Reward American Pale Ale
Boojum Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #320
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,272
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.11%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
From:
Boojum Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Crisp, hop forward and dangerously drinkable. This dry-hopped American style Pale Ale opens with an orange, citrusy aroma and finishes nice and clean.
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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Ingles, Franklin NC Oct 2018, maybe 7-8 weeks old (?); Nice pale ale, kind of a poor man’s MIAMega Mix, definitely in the new American pale styling of hop forward ale bordering on IPA

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Photo of SmokySignals
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Attractive, colorful 12 oz. can, a lighter honey, clear golden body (til the end you can fog it), and a nice airy white head
Smells fresh, floral, fruity, juicy fruit, peachy apricot , green and really unique in a good way.
Taste follows nose somewhat, lightly malt sweet tart, hops accents and cut; it's super drinkable nimble feeling ale with a nice body and clean dry balanced finish. Excellent! Wonderful malt aromas as it warms, and down the glass....
I have to have this fine ale pretty often- but REWARD is killer APA: super aroma, taste, feel ...it's ALL there and it is a reward!! Find, acquire, enjoy, repeat! Worthy of repeated enjoyment!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oured aggressively this clear orange beer has a two finger dense, sticky head that leaves nice bands of lacing. It smells floral and sweet with some grain and orange citrus notes. Tastes sweet and grainy with flowers and citrus. There is a nice bitterness at the end that is is pithy grapefruit and floral. This is a really nice APA.

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Photo of kdoodah
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with white head poured into pint glass. Beer smells wonderful to me, I wish all pale ales and IPA's smelled this great. Tastes grapefruit/pine like to me and finishes quick and clean. Very drinkable, kinda like some session IPA's are but I would go with something like this over that style. Very close to qualifying as a refrigerator beer. It is a little too clean on the finish but I did enjoy drinking it.

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Photo of Omnium
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can > Tulip Glass

A - Clear gold with a nice two finger fluffy white head with some little lacing.
S - Clean and crisp, light grain, pale malt, fresh grass, orange, grapefruit, light pine, nice floral notes.
T - Bright and vibrant floral notes with some light citrus, mild hop bitterness, orange juice, some grapefruit, crackery pale malt, very clean and refreshing!
M - Crisp, on the lighter side in feel, but this is what you want for an APA.
O - Fantastic APA, easily drinkable, low ABV, big on flavor, clean and light, delicious.

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Photo of mst934
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 3/9/16 (8 days old) and poured from the can into a 13oz Belgian glass. Initial head gives away to a thin head that is kept alive by the amount of carbonation. Color is of golden straw, a little bit of haze, really pretty. Citrus, and grass on the nose. Lacing all the way through. Feel is a little thin, was hoping for a bit more body, but I like the fact the hops are allowed to take center stage. An easy drinking pale ale! Oh yeah, and unlike my other comments regarding the Graveyard Fields and King of the Mountain, carbonation is spot on with this one. Kudos on that.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium to dark honey orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and resin/pine hops over the top of cereal grain malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cereal grain and caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and resin/pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A very enjoyable and easy to drink APA with a nice hop profile - resin and citrus. Definitely worth grabbing.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pour Taphouse in Asheville.

Pours with a orange-amber body topped with a sudsy semi-durable, off-white head that leaves good lacing

Aroma: appealing and fruity with some faint malts showing through the hops.

Flavor: dominated by fruity hops but nicely balanced; appealing tropical fruit notes. Moderately bitter by the finish.

Feel: the body is near medium and has good, medium+ carbonation.

O: very drinkable and relatively fruity version of the style.

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Photo of Caesar1pup
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

An extremely good Pale Ale. What I tried was a limited batch of 10 gallons and they are going to brew a full batch next time. I'll be back for more.

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Reward American Pale Ale from Boojum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 42 ratings