Pale Ale
Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Pale AlePale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #707
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,623
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.72%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
69
From:
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  20
SCORE
87
Very Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: Pale Ale brewed with Belgian specialty malts and American whole cone hops.

45 IBU
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 69 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by nvrstck:
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nvrstck from North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16oz draft at brewery in Willi Becher glass.
A: grapefruit from Simcoe and Amarillo. Piney. Terrific aroma.
A: Brilliant clear, amber/copper color.
T: Starts with malt, caramel and a hint of toasted biscuit. Nice flavor from hops: Chinook? Simcoe & Amarillo. Low afterbitter.
M: moderate carbonation, mod body;
O: Incredible American Pale. I can drink this all day.

Jul 07, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear copper color and a modest head; a few streaks linger

Smell: Rather malty, with bread and caramel tones; pithy hops underneath

Taste: Bread and caramel, up front, with spicy and pithy hop flavors emerging; a touch grassy, in the finish, with the hops overtaking the malts ; a touch of sweetness on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A hybrid pale ale, using Belgian and English malt and American hops, and it creates a subtle distinction in the malt profile

Nov 15, 2014
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a light hazy amber gold, eggshell head is about a quarter inch thick on pour and retains as a film.

Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit and orange zest. Bready malt base.

Fresh citrus hop flavor up front followed by honey biscuit malts with a piney hop finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a fantastic pale ale, excellent appearance, aroma, and flavor. This could definitely compete with some other nationally renowned pale ales.

Feb 15, 2015
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Beerisnear from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from my local Total Wine.

Light Amber/Copper pour with offwhite head. Decent lacing.

Aroma is fresh grapefruit with strong malt undertones.

Hop forward taste with strong malt backbone. Piney but clean finish. Very refreshing.

Good body, slightly resinous. A very nice pale ale.

Nov 21, 2015
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SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little darker than most. Nice malt backbone with some strong caramel and "malt" flavor. Bitterness matches well and this beer is week balanced. I found this one to be way over-carbonated, which detracted from my enjoyment. The bubbles exacerbated the bitterness, but not in a good way. Pretty decent flavor on this one, but needs a bit of help. Some slight dirty diaper flavor a.

Mar 15, 2016
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 03, 2015
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kell50 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 21, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 14, 2016
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wupika23 from North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

Oct 06, 2014
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gdyork from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jan 06, 2019
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: copper color with an off white head
S: citrus and light malt
T; malty combined with a grapefruit rind bitterness
F: really coats the front part of my mouth
O: nice beer, not too memorable

Jun 26, 2016
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 13, 2018
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BeerBuzzGuy from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 13, 2015
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Terp96 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2015
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buckyp from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 26, 2017
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evan35 from North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 21, 2015
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 15, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, copper coloring, with a foamy white head. Nose of lemon, grapefruit, cut grass, and pine. Flavors are crisp and peppery forward, with a caramel backbone. Simple, but extremely well balanced. Smooth, light, and dry in mouth, with a hops resin and bitter overtone in the aftertaste. Smooth, dry finish. Solid Pale.

Jun 19, 2015
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 01, 2015
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UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 26, 2015
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kbuzz from North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jul 15, 2016
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andrew8626 from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2018
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rabiddawg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 27, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 05, 2017
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freshtojeff from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 15, 2015
Pale Ale from Sugar Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 69 ratings