Poke The Bear
Revelry Brewing Co

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,490
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,759
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.64%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
From:
Revelry Brewing Co
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  13
SCORE
85
Very Good
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

2.11/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Has a hazy golden color, nothing special. Smells like a regular AAL. It tastes like a Miller High Life with a little more malt. The malty slightly sour/stale aftertaste does no favors either. Not a good beer.

Feb 28, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, no date. Poured into wide mouthed ploughshare glass.

Dark amber orange with a fluffy head of 2 fingers. Lots of hilly lace left behind as the head recedes.

Some interesting sharp spicy grass and evergreen on the nose, white bread, onion, feet, slight tangerine peel.

Flavor brings some clean citrus peel flavors (lime, grapefruit), slight onion, some caramel malt, arm pit, lemon, lemon cleaner, slight spicy white pepper. Remaining flavors of hop resin, sulphur, caramel malt, and onion.

Feel is crisp foremost, with slight acidity, with lots of resins hanging on afterwards.

Overall, definitely more in line with an old school IPA, tons of caramel and onion. A far cry from the new world hops and "tropical fruits and citrus" listed on the can!

Nov 10, 2018
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Gmann from New York

3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hazy golden color with an off white head that settles into a sparse cap but with nice webby lacing.

The aroma is bready, touch of honey. The hops are not distinct, slightly fruity.

The taste is of a grassy and pine hop. Some onion. Big bready malt.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate to start but finishes quite bitter. Bit chalky in the finish.

A hop forward APA. A bit dank and heavy for my liking.

Jul 15, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good APA. Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Big frothy head, with excellent retention. Thick rings of frothy lacing. Aroma and taste are mild hops and bready malt with a little lemon. Taste is nicely balanced between bready malt and mild citrus hops. Tasty and understated. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly bitter and rich. A good Pale Ale, not trying to be an IPA hop bomb.

Apr 11, 2018
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Try-em-all from Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Little bit darker beer than I typically like very happy good lacing some citrusy notes but not too overpowering the happiness overtakes just about everything though if you like that good for you

Mar 09, 2018
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Tim5085 from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Low haze, lite color
Aroma: Mild hop - citrus/pine
Flavor: Medium hoppy, mild on the malt
Overall: tasty. will get this again when back in Charleston

Dec 13, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Greenville SC.

Pour is clear amber with a large, foamy off-white head that is durable and leaves sheets of lacing.
Aroma: fruity, herbal and piney hops.

Flavor: moderate-mild bitterness. Mosaic hops? Subtle bready grains in the background.

Overall: a clean and crisp, mainstream APA.

Oct 15, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The medium yellow tap pour has 1 cm of foam and a very flowery, bright hop aroma. The body is light but fully flavored. Lemony hop notes and a clean finish would make this a weekly quaff if I was near the brewer's locale.

Apr 25, 2016
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jshusc from South Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little darker beer than I expect for an APA. This is definitely NOT an IPA being disguised as an APA. Hops are subtle and the body is light, but good to style. Very well done beer.

Aug 02, 2015
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Zach136 from Georgia

3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: medium clarity,

Aroma: light American hop profile - citrus, pine, et. al.

Flavor: dank hops, neutral grain bill.

Mouthfeel: medium light easy drinking

Apr 09, 2015
Poke The Bear from Revelry Brewing Co
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 40 ratings