Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Minnesota, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #287
Ranked #10,764
4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Jun 12, 2022
Jul 08, 2015
Notes: Formerly: Pahlay'Ahlay

At the time Pahlay was first brewed in 2015, Citra hops, the ingredient that gives Pahlay its signature mango characteristic, was difficult to acquire in large quantities, so the production of this beer was limited. As soon as the availability of Citra changed, we started canning and distributing Pahlay.

45 IBU
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3.47 by Try-em-all from Missouri on Jun 12, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

I first had this beer in June 2018 and here are the scrappy notes.
Very good and a tad bit on the light side but very flavorful. It is fruity, sweet, has bready malts and is full-flavored using flaked oats with Citra and Simcoe hops. An excellent well balanced Pale Ale overall.

Nov 21, 2021
4.5 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2021
3.94 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Sep 04, 2021
3.83 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 29, 2021
3.8 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jul 02, 2021
4.25 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Winton_Ross from New York

Lovely texture buoyed by some fresh, lemony notes.

Feb 22, 2021
3.3 by SicemWT from Texas on Jan 18, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a cloudy, opaque yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Has a wonderfully fresh and juicy citrus aroma. Mainly orange with a hint of grapefruit. Lighter taste. Less juicy but has fresh orange citrus with a more bitter grapefruit on the end. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. There is some dryness on the end.

Oct 13, 2020
4.04 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Sep 26, 2020
4.11 by Napoli101 from Texas on Sep 12, 2020
4.06 by kjkinsey from Texas on Aug 23, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a murky yellow color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is citrus. Tastes of grapefruit and orange. Slight bitterness at the finish. Very smooth. Good mouth feel.

Jul 07, 2020
2 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 19, 2020
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spikester from Oregon

Very pale gold with slight haze. Three fingers of white head. Rings and splotches of lace appear as the level drops.
Smell is pungent fruitiness and bready malt.
Taste is fruity hops with good bready malts.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is slick and mostly balanced.
Overall a mild and tasty hazy Pale Ale. Best by 6/26/2020.

Jun 09, 2020
4.31 by qcghost from North Carolina on May 16, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Reidrover from Oregon

16 oz can from Lifesource in Salem OR ( how did it get all the way over here to Gods Country?)
Pours a hazy orange! Fantastic head on it..frothy/bubbly and thick..white coloured.
Fruity aromas..mainly orange pith and lemon meringue pie! Appetizing aromas for sure.
Taste is beautifully balanced..with the lemon taking top spot..but well balanced by the malts..very nice indeed.
Very nice and approachable mouth feel delicate yet tough..very well done.
Great Pale Ale here.

Mar 23, 2020
3.9 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Feb 23, 2020
4.19 by Burgy from Minnesota on Jan 01, 2020
4.13 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Nov 18, 2019
3.75 by Turbo from Minnesota on Nov 04, 2019
4.12 by omahawk from Nebraska on Oct 30, 2019
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a nonic glass.

Pours a pale yellow-gold with a limited head and lacing. Slight haze. Very representative and pleasing for the style.

Mild aromas of grapefruit, lemon, yeast, and grass. Strong aromas than many of the style exhibit, and not in a bad way.

The flavors follow the nose with mild but distinct grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple fruit flavors on the tip of the tongue. Crackery yeast arrives in mid-stream with zesty wheat, mellow oats, and some faint grassy and chive notes at the finish line. The APA style can be "boring" as a baseline. This one is a notch or two above the norm from both an intensity and nuance standpoint.

The brew is medium-light, well-carbonated and drying, yet smooth, and just short of "crisp."

This is a very flavorful brew, especially for the APA style.

Oct 19, 2019
3.95 by cambabeer from New York on Sep 22, 2019
4.23 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Sep 20, 2019
4.07 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 14, 2019
3.94 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Sep 12, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DMarlinJ from Michigan

The look, smell and feel is all fitting for style. Taste is pleasant just not complex and leaves me wanting. Nothing stands out other than it goes down easy. Overall well done but for me I want more fruit citrus in flavors for a New England IPA.

Sep 12, 2019
4.27 by Ckimmerle from Minnesota on Aug 20, 2019
3.85 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Aug 18, 2019
3.75 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Jul 22, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by snaotheus from Washington

16oz can served in a pint glass. Dated 5/29/19.

Hazy, light white-yellow with a medium head and medium carbonation. Smell is juicy and rich -- pineapple.

Taste is right along the same lines. Bit more of a bitter finish, a bit less juicy, maybe a bit more citrus rind.

Mouthfeel is lightish and fairly dry. Overall, quite good pale ale.

Jul 19, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 16 oz can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow hue with 1 inch bubbly white head with good retention.
S: Lemon, orange, tangerine, lime, sweet grapefruit, and a hint of melon. Lovely tropical citrus aroma!
T: Lemon, lime, tangerine, dry cracker malt, sweet grapefruit, and hints of orange and peach.
M: Light body. Slightly oily feel. Controlled tropical and citrus sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Super refreshing! Wonderfully sessionable summer brew. Lots of flavor with only 4.8% ABV. Picnics, after lawn mowing, at the beach...summer.

Jul 16, 2019
4.19 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jul 02, 2019
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jun 27, 2019
4.16 by cmsfish from Minnesota on Jun 24, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Pahlay pours a hazy bright golden color, with a small, but nicely lacing head. Big tropical fruit aroma, with a creamy hopy aroma. Flavor is the same, nice tropical flavor, some creamy hops, just a hint of bitterness, with a very drinkable body. Good feel as well. Overall, a very good, and easy to drink hazy pale ale.

Jun 11, 2019
4.1 by michiganmatt from California on May 31, 2019
4.23 by JMN44 from Minnesota on May 06, 2019
Pahlay from Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 152 ratings