Spoaty Oaty
Appalachian Mountain Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #685
Ranked #17,840
3.91 | pDev: 6.65%
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from NC served before Sept. 21 BB date in a lager glass.
Clear amber body with visible carbonation and a good white head.
Complex, appealing, harmonious aroma. Oats make their impact mainly in, I presume, the smooth mouthfeel. Medium+ body with lively carbonation.

Sep 15, 2019
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is just darker than gold, not quite copper, head is off white with tan look, presents 1 inch thick with a good dense look with fine to small bubbles, good lacing on the glass sides and nice lingering top.

Smell is floral and citrus rind, light earth and hints of resin; malt comes through with some biscuit, light toast, just a touch of caramel.

Taste is malt upfront with light biscuit, toast, hint of caramel, hops overtake with floral, citrus rind, maybe some lemon focus, earth and pine. Flavor seems more hop lingering than aroma.

Mouthfeel is low to moderate carbonation, then light sweetness and lingering, drying bitterness.

Overall a good APA with nice hop/malt balance with just a lean towards the bitter side.

Aug 17, 2019
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Tone from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of floral hops, slight citrus hops, hint of spicy hops, hint of grass, hint of wheat, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, slight citrus hops, hint of spicy hops, hint of grass, hint of wheat, and sweet malt. Overall, above average in all aspects, but nothing outstanding.

Dec 08, 2018
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid APA that any homebrewer would be proud to serve. An herbal aroma that’s barely there. Disappointed that the pats did not seem to come through in anyway.

Nov 14, 2018
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Jad8882 from California

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Piney and sweet. Bitterat the end of a taste. Malty adding to the sweetness. One of those beers that can be drunk a little warm. On tap at the airport, the lace was a little low.

Sep 20, 2018
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap in New Bern, 9/3/18, pint glass.

Translucent amber color with a 1F white cap that tapers to a film and leaves sticky rings of lacing.

Piney, dank, citrus and floral. Oats.

Citrus, lemon, floral, dry cracked oats, pine and earth, toasted malt.

Piney, chewy, bitter. Medium body, good carb. Oats pump it up a bit.

Sturdy drink yet not too strong. ABV and bitterness are set right for all around enjoyment.

Sep 18, 2018
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Carolina Ale House at Raleigh Durham airport. 16oz pour in weizen glass.

A: Clear/bright pale amber with persistent 1/4” rocky foam and plenty of persistent lacing.

S: Floral, pine, citrus. Very nice.

T: Nicely bitter with just a bit of bite to it. Cracker like malt in the middle. Lingering bitter finish.

M: Good carbonation. Slick mouthfeel and some good thickness from the oats.

O/D: A very solid APA. Hit the style well and made killing time at the airport enjoyable. Went well with tacos and could easily have another.

Jul 27, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/29/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.4%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Nicely vibrant/dank hops; nice bready malt backbone, with mild lingering sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Still tasted great, considering the age of the can.

May 19, 2018
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KrisLambert from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly hoppy. The smell is a bit dank for a pale ale. The taste is a smooth ale with a hoppy bite. Just a hint of pine. Consistency is perfect and flows good year round. Definitely worth a shot for any palate that likes bitters.

Nov 29, 2017
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MMOSNN from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - slightly hazy golden orange with a three-finger white head that has nice retention and creates spotty but ever-present lacing.
Smell - citrus is pretty powerful, piney hops as well, caramel, bready malts, and maybe some floral notes, but overall a nice blend of hops and malts in the aroma.
Taste - hop bitterness is strong, and as a result, dank pine and juicy citrus are most dominant, but there are notes of caramel and grainy malts along with creamy oats.
Feel - high carbonation, creamy body due to the oats, and incredibly smooth.
Overall, I'm digging this beer a lot. I'm not really into pure hop bombs anymore so I appreciate that this has more complexity by mixing rich sweet malts with the bitterness, and the cherry on top is definitely the addition of oats to make it creamy and fuller in body.

May 02, 2017
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Spoaty Oaty Appalachian Pale Ale, poured from very cold 16 oz. can, including 5.4% abv. Nice and rich golden color, pretty clear with plenty of tiny bubbles rising up...after easily attaining a full 2 finger head.

Very piney aromas all around ...a great fresh scent that makes you think you're in the high country. The grain aroma is very faint, but develops after a few swigs...By halfway, some lacing is present, along with a thin white layer of fine foam. The taste -if any- is also piney,crisp, tart, bitter, dry and light. Mouth feel is a high point. Nice finish, no lingering annoyances, just clean dry, and an astringent light bitterness. Great for blast-clearing the aftertaste of a few cheap hot dogs!

