Daypack Pale Ale | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 07-26-2014

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 50
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A very juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and caramel malt. Upfront citrus with hints of orange marmalade, lemon zest, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Also some hints of floral and earthy hops with some grass. Solid malt presence with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, straw, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a nicely juicy and bready hop forward taste with notes of citrus and caramel. Upfront juicy citrus presence with notes of oranges, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Floral and earthy hops with notes of grass. Good soft malt backing presence with notes of caramel, tea biscuit, straw, grains, and yeast. A very solid English style taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth. Finishes dry.

Overall: A very good light bodied citrusy Pale Ale. Good crisp citrus hop notes with a nice biscuit malt backing. Comes off like an English style Bitter similar to Surly Bitter Brewer. Nicely done.

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Photo of joe1510
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz Can
$10.50 6-Pack
Warehouse Liquors - Duluth

Daypack Pale Ale glows like freshly polished brass with apricot hues. Mild haziness runs through the body while large, random carbonation bubbles scuttle to the surface. The foam is cotton white, microbubbled, and tightly packed as it slowly settles at a thin skimming. The head leaves spotty, peaked lacing down the glass.

This lower abv pale ale brings a citrusy, pithy punch in spades. Orange is the most expressive with pith, oils, and flesh. Grapefruit, apricot, and pineapple play second, third, and fourth fiddle. The malt base is softly sweet and pretty neutral with notes of clean grain and sugar cookies. Smells tantalizing.

The orange is more jammy than the nose suggested, the apricot more vibrant. Pithy grapefruit flashes through the middle while slightly overripe pineapple brings up the rear. The flavor is less pithy and more bright, a little sweeter, and flat out juicy compared to the nose. The malt adds a touch of cookie like sweetness and faint graininess. Bueno!

A moderate-light body and soft, airy carbonation make this beer about as easy to drink as you could imagine. The body is velvety. The bitterness weighs in just under moderate and lingers thanks to the drying finish. Again, this is almost too easy to drink.

Daypack is advertised as a beer to bring on the trail and I'd say that's about as accurate as you can get. It's canned, easy drinking, low(er) in alcohol, and delicious. The fruity hop profile is dripping juicy and this beer goes down like a dream. I thoroughly enjoy drinking these guys.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Clear golden amber with decent white head.

Smell: Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and orange mostly.

Taste: Definitely more hoppy than malty. Fairly strong orange, grapefruit and pine notes from hops. Some light biscuit and tea notes. Finish is surprisingly bitter for such a low abv beer.

Feel: Light body with good deal of carbonation. Very dry finish.

Overall: Another good sessionable beer. I think the bitterness may be a titch high for something meant to be consumed quickly, but nice flavors overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe for the bonus beer!

Pours a hazy saturated orange, with a fluffy white head that takes a few minutes to recede. Long lasting surface coverage, spotty lace with a partial halo on one side of the glass.

Mildy sweet citrus aroma, heady and pungent. Orange peel, cut grass, resiny hop oils.

Taste is a bit more restrained, reminds me of a dialed back Daisy Cutter. Citrus peel, grass, pale malt. Dry bitter finish. Well put together and drinkable. Thanks again Joe!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gatornation
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a mostly clear golden orange color wiyh a solid 1 finger head some streaky lacing and a fresh collar thru-out
S-tropical and citrus fruit sweet malts and sweet bread
T- much as the nose floral hops to start citrus and a sweet hop/bread/malt finish i like the hops in this one
M-sweet and well carbonated with a crisp hop bite but way drinkable
O- good PA liked the hops liked the sweet floral taste liked the finish ..i liked the brew

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +2%

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Metalsnota
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kark
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small head of thick foam.

S - A very strong pine aroma with tropical fruit. Some caramel maltiness, as well.

T - It tasted of grapefruit and spicy hops. Sweet caramel added balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is a pretty good pale ale in the Northwoods.

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Daypack Pale Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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