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Restoration Pale Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale
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Restoration Pale AleRestoration Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Restoration Pale Ale is made with Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley. It is liberally hopped and dry hopped with American Cascade and fermented with California Ale yeast. The end result is a brilliant gold ale with a rich body, mild bitterness and a snappy fresh citrus hop flavor and aroma.

20 IBU

Added by WVbeergeek on 02-25-2008

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of nimrod979
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a lighter golden shade. Lighter than I would have expected. Small white head that didn't last too long and spotty lacing here and there.

Aroma: Not much here. Faint pale malt. and slight citrus hop

Taste: Actually starts out with some grainy,pale malt before a little spicy citrusy hops with a nice little fruity and citrusy finish. Personally, I think it's a little boring.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Grainy. Flavors don't really stand out and are muddled together and there isn't much to the finish. Nothing to really get me excited about this one and I would consider it more of a golden ale than a pale ale.

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Photo of Thads324
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear golden yellow, fizzy white head. Good lacing, moderate dissipation of head.
S : smells of basic bread malts and sweet citrus hops. A bit of fruit juicy hops and no alcohol.
T : starts vibrantly malty with toasted malts, then hops come in. A round flavor of grassy and guava fruit hops. Mild bitterness and caramel malt flavor at the rear. A bit less hops flavor then you would think from the strong aroma. Lots of straw like malts.
M : medium to light bodied. Mildly sticky bitterness and heavy bubbles on the tongue.

An ok beer, but a bit light and a lack of vibrant hop flavor like in the aroma.

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Photo of BeerNoobNC
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle in an Abita Party Pack 12 pack. This beer has the balanced taste that you expect from a pale ale, with a complex hop flavor. However, this beer seems somewhat watered down in flavor, though not in mouth feel. The flavor definitely seems a little light compared to some of the better pale ales I have had, but it still seems to have the same consistency and mouth feel of a beer of this style. Overall, this is not a great representation of this style, but it is definitely a drinkable beer that I will not hesitate to drink.

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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 9/27/2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass as well. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, pine, herbal, floral, caramel, honey, and bread. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange, pine, herbal, grass, floral, caramel, bread, and cracker. Lingering notes of citrus, herbal, pine, cracker, and caramel on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance; with a good bitterness/malt balance as well. Feels watered down though. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Extremely easy to drink. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Feels a bit watered down; but still has a good hop and malt flavor profile. An enjoyable offering, very sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bump8628
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a decent build of white foam that sticks in a few spots. Toasted biscuit malt flavor outpaces a tame floral Cascade hop flavor. Clean and dry. More drying bread notes on the finish. Not bad. But not really hoppy enough to be an American Pale Ale. More of an easy drinking, balanced, grainy blonde ale.

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5/5  rDev +45.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great session APA. It has a bunch of the appropriate APA hoppy bitterness but it is easier drinking than most.

It looks pretty, like these usually do, and it ia aromatic. The taste is right where it should be - hoppy, not much malt and very little yeast. Very sessionable.

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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It amazes me that most score this thoroughly average while I've seen so many other average or mainstream beers scored so much higher. This poured a 2" custard head with quite a long life. The body is a clear golden yellow with the tiniest of bubbles on the move. Smells kind of BMC with grass and corn yet nicer, stronger. The taste mirrors the smell, a little sweet, and has a mild hoppy finish. Mouth is smoother and richer than BMC though. To me this is kind of an every man's beer, close enough to BMC the mainstreamers can drink it yet crafted enough that the rest of us can still enjoy it along with them.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 761 ratings
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