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

"633" American Pale Ale"633" American Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,968
Ranked #34,833
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Maine, United States
"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
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Photo of illpass78
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
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.

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Photo of smanson56
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.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
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.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
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!

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"633" American Pale Ale from Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings