Automatic | Creature Comforts

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Automatic is a modern pale ale with an ABV of 5.2-­‐percent that features a prominent hop flavor and aroma. The beer appears hazy and straw colored with densely packed and persistent white foam. A mix of Mosaic and Crystal hops are used to create a delicate balance and give the beer an aroma that features a complex array of berry, citrus, herbal and pine notes.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,716
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
126
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of jbm1967
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, straw colored with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: heavy on fruity hops, mango, pineapple, papaya, citrus, grapefruit

T: big bitter hops up front, grapefruit, tangerine, stays bitter with a biscuit malt balance, finish is pine with some lemon

M: medium with higher carbonation

O: bitter cousin of tropicalia that is still fruity but less sweet

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Photo of jmc65267
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BTexpress
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives clear and goldenstraw colored with an impressive white head; webby lacing

Smell: Lemon and grassy tones; bright and floral

Taste: Crisp opening with bright lemon flavors and a grassy aspect developing in the middle; slightly fruity through the middle with a finish as crisp as the opening

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Consumed in a restaurant and brought to the table in a pilsner glass, so I kept wondering whether I had been served the wrong beer by mistake - still not sure though the bill listed the beer as "Automatic"

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours hazy straw color with fluffy white head and good amount of sticky lacing.

Aroma - Lots of sweet pineapple, pine, herbs. As it warms the herb aroma takes over.

Taste - Heavily herb leaning flavor with a touch of pine and lemon. Little bit of citrus peel coming through as well.

Feel - Light bodied clean refreshing light very easy drinking.

Overall - Very herbal leaning pale ale on both the nose and heavily on the taste.

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 10.19.18, poured 11.10.18

Can poured into tumbler

Translucent yellow, one finger frothy white foam cap, good lacings, recedes to a ring after 3 minutes, looks great

Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, lemon

Taste is grapefruit over a grassy base

Medium suds , no hop bite

Good beer

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big ruby grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, light toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big ruby grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, light toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, woody, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of ruby grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an awesome American pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Awesome Mosaic/Crystal showcase. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone for the ABV, with no residual sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

And there I was thinking Tropicalia was amazeballs. I think Automatic may be my new favorite beer from Creature Comforts. This beer was extremely juicy and in a very good way. Refreshing and just enough bitterness from the hops.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

an extremely modern and incredibly tasty and drinkable pale ale, very much a snapshot of the present, with a little haze to it, a mostly dry hopped profile, and not sign at all of any crystal malt, but still with a fluffy dry grainy structure, some wheat in the mash i would think. this is delicate and well refined for being a little hazy, not thick for the sake of it, and it doesnt drink heavy at all, its very light, pushed along by upbeat carbonation. a bright yellow color in the glass from the tap, a lathery white head with good retention, and an aroma of sliced pineapple, green tea, and cut flowers, springy more than anything else, but layered and interesting enough to be all season beer. there is really bright almost sweet citrus up front from the hops here, than a frosted sort of piney thing, almost a cryo hop freshness to it, elderflower and spruce and juicy orange, really sexy, and frankly quite unique. im not sure what hops are in here, but this is not the classic mix, something else going on here, and i really appreciate it in a world where everyones dry hop profile is more and more the same. round body but exceptionally dry, lemongrass and pineapple to finish, completely and utterly satisfying even with very low bitterness. awesome pale ale overall here, i wish this were regularly available here in colorado. this could easily be a fridge beer for me...

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - massive white head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - lemon, grass, oranges, herb.

T - follows the nose. Lemon/lime candy with a grassy chaser. Orange, honey, a little earthy. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a very easy drinker.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you JBowenGeorgia
12 oz can, dated 8/11/18, poured into a teku

A- A slightly golden straw with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, berries, a little earthy, some pale malts.

T- Citrus, some berries, a little earthy, somewhat floral, toasted malts.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A very nice APA, easy to drink.

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Photo of MollyBoylan
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_BEARD87
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass golden color grapefruit citrus on the nose flavor is heavy citrus a lot of grapefruit a hint of citrus zest some toasted malt gives a little sweetness balanced finish nothing really lingers overall solid pale ale

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Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JasonLWest
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atlandy
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Automatic from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 126 ratings