Faction Flagship Pale Ale | Faction Brewing

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Brewed by:
Faction Brewing
California, United States
factionbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by largadeer on 11-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sometimes you dont want to be blown away or challenged by your beer, you just want to drink it, and this is a perfect example of exactly that. on tap at sessions in san francisco, this crystal clear honey colored american pale ale is true to style, robustly flavored, magically fresh, but also something i have more or less tasted before, and more of a head turner for its quality than for its flavor profile, which is squarely in line with what one should expect in the style, especially made in california. pretty beer though, creamy tall white head with great retention and a nose and flavor of fresh sliced grapefruit and a little spruce. cool blend of hops on this, and a lot more in the dry hopping and late kettle than on the bittering side of things, as the pungently hoppy aroma doesnt translate into the most intense hop flavor or bite on the back end. pale malt base is fresh and very clean, nice job fermenting this all the way down to near bone dry. highly charged carbonation helps it a lot too, easy drinking because of it, even though the body is still in that medium range. great patio beer, very well made, has me interested in their other hoppy beers because this is quality.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bouncepass
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torr99
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregmacd
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid. good choice to name the brewery after.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Where to begin....the body and feel on this defies its abv. The hop trio comes thru clean and sharp. Smell is a fantastic hop forward medley. This is perhaps the best pale I've had...and I had psuedo sue 2 weeks ago

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Imbibe into a pilsner glass. What a great pale! Great nose and fantastic taste, the. Mosaic is really highlighted. A beer I'll absolutely buy every time I see it!

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Photo of Absolut
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at blue palms before motorhead.

Pours a darker brown than expected for the style, with little head.

Very nice citrusy aroma.

Taste is a nice citrusy hop flavor, not too overwhelming. Nice malt backbone.

A very tasty drinkable beer.

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Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden yellow with a creamy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Citrus, maybe even a little tropical fruit, pine, herbal notes, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, tropical fruit, mango, pine, herbal notes, a little spice, and caramel malt sweetness.

M: Towards the lighter end of medium body, moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

O: Very nice hoppy pale ale.

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Photo of mdlb44
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Faction Flagship Pale Ale from Faction Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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