Baltimore Pale Ale | Full Tilt Brewing

Baltimore Pale AleBaltimore Pale Ale
BA SCORE
68.7%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 134 ratings
Baltimore Pale AleBaltimore Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Tilt Brewing
Maryland, United States
fulltiltbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by YardmanFTB on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,495
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
134
Liked:
92
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
12.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Photo of nmann08
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of woodychandler
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am in the process of clearing out some of therom the interminable backlog here at Chez Woody and it suddenly struck me that I have most, if not all of Full Tilt Brewing's beers, held in abeyance awaiting approved pics. This site has really sped up the process, but for a while, it was slow and once a beer went on the back burner, it became forgotten. My thanks to The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for being an ongoing resource of singles!

From the bottle: ""Full Tilt Brewing's Baltimore Pale Ale is brewed with only the finest American hops and barley. Baltimore Pale Ale utilizes Nugget, Columbus, Summit, and Crystal hops in a blend which provides for an unforgettable aroma apparent from the very instant it is served and a full, pleasant taste which will satisfy your tastebuds no matter what time of year this brew finds you."; "Full Taste. Full Pride. Full Tilt."

I Pop!ped the cap, but I went with a gentle pour since this was part of the backlog and I saw no reason to rouse any lees that may have formed in the interim. I still got a finger of dense, tawny head that hung around briefly before falling to wisps. Color was a beautiful Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pronounced mintiness and my mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste struck me as being at the upper end of what I would expect in the style. It was very close to being an AIPA and it made me curious as to what their Fully Tlited version might be like. It was very hoppy, but it was tough for me to discern which hop was contributing which flavor. Finish was dry and very satisfying after a couple of days of non-hop-driven beers.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of imbibehour
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hozersr
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. A fluffy, off-white head of about two fingers is formed, and is slow to fade away. Nice lacing is left on the glass.

S: This is more along the lines of a piney/floral pale ale than a citrusy one, but even against my preferences, it works well. Sweet, nutty malts with a bit of floral hops stand out at first, before turning more in favor of the hops. Notes of butterscotch and black pepper help to round out the aroma.

T: There's a great maltiness on the opening flavors which set it apart from other pales. It's very well incorporated into the piny hop finish - and has a nuttiness to it most brown ales would kill for. Bitterness is high without being extreme. It's really well balanced, and not in that insipid manner most 'balanced' IPAs are, either.

M: At first, I wonder if the sweet malts will bother me, but they're nicely cleaned up on the crisp, dry finish. A bitter linger of hop oils accumulate. General drinkability is excellent, too.

O: I half expected some gimmicky, mediocre pale ale more interested in B'more pride than actually being a good beer. I was wrong. Compared to the last beer I had before this (a session IPA brewed with highfalutin' Simcoe and Citra hops - I won't say which brewery, but it sucked ass), this is a damn revelation. These guys brewed a solid pale ale without resorting to trendy hops: Full Tilt could be a brewery to watch in the next few years.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Baltimore Pale Ale from Full Tilt Brewing
Beer rating: 68.7% out of 100 with 134 ratings
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