Pater Pale Ale | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-20-2012

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

definitely a belgian pale ale and not an english one as listed here. this is definitely one of the better beers these guys make, i wish it was on tap all the time down here. its cloudy and pale rust colored, with a soapy white leaving an intricate mesh of rings and lace on the insides of the globe, really pretty beer. it smells great too, i get the belgian yeast coming right through with the hops, spice on spice there, a cool complexion for sure, but i also get a little funk to this, a tang, maybe even some brett. either way, the yeast is unique and mature, and i really like its contribution. the grain base catches my attention in the flavor too. it has a lot going on, fluffy body and maybe some wheat, fresh flavor, very dry. hoppy as well, more of a european grassy or spice thing going on, maybe a little dried citrus peel, but they are dosed pretty heavy, even for the style. the yeast really makes it though for me, the flavor is awesome, very complex, not fermented too warm and allowed to totally run away, but its definitely on the edge of wild. smooth to drink on too, hearty and refreshing simultaneously, and of impressive quality overall. not enough good beer in this belgian pale genre right now, so i was fired up on this one. these guys rule.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pater, or 'father' in Old English, is a nice IPA. It seems a cross between English and American, more emphasis on the old world island.

Bright, light amber/golden pour. Minimal head, but it was poured that way.

Aroma has a good malt backbone of biscuit and cracker. Subtle yet sturdy hops, a bit of citrus to along with a grassy and woody.

Flavor is quite nice and easy. Cracker and biscuit provide a nice pallet atop which the hops play around. Spicy and woody, grassy and citrus. None really outshine the other and their intensity is charming. Nice dry follow through without all that biting.

A very good beer right m'here

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Pater Pale Ale from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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