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Faction Flagship Pale Ale | Faction Brewing

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4.09/5
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76 Ratings
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#4,592
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
76
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly one of the smoothest and tastiest pale ales I have ever had. This was a phenomenal balance between malt and hops, even though it was slightly hoppier than most pale ales.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid. good choice to name the brewery after.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Faction Flagship Pale Ale from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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