The First Squeeze | Raleigh Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Raleigh Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
raleighbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as The Big Squeeze.

Name change because of copyright issue.

Added by GarthDanielson on 04-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,689
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

COD 8/4/17. Hazy golden pour. Quite outstanding head volume, world class retention and normal lacing.

Very good nose of light orange but lacks the significant spicy characteristics typical of wits imparted by yeast (clove). The base has a light malty sweetness and a touch of grainy wheat.

Light medium body with a nice smooth texture. The carbonation / body balance is normal and lacks the effervescence necessary to open the flavors up. The middle delivers a very mild effervescence while the finish is mildly prickly and somewhat soft.

The flavor profile is good / average, at best. Intensity is adequate, complexity is lacking and balance is very good. Like the nose, orange is the main component and resides over a sweetness even less than indicated by the aroma. Bitterness is extremely subtle to the extent that the grainy huskiness of the wheat is a main flavor component from the middle on. As indicated by the nose, typical wit characteristics are absent. Banana and clove are not to be found, which hurts complexity. The finish lingers.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFNC
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank 2 weeks after can date in May '16. Liked it better last year. Getting some grassy soapy notes I don't love. Still a solid summer beer for a hot day

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Photo of Highbury09
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 13tido
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy deep gold wheat beer with a bright white head that leaves some random globs of lacing. Smell is wheat, straw, the faint smell of oranges, yeast and mild sweetness. The taste is mildly sweet with orange and a little spiciness. There is a decent carbonation. This is a nice refreshing wheat beer with a nice 6% kick.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMeerbill
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great easy to drink ale with awesome orange flavor

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Photo of freshtojeff
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of KRubes
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can - pours hazy orange-tan color with a 1 finger white head. Appearance not very appealing to me. The aroma is orangey, some sweetness & yeast, slight honey notes, however the smell is very mild. The taste was honey sweetness upfront, some orange/ citrus favors and some bitterness from the blood orange peel on the end. Medium body with medium carbonation, I thought it has more body than other wheat ales I have tried. Overall tasty beer but slightly sweet for me.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yoda22
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RWLawman
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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The First Squeeze from Raleigh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 29 ratings