Baltimore Pale Ale | Full Tilt Brewing

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Baltimore Pale AleBaltimore Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by YardmanFTB on 03-27-2013

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this one in State Line the other day. Never heard of it, but I like to give the locals the benefit of the doubt. Glad I did, it's an impressive brew.

Copper body with an inch of white head and good lacing. Head fades to a thin but opaque foam. Smells hoppy but without one particular note dominating, though if pressed I'd lean towards pine. Interesting sweetness in it too, reminds me of marshmallow fluff. Tastes clean and a little lemony. It veers into IPA territory, but the bitterness is mild enough that it could pass for pale ale. Mouthfeel is lovely, very smooth and velvety with lowish carbonation.

Very easy drinking ale, looking forward to trying some more from these guys.

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Photo of kgammell1
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MorganMessersmith
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 5/7

Pours lighter amber, translucent, some white foam rings and settles. Mild malty nose. Very soft. Light pale taste, some buried bubblegum, with a firm bitter, gritty hop. Medium carbonation. Most prominent feature is the bitter.

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Photo of mhammer616
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of themagickallife
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy gold to amber in the glass, with a decent head of foam and lacing. Subtle hops in the nose and initial taste, but much less than some APAs. Smooth carbonation and med to light body renders it very drinkable. Biscuity malt with barely any sweetness. No off-tastes and a hint of hops bitterness at the end to round it out. Very enjoyable, but nothing particularly complex. I liked it.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ba Review #275
Served On: 06/12/2013
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.3%
Date/ Code: -

This was a 12oz. bottle from a sixer I snagged at A.K.A. Frisco's in Frederick, MD.

Look: Poured a spectacular amber color with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles. The head was a rocky 2-fingers of whipped off-white foam. Lacing was extremely sticky and plentiful.

Smell: Strong pine character with some earthy malts in the background. Also an onion character – similar to a Dale’s Pale Ale or the Abita Jackmo IPA. Not bad.

Taste: Up front was some nice pine notes that coupled with a well defined bitterness. Then some of the onion found in the aroma made up the middle. The finish was a nice lingering bitterness with some sweet malts that made an appearance.

This was a fantastic brew with all the qualities I look for in a solid pale ale. I would not hesitate buying a whole case of this one, especially during the summer months.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice looker of a pale, crystal clear, a perfect copper toned body with minimal carbonation capped with a nice tall three finger fluffy and off white head, with a big retention cap that stays for a good period of time. Nice looker.

Good hints of spicy toasted malt, a slight sweetness on the backbone not quite caramel thick, but feels like light brown sugar. Toasty. Airy. Inviting.

Palate brings a real wonderful hop forward and balanced light pale ale body. Light malts, with continuing hint of sugars and toasty cinnamon, but the hops come forward nicely. Staying in the pale ale realm, but a nice lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Earth and pine, with a perfect complimenting toasty malt depth. Hop angle builds real slowly on the finish, some more grapefruit hinting rind comes into play as well on the aftertaste. Good solid palate feel with nothing distracting from the tastebuds.

Really nicely integrated, light and easy drinking, but clocks in with an undescerning 6.3 abv you never would have guessed at. Real good pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Bmore_Brew
4.76/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From start to finish this beer is complete. From the second the aroma first hits your nose until the last sip of the pint, this beer is a treat. The hop aroma off of this is floral, pleasant, and alluring. The taste is bitter yet smooth, crisp, and refreshing. For a beer that starts of so hoppy forward and bitter the mouthfeel is unlike any beer I've had. Top to bottom this beer is a winner. Well balanced and fantastic.

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Photo of KSmith33
4.79/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I've been drinking this beer for about 6 months now and can't get enough! Unfortunately they don't have it for sale in VA or DC yet but hopefully that will be coming soon. Everytime I visit MD this is the first beer I am looking for. Now Full Tilt has my Dad hooked as well; a guy who drank miller lite, corona and heineken exclusively for about 20 years. A big thanks for that!

This beer is delicious from start to finish and tastes just as good out of a bottle. Hands down the best Pale Ale I have ever tasted.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Al's of Hampden, Enola, PA

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that gradually died down and levt lots of lacing on the surface and sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts along with strong notes of piney hops, the latter of which contributes a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some aromas and bitterness from the hops but wasn't overly piney in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Baltimore Pale Ale from Full Tilt Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 136 ratings