Townie Ale
The Post Brewing Co.

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The Post Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #812
Ranked #20,565
3.78 | pDev: 8.73%
Jul 13, 2021
Jun 21, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Uptown, downtown, eastside, westside; we’re all townies and we all need a beer when we meet. Townie Ale is that beer.
Brewed to 6.2% ABV with American Malt and loads of American hops, Townie balances the rough and the smooth with an attitude that is never out of place. This beer delivers an amazing, complex hop aroma and flavor with a smooth malt backbone that will leave you wanting more.
Enjoy a Townie tonight!
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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a very clear straw yellow with a small white head and a few fingers of lacing.

S:. Notes of fresh citrus, lemon and grapefruit, with a touch of crackery malt.

T:. Earthy and weedy, with notes of orange and fresh citrus.

F:. Medium body, smooth carb.

O:. A decent pale ale.

Jul 13, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HipCzech from Texas

On tap at The Post (Boulder, CO) in a branded pint glass.

Sep 02, 2020
3.75 by Marvicsin from California on Apr 05, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

one of their most popular beers here, somehow i have not had it until now. its a session ipa type, with immaculate clarity, a ton of rising carbonation, and a lasting white head an inch high, looks almost like a pilsener. the aroma here is only lightly hoppy to me, soft limey citrus balanced by crackery dry minimal pale malt, its simple and clean, almost mouthwatering in a style that rarely has that effect on me. the flavor isnt glamorous or anything, but its fresh and very crisp for an ipa type, the hops are there from start to finish, again lime, but with subtle floral and even juniper notes, well selected, timed, and dosed for sure. there is enough malt to balance, but its perfectly dry in the finish and completely effervescent in the feel, its a beer that can go down in just a couple of sips, and thats how i like it, better cold than warm too. an easy drinker but also a nice compliment to the fried chicken in here, it seems built for that kind of food. the beer here is always excellent, but they never seem to get any love from the local beer geeks. i am a huge fan.

Mar 21, 2019
3.67 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Mar 11, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

High B- / WORTHY

Jan 01, 2019
3.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BWED from Colorado

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Light gold, with some good clarity. Head is off--white and stays around well, and rocky. Good lumpy lacing.

S- Sweet malt character, bready. Some citrus pith, candied orange peel and a bit of pine.

T- Light flavors: sweet malt character and some dry citrus. Pithy.

M- Body is light, drinks fairly sweet and finishes crisp. Slight pithy linger.

O- Nice. Mild, but tasty. Easy drinker.

Apr 23, 2018
3.71 by tylerstravis from Colorado on Apr 15, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MileHighBeerMike from Colorado

Good all around, any time of the year kind of beer...far, far better on-tap if your ever in Lafayette, Co but still tasty poured out of a can.

Apr 13, 2018
3.64 by HobbNobber from Indiana on Apr 11, 2018
3.45 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Nov 18, 2017
3.78 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 28, 2017
3.4 by cmurphy7 from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by clknowlton001 from Colorado

Pours a beautiful, clean, pale amber with a two inch creamy head. Minimal lacing, retaining a thin head to the bottom. Light hop on the nose, more malt — pleasant but not over-the-top. The sip is sweeter than expected, and gives way to a slightly dry, hop intensive swallow that leaves you wanting another gulp. Feel is slightly heavy for an ale, but warms nicely, without a heavy alcohol presence. For my money, the best beer I've had after living in Colorado for over a year ($8.00/6 pack).

Aug 05, 2017
3.98 by spoony from Colorado on Jun 20, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Todd from California

Hoppy, Malty, Clean, Balanced

Crystal clear golden in color with a massive foam head. Layers of floral notes and hoppiness in the nose carry through to the palate with a smooth body, a bite of bitterness, and herbal undertones. A malty sweet backbone pushes back a bit with some toasty bread crustiness, and the clean, dry finish with some mild astringency induces moreishness with each sip. Bitey and balanced, Townie Ale could easily become a go-to beer in my fridge.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #119 (December 2016).

Dec 14, 2016
3.75 by erk0607 from Colorado on Dec 04, 2016
3.75 by Gerred from Missouri on Nov 03, 2016
3.71 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 11, 2016
3.98 by Brob245 from Missouri on Aug 20, 2016
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Aug 13, 2016
3.93 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Aug 11, 2016
3.5 by crobinso from Colorado on Aug 03, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured out a clear, fizzy, golden hue with a small, fizzy, white head. Smelled very citrusy. Fairly sweet. Also, some strong floral notes. It tasted sweet with a mild grassy hop quality. It had a citrus kick, too. It was crisp and sharp.

Jul 30, 2016
3.9 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2016
3.39 by Beerbirdnerd from Colorado on Jul 14, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Clear, dark gold hued body; thick, fluffy, white head. Bright citrus and mellow fruity hop aroma. Light sweetness with a fruity overtone to the flavor; light cereal grains; light breadcrust; bold hop bitterness at the back-end. Medium body; smooth and crisp.

Post Brewing delivers an excellent pale ale chock full of delicate yet bold flavor profile. The aroma comes on full-tilt while the flavor and mouthfeel are more subdued, initially, yet deliver the goods with great balance and subtle complexities.

Jul 14, 2016
3.96 by Vonerichs from Colorado on Jun 03, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CO-Bloom from Colorado

My second Post brew. I was impressed with their Howdy Pils and this APA is no exception. For educational purposes I would love to know the hops they use in this beer but whatever they are I like the profile happening here.

Look is crystal clear gold with a fluffy head that has still has an inch on it halfway through the beer!

Smells like sweet orange, grapefruit and some slight bready, crackery malt.

taste starts with some great sweet citrus and pine, followed by other overripe fruit and I get some slight floral stuff toward the end. This is all on a light bready malt base. This is a touch sweet for me to a point where it competes with the hops rather than just adding juiciness. While it is a very juicy pale ale it moves into, like I said a "touch" too sweet territory. Still a great beer.

sweet juicy bitterness coats the mouth and sits there for a bit in a juicy finish (not very dry). Great carbonation.

If the hops had more room to shine just a bit more this would be a go to CO pale for me. As it stands I am happy to have had it and will definitely pick it up down the road. I look forward to trying more offerings from these guys (I see on their website that they have an Azacca/Equinox IPA!)

Jan 25, 2016
4.25 by crob3888 from California on Dec 31, 2015
3.75 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Oct 22, 2014
2.75 by braican from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2014
3 by AnalogErik from Minnesota on Jul 29, 2014
4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jun 21, 2014
Townie Ale from The Post Brewing Co.
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