Ground Pounder
Service Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,377
Ranked #40,481
3.62 | pDev: 12.43%
Service Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
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Notes: The foot soldiers of the Infantry belong to the oldest and proudest branch of the army, their boots “always ready, then, now and forever.” Our Ground Pounder Pale Ale honors those that have worn out their soles preserving the freedoms we cherish.

This medium-bodied pale ale carries a solid balance of caramel malt, spice and citrus notes with bold, piney hop characteristics that deliver an herbal infusion of lime and crushed black pepper.
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Gmann from New York

3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasted straw color with a small dense off white head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is of a bready malt, some honey and a light piney malt.

The taste is of a bready malt. Some light honey and caramel. The hops are minimal, perhaps a touch grassy. Light fruitiness from the yeast.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate, slightly bitter in the finish.

A malt driven APA. Decent when drank cold.

Jul 23, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the house my Bestie rented on Hilton head island. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of bitter hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

Aug 12, 2017
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psycHOPathy from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like beer
Malty, roasty smell. Pomegranate, grapefruit, oak, florals
Grass and grains and some bitter citrus up front, roasted coffee behind that
May be a little flat
Not super impressed. A weird hybrid of what I expect from a porter and what I expect from an IPA

May 15, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can.
Good white head over a clear but slightly hazy amber body.
Average hop level for style but perhaps a touch more malts, or maybe just a slightly more detectable mix than average.
Body is medium but still seems slightly watery.

Jan 31, 2016
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metter98 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose along with underlying notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with notes of citrusy and piney hops as well as hints of peppery spices towards the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a nice balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

Dec 23, 2015
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Citrusy, Caramel, Even, Crushable

Malt and hops start to battle it out in this crushable Pale Ale but eventually call a truce. Sip after sip this beer is balanced throughout. Citrusy hops and caramel maltiness meld well together, and the bready grain character and hop bitterness stay level. Keeping it simple and straightforward often works better than pushing the limits. Did we mention how crushable this brew is? Glad to see more good beer coming out of Georgia.

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 4.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

Aug 25, 2015
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ScotB260 from Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was completely surprised by this beer. Reminded me a lot of Belgian Pale Ales I've had in Europe. I usually don't like low ABV beers, but this is one of my top beers of all time!

Great amber color. Initial head overflowed the glass. I had to leave a little to refill with.

Smell and taste were amazing. Lots of yeasty breads and malts.

Mouthfeel was very full, making this a borderline summertime drinker...but excellent nonetheless.

Grab a six pack of this beauty if you see it on the shelf.

Jun 14, 2015
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, amber orange color, 1 inch khaki head,

S: Really light maltiness, slight hop

T: Earthy hops, slight malty sweetness, bitter hoppy aftertaste

M: Medium to light, smoothly carbonated

O: Really light, session like. Tastes great. With a 4.6 ABV, I could really get used to drinking this at tailgates and on the golf course.

Jun 12, 2015
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ordybill from Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pilsner glass.
Aroma- Hop, citrus and maybe some pine. Very nice
Appearance- A fairly cloudy golden amber color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Very nice hop flavor, definitely not a hop bomb. It has a nice flavor characteristic that gives it a nice mellow flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a nice dry finish.
Overall- A very good American Pale Ale. I would drink this again. Would be a great session beer.

Jun 07, 2015
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Zach136 from Georgia

3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium clarity light amber with a thin head.

Aroma: Light hop character of pine and citrus, diacetyl is also present.

Flavor: Medium intensity hop character pine mostly. Buttery diacetyl still there.

Mouthfeel: Lingering hop astringency. Medium bodied.

Feb 15, 2015
Ground Pounder from Service Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 77 ratings