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

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#2,556
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
191
pDev:
6.75%
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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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Photo of lochraneg
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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is excellent, as is lacing. Aroma is weak. Mainly citrus with very mild piney resin. The hops seem off, like the beer may be old. No dating on the can. I don't get much citrus; just mainly some stale piney bitterness. It seems a little watered down up front. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Dartsy568
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of grover37
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Patina Pale Ale from Austin Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 191 ratings