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 YardmanFTB
4.81/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I should preface that dry-finishing light, but hoppy American-Style Pale Ales are my favorite beers. The first thing you notice from this beer is it's clarity. This beer possesses the clarity of a German Lager with a nice amber color. Next that hits you is the aroma. This beer is loaded with Columbus dry hops. If you enjoy Columbus (as I do), then this beer is definitely for you. Accompanying the dry hopping is "Nugget" for bittering, Summit and Columbus for bittering and flavor, and Crystal for aroma. The grain bill is two-row and caramel to give this beer the light base to put the hops on display. Again, I'm a man who enjoys his light APAs, so this beer was made for me. I highly recommend.

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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 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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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Theheroguy
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full Tilt Brewing is a fledgling brewery located in Baltimore Maryland.

Baltimore Pale ale is their first and flagship beer. Full Tilt boasts that this beer is brewed with Nugget, Columbus, Summit, and Crystal hops. This beer is insanely and delightfully floral in terms of both aroma and taste. The aroma and flavors of these American hops is very prevalent. The beer isn't out of balance with hop bitterness its only 55 IBUs.

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4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at alewife
Nice creamy head, thick with bubbles streaming, clear golden honey color.

Nose nice fresh hops, floral and light spicy with a resin, nice light citrus and some grapefruit tropical fruit. Very nice hop aroma.

Taste starts with crisp ale, light malt profile. Then nice hop, floral grassy slightly spicy hop with a light citrus and very light grapefruit, grassy hop character. Bitterness is nice almost perfect for an apa, with decent malt balance. Finish is dry and crisp, nice lingering floral grassy hop bitterness.

Mouth us med bodied, nice carb.

Overall very good for an apa, perfect bitterness, nice hopprofile, good balance, crisp refreshing and very tasty.

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

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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