"633" American Pale Ale
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern

"633" American Pale Ale"633" American Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,065
ABV:
6.33%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,898
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.41%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
From:
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
84
Good
"633" American Pale Ale"633" American Pale Ale
Notes: It is a mildly hoppy pale ale using a 2 row pale base malt and several other specialty malts for body,color, and head retention. It is hopped with American west coast hops later in the boil giving it a nice citrus hop flavor and mild aroma. Slight addition of a roasted caramel malt gives "633" it's signature 'sunset over the harbor glow'.

32 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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illpass78 from Maine

4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft at Hella Good.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw gold with a thin lace of white bubbles.

Aroma: Crisp, slightly hoppy. Slight tropical fruit. Grains. Grass. Malt.

Taste: Surprisingly tropical and fruity. Mango, grapefruit, maybe even a bit of green apple. "Slightly hoppy" strikes me as an undersell. More like a hoppy APA to my palate.

Mouthfeel: Easy and appealing, and somewhat substantive, but not heavy or filling.

Overall: This was a nice little find. Nice, slightly complex flavor profile from this beer. Good stuff.

Oct 14, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz. can which was canned on 7/3/17. Sampled on July 15, 2017.

Cloudy looking light amber pour underneath a modest delicate white head, which fades after a few moments.

The aroma is fresh and clean with a bouquet of barley grain, white bread, and lemongrass.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste is also clean, crisp, and sweet with a mild to moderate grassy bitterness at the finish.

Jul 15, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes.
Howler brought home and poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange to almost brown color with a stiff rocky foamy white head that dissipated evenly to yield a spotty lace.
The aroma had some sweet to bitter piney hop edges over top of some semi-sweet dried biscuit-like malts. Mild yeasty/breadiness.
The flavor was mainly sweet grasping at a light bitter edge underneath and pulling it mostly together to ride on into the aftertaste fairly nice.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sesionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Some bitterness crashes my tongue a bit more than expected.
Overall, for the most part, I didn't mind this one. I could have again.

Jun 29, 2017
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Citrus, grapefruit in particular.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and light sweet citrus.

Overall: Good IPA.

Jun 27, 2016
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this as a draft pour at the brewery. Not a bad APA with a nice smooth malt profile but not a lot of hops in the finish. The mouth feel was smooth and pleasant. Overall not a bad pale ale. I'd have to have it again to really decide if it is something I'd like more than once.

Sep 09, 2015
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BeerKangaroo from Alaska

4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Out of the grumbler bottle and into a standard pint glass:

A: hazy golden brown body that leaves a small one finger white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Some spotty lightly foamy lacing trickles the sides of the glass. Some soft light carbonation is seen rising.

S: balanced between the hops and the malts. Some pines come out as the beer warms.

T: the malts are a bit in front of the hops, just ever so slightly.

M: light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue - a good standard APA mouthfeel.

O: this is a good beer that is good this time of year (pretty light and slightly refreshing). I would definitely have again, very solid.

Aug 11, 2012
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this growler at the brewery on July 2, 2012; I think they have only been selling growlers since 6/26 – so its pretty fresh! I was told that the 633 is the area code as well as the abv…but they had a better than expected mash…anyway, excited to be in the right place at the right time to grab this... Poured from growler into New Belgium globe. Pours a slightly hazy rusty orange like honey color. Really nice floral fresh hop aromas, and according to the brewery rep, its dry hopped for 3 days with 4 diff hops. Very nice balance of fresh hops and malts. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, but nicely balanced. It has a huge presence for a Pale Ale. Again, according to brewery rep at the establishment, they had a more efficient mash than expected, so this 633 (6.33) turned out to be a bit closer to 7%abv. Overall, this is a great Pale Ale and its too bad they are nearly 6hrs from my door, because id be excited to try more! Good luck to you guys!

Jul 04, 2012
"633" American Pale Ale from Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 33 ratings