Since trying this a year ago, I have since developed more taste for APA's. It goes down fast and easily refreshing,.

It's even better in a great two tone with their AMB porter.

Overall, a decent pale ale, but kinda meh.

Apr 20, 2017
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Beejay from Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Yellow orange in color with a light white head.

S: Lots of grapefruit and a touch of pine resin. There is a slight biscuit aroma as well.

T: Bready with a nice hop bitterness. grapefruit and pine and a touch of caramel in the finish. There is a touch of the oat flavor in the finish.

M: Medium in body with moderate to high carbonation.

O: Delicious. Very reminiscent of SNPA, but slightly different hop profile, and a touch of oats. Quite nice.

Jan 04, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice Pale Ale. Purchased a 16 oz can at Chip's in the Outer Banks NC. Pours a hazy gold color into a pint glass. Big frothy head with good retention and bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma includes mild piney and citrus hops. Pleasant but not that pronounced. Flavor is balanced with some good bitterness up front - both piney and citrus hops- followed by bready malt. Mouthfeel includes some up-front bitterness but a smooth finish. (Probably the oats). This beer would be a welcome addition to any local restaurant menu. Very good with food.

Nov 24, 2016
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JimKal from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at an airport bar and then when I say it at a local store I picked it up. Pours a dark gold with a really nice head that leave some nice lacing on the drink down. While we all seem to be moving away from Pale Ales I would recommend this to anyone. The taste has some nice balance and to me is much preferable to all the session IPAs that seem to be everywhere these days. While some describe the mouthfeel as creamy due to the oats I wouldn't go that far. But, the oats do add some nice smoothness to the mouthfeel. It comes in four packs of 16 once cans and I think it is a great addition to the NC beer lineup.

Oct 28, 2016
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Mitchmoore12 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- light gold, slight haze, nice fluffy 1.5" head that has retained nicely over a few minutes.
smell- Sweet hoppy smells with malt following in its wake. getting a little citrus with some pine resin.
taste- hop forward taste of pine and grapefruit that is overtaken later by smooth/creamy malt wave and leaves with a little bitter in the back.
feel- low to medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel that is very drinkable.
overall- pretty nice pale ale, you can tell they used some oats in this guy from the taste and mouthfeel alone. came in a 4 pack of pints and I would buy again.

Aug 23, 2016
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Sandalwood from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016, can, pours a hazy dark golden to orange color with a white frothy head. There seems to be good carbonation and thick lacing. The odor for me is pine, resin, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, guava, slightly spicy, herbal, slight onion, slight honey, floral. The taste for me is pine, resin, dank, lemon, herbal, spices, dry grassy aftertaste.

Jul 01, 2016
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strohme2 from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I dropped the can while grabbing it out of the fridge which lead to a careful opening and pour. Big fluffy head, decent amount of lacing too. Orange color. Big pine and citrus on the nose. Mostly pine, some onion and cattiness, followed by lemon, grapefruit and a bit of grass. Mouthfeel is good for a pale ale but I was expecting just a bit smoother due to the oats in this beer. Very drinkable nonetheless.

May 18, 2016
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BNLTandem from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours crystal clear with a minimal head that only lingers on the edges. No noticeable extra head retention from the oats. (Raleigh aiport, pilsner glass)

Smell - Really nice. Clean, citrus, malt... oats? I don't know. but definitely some grain bill in this.

Taste - hoppy side of pale. bitterness on the back of the pallet. Not overdone. really drinkeable.

Feel - Here is where the oats come in. Not thick, but lingers forever. Plenty of body, clings to your pallet.

Overall - great, easy drinking beer that has enough going on to not be boring. Very nice.

Apr 16, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale to medium golden amber in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and faint honey orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal and citrus/grapefruit zest hops over the top of light aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with just a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of herbal + citrus/grapefruit zest hops which impart a slightly heavier than light amount of bitterness which fades away slowly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol, just bordering on being sessionable (I could easily have a couple of these). Enjoyable though lighter in flavor and aroma than I was expecting.

Mar 19, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, deep gold color with a decently long lasting head. Lot of lacing left behind and a continuous patch of bubbles at the center of the beer. The smell is subdued but is mainly pine and citrus with a bit of malty sweetness. The taste is bitter pine up front but settles into a citrus and sweet maltiness quite quickly. The flavors all blend on the finish. This is a quite tasty APA.

Mar 09, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Bottom of can says JUN042016.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Crisp vegetal hop fume.

T- Moderate bitterness for the style makes it very drinkable. Definitely leans more toward the herbal, vegetal hop character.

M- Pretty sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I remember this being a bit more impressive on draft at the brewery but it's still pretty solid out of the can.

Oct 26, 2015
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