Rusty Nail Pale Ale | Crooked Fence Brewing

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Rusty Nail Pale AleRusty Nail Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-15-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy,beige/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, citrus. Taste is citrus, grapefruit stands out, malts, very light bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of nuebs
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of thin white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving just a trace of wispy lace on the sides of the glass

Smell – The aroma is rather bready and fruity with the fruit being a mix of orange and tangerine. Along with these aromas comes some light yeast smells as well as a good showing of a grapefruit and pine hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather dry cracker/bready taste mixed with a little hint of caramel. Right from the start there is a decent showing of a grapefruit hop taste with this getting stronger as the taste advances. A pine works its way onto the tongue toward the middle to the end of the taste ramping up the overall hop taste rather well. With the yeastiness that was detected in the nose coming at the end of the taste, one is left with a rather drier and fairly nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light for a pale of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. For the drier tastes of the malt and the hop blend of grapefruit and pine the feel of the brew is quite nice overall.

Overall – A nice drier pale ale with a good hop hit. A good brew overall.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KetchumSuds
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Murky brown / amber with one finger of light tan head. Fair amount of lace. Smell funky lightly sweet malt with little hop aroma. Taste is yeast funk light sweet bready malts with some bitter hop taste for balance.
Mouthfeel is light carbonation medium body and a lightly bitter dry finish.
Overall an easy drinking and just above average for the style.
Edit 10/03/2015: From a 12 ounce can. Had to raise the look rating due to massive light tan head and copious amount of lace. Much better carbonation than previous review.

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Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma of citrus/oranges at the pop of the flip top (can). Pours amber with thin head and sticky lacing. Taste is hops, malt, citrus, dry palate, lingering finish. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

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2.88/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of clfrost
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of 209_beerhunter
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of MikeDAdams
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Noe
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Skyyalpha
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA 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. 22, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel honey murky color with two fingers of khaki white head. Sporadic uneven spots of lacing along the sides. Good retention.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, Irish Spring soap, floral hops, pine, lime and some buttery caramel malts.

Tasted slightly different than the nose. Got buttery malts, lime grass, honey, grass hops, soap and caramel.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Buttery abrupt finish.

Didn’t really like this one at all. Would not have it again on purpose.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of fivetime
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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