Pale Ale | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
saintarcherbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Balanced toward the hoppy end of the spectrum, this straight-forward, dry-hopped California pale is eminently sessionable. Crystal malt provides the backbone to showcase the bright, citrus and piney notes from Cascade, Chinook, Citra, and Simcoe hops.

Added by mactrail on 04-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with a nice foam in the glass with every pour. Very light mouthfeel with virtually no malty body. Nose of flowery hops. The thin, light, and crisp style of Pale Ale. Resiny and a little hot with a lingering piney taste. Flavors include some herbal notes with cilantro and alfalfa. Some warm notes of malt, finally, with a light cracker taste.

Quite drinkable with the moderate alcohol content and should appeal to the hop afficianado. Brewer rates this at 40 IBUs with Cascade, Chinook, and Simcoe hops. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego for a surprisingly modest $4.15. Yet another brewery to show up out of nowhere in the San Diego region.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Very fresh, hoppy aroma. Pine, grass and dank hops all the way. Taste starts slightly sweet and fruity and gets slightly bitter on the finish. Body is light and quite soft and the carbonation is just right. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and dry, making you take another gulp. Really easy to drink and very refreshing.

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Photo of Bignick254
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of GlennRolfe
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Copper to gold in color with a fingernail of dishwater white on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of light malt with citrus hops. I'm tasting citrus hops and light doughy malt. The mouth is smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sharing this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear golden and light amber with a moderately-sized off-white head. Some sticky lacing. Pretty enough pale.

Floral hop elements and a bit of a pine aroma as well. Some definitely grain and pale malt for balance. Decent, and the best aspect of this beer.

Moderately bitter, faint floral hop elements, and bready, cereal, pale malts combine for a somewhat simple, drinkable, pale ale.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good enough, but an exciting offering.

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Photo of Saylescanyon
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of pgregoryCA
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of joe_sf
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dertyd
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is loaded with citrus: lemon and grapefruit mostly, and a little pine.
The taste is balanced. Great malt profile with the bitterness taking over halfway through. Lots of citrus here too.
The texture is crisp.
Nice.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful pale ale replete with big, bright citrus notes atop a slightly sweet pale malt base. Put this in a mixer with their IPA and DIPA, and I'm not sure I'd bother drinking any other hoppy brews. Saint Archer - so terribly underrated. Also worth noting this sucker is only 5.2% -- helluva lotta flavor packed into that tidy little package.

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Photo of SB_Brewmaster
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ANIMOUL
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE FAN of this beer! I love the Pale Ale style ('specially the American Pale Ale). Saint Archer doesn't disappoint in this regard.

True to the style, it has a slight hops bitterness that comes across as overly refreshing. With a moderate ABV and its canned availability, this is a must-have for any / all summer outings. I stock this in my fridge for mid-week depression cure... aka my go-to beer.

Love what the skater/surfers/slackers are doing at Saint Archers!

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Photo of Quinnspub1
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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