flavors and the beer is reasonably quick and easy to drink.

Not much going on inside Watermelon Ale. Its taste is not exciting, though technically it does fit the bill as a refreshing concept with its drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a free bottle at the brewery in mid-March.

Beer poured a cloudy golden orange with little to no head.

Nose has slight hint of sweetness.

Taste is pale wheat ale with a watermelon Jolly Rancher.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall not a bad brew, good to have while working in the yard. Reminds me of the old raspberry wheat ales i had 20 years ago - fun memories of getting into craft beer!

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3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy warm amber color in the Duvel tulip. Handsome fine-grained foam with nice lacing. Funny smell. Overripe fruit, but I wouldn't say it smells like melon. Pleasant sudsiness with a substantial mouthfeel.

This tastes more like a Hefeweizen than an American Wheat. Quite rich and fruity, with flavors that remind me more of blackberries. Rather tart. Some dark flavors of earthy hops. Brewer says hops are Nuggets and rated 20 IBU. Slight bitter aftertaste. From the 12 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler. Some sediment in the bottom.

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Watermelon Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 46 ratings
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