Pale Ale | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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183 Ratings
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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
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of SB_Brewmaster
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of BLFROMHELL
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of busternuggz
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Beautiful, clear golden/straw color with a puffy white 1" head. Settles to 1/4", good retention, leaves soapy lacing.

Big fruity aromas. Juicy tangerine, red grapefruit, a little subtle tropical fruit- pineapple, maybe some passion fruit. Some pine sap.

Taste follows the nose. Sweet orange/tangerine juice, pineapple, pine. A little grapefruit zest and dankness on the end. On the upper end of hoppy for a pale, definitely west coast, but still balanced and not over the top. Clean and refreshing.

Great light body. Comes on a little creamy, ends dry and pretty clean.

This is about everything I could want from a west coast pale. Not perfect but pretty close. This is a new go to for me.

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Photo of windkook87
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really nice pale the comes through with some hops but still keeps it quaffable. My go to when I want a "light beer"

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jack-ruby
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of goldenbear
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong nose of hop aroma. Citrus pine off the start, just what I like in a California pale ale. Lower ABV and a drinkability with an almost IPA type flavor. Approachable and session able. Exactly how a cascade base pale should be. Subtle hints of Simcoe and Chinook add to the aroma, it must be late edition hop or dry hopped. Clean with nice lace on the glass. Could be a top pale ale offering from San Diego.

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Photo of loubar
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can. Pours a clear straw colored body with a white foam head. Nose of mild lemon and grapefruit. Taste of bready pale malt up front with a hint of caramel sweetness. Moderate pine, citrus and floral hops follow with just enough bitterness to balance. Finishes dry. The result is a very tasty and easy to drink American Pale.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dsanch310
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Pale ale that taste like ipa just low alcohol

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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 NHhomebrewguy
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlendonTT
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pgregoryCA
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Dr_Hopulis
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bradcosine
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cannabispinoy
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bnoise11
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jooler
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinks more like an ipa. Pretty damn good

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Photo of Bali_hi
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Keg of saint archer pale drank.

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