Patina Pale Ale | Austin Street Brewery

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Street Brewery
Maine, United States
austinstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jakeaustin on 05-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,320
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
198
pDev:
6.75%
 
 
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12
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Photo of fthegiants
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From Labor Day weekend notes:
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a hazy straw body with some lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Taste mirrors nose nicely. Good feel and overall, a beer I would grab again. Cheers!

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Photo of larryi86
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you thebeers for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

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

S- Citrus, pale malts, floral, a little piney.

T- Citrus, pale malts, floral and a nice touch of pine, very nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A very well balanced and easy to drink APA.

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Photo of Nunya
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - 2.5 finger fizzy offwhite head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - grass, pine, herb, faint citrus.

T - orange, pine, cotton candy, grass. Middle has lots of toasted cereal grain. Moderate-low bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a bit on the mild side, but the flavors are pleasant.

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Photo of thebeers
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pale yellow with a large and airy off-white head. Soap bubble lacing.

Papaya, light citrus, apricot, flowers and sweet pastry dough in the nose.

The taste has a similarly refined citrus and papaya fruitiness up front, but is much less sweet than the nose, with a nice bitterness and slight pepper cutting through on the backend. There's a hint of cream mid-palate as well, but it's definitely in APA territory in terms of having a certain flavored-water character.

Light bodied with just a touch of creaminess to the feel and a slow-building fizziness.

This is right up there among the best of the new-school APAs. Very tasty, and I enjoyed it better over time.

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Photo of pburland23
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can survived a friend's 2 wk vacation unchilled
Solid PA
Pours light gold with white head
Bready Aroma with light flowery hop
Taste is light bready and flowery too
Mouthfeel is ok.
Very enjoyable pale ale light on hops, but light on malt backbone too, so complimented each other well.
Was fresh and tasty.

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Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ndacci10
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LostHighway
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersilio
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/10/18

A: Tangerine gold with some yellow tones - hazy, but not turbid - medium size white head, fades to a few wisps, retains a small collar and leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Bright yet decidedly non-aggressive citrus, with some tangerine and orange juice, flesh - some grapefruit zest - herbal, green hops - some notes of pine - slight notes of peach and tropical fruit, mostly pineapple - light sweetness, pale grains and pale malt at the base

T: More mellow than I would have anticipated from the aroma, which actually makes sense this is an APA, not IPA - tangerine and orange flesh, juice - touch of ruby red grapefruit - minor pine, pine needles - prickly herbal notes - some peach and a touch of pineapple - fairly neutral pale malt and maybe some oats, lightly sweet, clean finish

M: Medium body, smooth, mostly clean finish

O: Pale Ale or Maine Pale Ale?

Industrial Way is a magical place in Maine. I've had a few beers from Austin Street, and I am excited to have more. The aroma of Patina is great, but I guess that is thanks to all the dry-hopping. This is a very good example of a "modern" "New England-style" pale ale.

Update, 4/28/18: Patina is absolutely amazing if consumed within 2-3 weeks of canning. Generally I am skeptical of claims such as the previous sentence, but I am not joking in any way. Huge tropical notes, including mango, melon, and guava, along with a fresh bag of hop pellets... all of which drop off after a month, Scores increased accordingly.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewandbbq
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz undated can.

Pours cloudy yellow with a large, fluffy head of white. Tattered curtains of lacing with a rocky skim coat for the duration. Fresh orange juice in the nose with a hint of pink grapefruit. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Pithy orange with some faint grapefruit on the palate. No malt to speak of and a drying bitterness keeps quaffability high. Finishes with plenty of hoppy tropicals.

Great pale ale and tasting really fresh.

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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toadlife
3.16/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Patina Pale Ale from Austin Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 198 ratings