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A-Town Pale | Faction Brewing

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4.01/5
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22 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops.

Added by elNopalero on 03-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,875
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
6.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Only available in Alameda!

This pours a pale gold in color, with exceptional clarity.

There’s not a big hoppy aroma but when you taste it there’s just enough of a lemony citrus hop crispness to give it some spark. It’s freshly refreshing, and a friendly welcoming of a beer that goes down far too easily.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tomb_ride
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Faction Brewing

A: Pours clear golden amber with a creamy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Citrus, sweet grapefruit and a little lemon, a hint of pine, and light caramel malt sweetness.

T: Sweet juicy citrus, grapefuit and lemon, a hint of pine, maybe some faint kinda fruity notes, and a little caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth.

O: Doesn't come across as overly complex, but it's still a really tasty brew, perfect for kicking back and watching the sun set over the bay.

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Photo of mdlb44
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wlynch
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JackDempsy
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best Pale Ale that I have ever had. Sorry Sierra Nevada, you cannot hold a candle to this.

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Photo of JHB-510
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heymikew
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a refreshing golden, floral brew, made with Simcoe and Centennial hops. As is typical of many Faction beers, it's hoppy but not overly bitter. They make it available only to purveyors on Alameda island! At 5.2% it's a great afternoon session beer. A regular featured brew on tap at PS Eatery.

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Photo of hoponit
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smitty5245
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of bcossar
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderately high citrusy (lots of grapefruit and lemon) and lightly danky with piney/resiny hops, coupled with a light malt presence that’s faintly sweet.

A: Golden color, totally clear with excellent clarity. The beer has a massive frothy white head of uniform microbubbles. Excellent head retention with moderate lacing in the glass.

T: Pretty hoppy upfront, full of citrus and light pine/resiny flavors. There is a light clean malt presence that’s faintly sweet. The beer is crisp with a dry finish. There is a moderately low bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Excellent; the beer has a great citrus and berry like presence that really pops. There is just enough malt to support the beer. Quite delicious and easy to drink.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Town Pale from Faction Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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