Whalers Brewing Company

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Whalers Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #375
Ranked #12,689
3.97 | pDev: 11.84%
Sep 10, 2022
May 13, 2016
Very Good
Notes: A bright citrus aroma leads to a pleasantly smooth body with a subtle hop spice that lingers in the background.
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Rated: 3.81 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by ragged_tweed from New York

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I had this on a summer night after spending a lot of the day outside on Narragansett bay. It’s what I’d expect a good APA to be. Texture is on the light and watery side, but it’s crisp, which made it very refreshing.
Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Small head which provides minimal spots for lace. Hazy with a dirty gold color.

Mild aroma but well balanced.

The taste is superb with continued balance. The body is typical for an APA. Moderate carbonation. The malt base reminds me of a homebrew. The hop is neutrally bitter. Moderate aftertaste.
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 4/06/2022 - Pours a vibrant, slightly hazy orange-amber color with a modest head. Aroma is pretty mellow but enticing. Crisp, clean with a pleasant hoppiness for an APA. Refreshing on a warm day and definitely easy to put back a few.
Finishes pretty dry with a lingering bitterness.

Seems like a well crafted beer, I wouldn't seek it out but I would definitely buy it again if it was fresh like this one was.
Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a tulip. Dated 09/10/21. Received from @WunderLlama as part of NBS BIF #14. Just within my three month freshness expectation for hoppy beers.

Pours a hazy light amber with a medium sized head. Moderate amount of fine, slow carbonation. Smell is piney and grapefruit/lemon zest. Something about the aroma makes me think of marshmallow fluff.

Taste is interesting. It almost comes across as a session IPA, in being really hoppy relative to the rest of the beer, giving it a watery vibe. But it's not really that watery, just not heavy enough to support the dry hopping. Hops still come across lemony/grapefruity/piney, although there's a distinct flowery resinousness to it. Clear "pale ale" style graininess.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth. Overall, this is good, but a bit confusing to me.
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a couple of free samples at the Rhode Island Seafood Festival in Providence. My first brew reviewed from these guys, but I have had this before. This is fine, would not seek out.
Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy and somewhat pale yellow in color, having a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - orange seems to stand out in particular along with notes of lime.
T: The taste follows the smell, with the hops also contributing a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA is very sessionable yet is aromatic and flavorful with a nice crisp mouthfeel.

Serving type: can
Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Sep 13, 2021
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
refreshing pale, nothing extraordinary but light, juicy pale.
Aug 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Keaston78 from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had this while visiting New England. It's everywhere in Rhode Island and makes a good case to be considered the official state beer. This is an incredibly well balanced APA that reminds me of Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, or classic Sierra Nevada Pale ale, but with a more malt-forward approach. The dry-hop additions provide good aromatics, with orange and pine hop characteristics perfectly balancing the biscuity malt character. Delicious!
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
DATE: July 28, 2021... OCCASION: bar #5 on our twentieth celebration tour in Newport... this is strong, vibrant and hoppy, well beyond its 5.5 ABV... sharp citrus and balanced cracker malts make for an enjoyable finish...
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass. Three fingered white head on a golden hue body, nice looking beer. Slight whiff of hops on the nose. The first sip offers a bit of hops bite with a clean finish. Very good example of the style.
Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by socon67 from New York

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by mdfb79 from New York

Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 2.88 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2021
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed at S&P Oyster, Mystic, CT. 5/22/21
May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Hoodster from Oregon

May 16, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Mustela_Man from California

May 13, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by xungmound98 from New York

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 4.88 by JFitz1 from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 5 by tyzzleman from Connecticut

Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Dec 11, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Sellen from Connecticut

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 2.87 by Jeff0024 from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 3.51 by castno01 from Rhode Island

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can into a Parish Teku. Canned 7/7/20. From Evan.

Pours a light hazy golden straw with a tall, really tall cap of 3 fingers. Very creamy but loosely knit at the bottom. Wonderful thick lacing on the sides.

Aroma is grassy with elements of honey and sweet malt, faint berry or fruity pebbles, and a little farmhouse.

Flavor brings grass, berries, a little pine, a little earth, grainy malt, and a finish of fresh cut dew grass and fruity pebbles.

Feel is crisp, moderately clinging, moderately resinous, and semi-clean. Has a good carbonation to it - prickly yet not overwhelming. Very mild alcohol heat.

Overall, an enjoyable pale ale and just above the threshold of crushable, which is alright with me because I feel like sipping for awhile. I'd like to think I'd have this again.
Jul 28, 2020
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Rated by Dillonpc from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great american pale. Wonderful flavor
Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by Handz from Rhode Island

Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by Condish

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 2 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2020
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Rated by Frankie6492 from Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had this at Tito’s on tap in RI
Jan 29, 2020
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