Restoration Pale Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
760
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuBeats
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sulldaddy
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle has been in my cellar for a bit by mistake so I have no idea what to expect here.
Beer pours a clear copper color with very minimal eggshell white head foaming up and fading quickly to one wispy island. The aroma is some fruity malt like pears and some caramel. A little bit of citrusy notes lingering.
First sip reveals an average body and very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is mild and a little fruity with little hop profile and no booze either. The beer is very easy to drink and not overly complex. I suspect there were more hops a year or two ago. It isnt a bad experience just much maltier than originally brewed. Still a decent drink.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of h4ger
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NateMac13
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ncelauro
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kidwvu
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A Good beer. Nothing incredible.

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Photo of mjurney
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Pale amber color, hazy, few particles. Lots of small carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Lightly citrus aroma, sweet malts, some fruitiness.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready malts up front, biscuit, slight toasted. Mild hop bitterness, citrusy-floral. Finish is semi-dry, a little sweet. Body is light-medium, crisp, smooth, refreshing.

Overall:
It's a good American Pale Ale, but a little dull.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbeervt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of outoffocus
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abitacamz
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite local pale ales

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Photo of chogm54
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Restoration Pale Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 760 ratings.
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