Zeno's Pale Ale
The Lone Pint Brewery

Zeno's Pale AleZeno's Pale Ale
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The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #275
Ranked #10,683
4.02 | pDev: 8.21%
Nov 22, 2023
Nov 14, 2013
Zeno's Pale Ale is an homage to one of our favorite public houses, by which craft beer was explored eons ago. Quaffable, citrusy Pale Ales are wonderful things that forever changed the beer world. Thanks Dave.
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Rated: 3.91 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2023
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A crisp and citrusy pale ale, with excellent balance and drinkability, Zeno's joins yellow rose and Jabberwocky as another fabulous offering from lone pint. I'm starting to think everything is coming up fabulous from these guys for a reason.
Oct 21, 2023
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Reviewed by allengarvin from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very pale gold color, and very hazy, more what you'd expect from a wheat beer. Moderate head. Nose is sweet with tropical fruit hop notes. Fairly high bitterness up front with a hop flavor that now seems more citrus than tropical. Bitterness is quite high, and lingers through the beer. Dry finish. Medium body, fairly soft. Decent pale ale, if you appreciate a lot of hops.
Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pale yellow body with some chill haze; even past that, it's translucent, not perfectly clear, with what appears to be a slight amount of sediment out of suspension. Excellent head production and lacing; good retention.

Citrus and pine resin on the nose; very much a throwback aroma. A bit of crackery pale malt.

Flavor follows, with mild to moderate citrus notes, mild dankness, a decent amount of resin, and a crackery pale malt base. Touches of black pepper, wheat, grass.

Lively and drinkable. Definitely a solid homage to Dale's, and a very enjoyable brew.
Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Highlonesome1 from Texas

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, peach yellow body; incredibly dense and thick head, white, rocky, creamy. zesty, bitter aroma; grapefruit; a bit of tangerine and pineapple. Decent flavor; a bit muted; grapefruit and indistinct citrus elements; moderate to heavy bitterness. Heavy body; mild to moderate acidity; a bit rough on the palate; juicy initially, finishes with a subtle dryness.

This gifted beer is pretty good overall. I'm thinking the age may have dulled some the flavor edges, but it still comes across with fine visuals and decent taste.

Pouring temperature: 44 °F; canning info: 06/12/22
Sep 27, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by kkarimi from Texas

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Fairly cloudy medium gold body with a nice fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, pineapple and a bit of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a bit of nice lingering hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with above average carbonation. I really like this pale ale...its like Yellow Rose's little sister.... lighter in body with a spritzier mouthfeel. I hope Lone Pint makes this a year round beer!
Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz canned 6-13-22, opened 7-16-22.
2 finger white head with great retention - pillowy, rocky, and dense. Gold-orange and opaque body. Thick, patchy lacing. Pineapple, orange juice aroma. Juicy and simple, good flavor. Full body, soft mouthfeel with a mild but prickly bitterness.
Good drinkability. Very Good.
4th can has a little bit of a buttery note in the background - taking Taste down to 3.5.
Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Napoli101 from Texas

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Vykk_Draygo

3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Full on hazy pale ale. Aroma is fairly muted, but is pleasantly sweet and malty. Some pine and pineapple hop character.

Flavor is bracingly bitter, and relatively mild. Moderate malt character, and hops are mostly piney on the palate. Some citrus as well.

Generally good, and easy to drink.
Jun 29, 2022
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 fl oz pull-tab can from Central Market, Austin, TX.

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by TXRobbo from Texas

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 5/17/23. Drank 6/4/22
Pour is a murky pale yellow. Bug chalk white head persists.
Nose is resinous hops, juicy fruit, citrus, pineapple. Mango
Taste is pineapple, some pine. Juicy. Moderate bitterness with a biscuit, bready malt backbone. Easy to drink. Not overly sweet; appropriately bitter.
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a juicy, hazy golden straw color with hints of orange. A frothy, finger thick head sits atop that eventually dissipates to a thin lacing. Lots of lacing on the glass as you drink. Carbonation is difficult to see. Looks quite inviting!

Wow, quite a potent aroma just like the Yellow Rose IPA. Super fresh pineapple, citrus and mango, but also picking up some piney notes in there. The sweet breadiness is also lurking in the background. It smells very, very good.

I agree with some other reviewers here, this is basically Yellow Rose Light. The flavor profile is almost exact, but a bit more muted. Orange, lemon, pineapple, mango with sweet, breadiness lingering in the background. As with the Yellow Rose, the malts are always present but also taking a back seat, lending some balance to the brew.

This is medium bodied with zesty carbonation and ample chewiness. I think "juicy" is the best way to describe it. It's decidedly lighter and easier to drink than the Yellow Rose IPA, clocking in at just under 6% ABV.

Overall this is a very tasty pale ale, perhaps one of the tastiest I've tried. I've already reviewed the Yellow Rose IPA, and while this is quite similar I think it's definitely more sessionable. For that reason, I will rate it slightly higher, since I generally tend to prefer lower ABV beers. This is basically the penultimate pale ale, it has tons of aroma and flavor while remaining quite sessionable. I would happily pick this up again. Cheers!
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. pint on tap at the brewery July 31, 2021

Overall it was perfect to start a session and whet the whistle rather than diving straight into Yellow Rose. In fact, it smelled and tasted very much like a Yellow Rose Light, and I mean that in all of its grapefruit/biscuit malt glory. A very tasty pale ale I'd happily drink over and over again.
Aug 01, 2021
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