GPA (German Pale Ale)
3 Nations Brewing Co.

GPA (German Pale Ale)GPA (German Pale Ale)
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From:
3 Nations Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Altbier
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.86%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 30, 2020
Added:
Jul 30, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  21
SCORE
86
Very Good
GPA (German Pale Ale)GPA (German Pale Ale)
Notes: A German style pale ale debatably does not exist in the craft beer industry. Until now. 3 Nations’ German Pale Ale (GPA) is our experiment turned calling card. We couldn’t be more proud of the way this beer’s enormous citrus, passion fruit, and lemony like aromas blend with a bitterness that gives it a recognizable finish. Plus, the well-rounded malt profile balances out the American hops. That’s right, we used American hops to brew this cross of a German Alt/Koelsch. It’s not blasphemy. Just a revised version of a traditional style, with a little greatness mixed in.
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Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Nice amber color with a good foamy white head and lacing. Citrus smell and taste. A little buttery and fruity. Pretty good beer.
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ruzzal from Texas

Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by H-TownMcBuck from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Received on draft. Amber and orange clear color. Minimal head and patchy lacing. Smell of bread and citrus. Taste is malty and citrusy with bitter finish. Really a nice beer.
Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Andyman22 from Texas

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a light Amber color with a large white head. The aroma is a ton of citrus. The taste is citrus with a hop finish.
Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by stebbi7833 from Texas

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Dwreck from Texas

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by Kips from Texas

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Nov 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Oct 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kuges from Texas

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by tubeyes from Texas

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by mamaraza from Texas

Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by aufie from Texas

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by octafish from Texas

Feb 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Dec 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by Sethmcd from Arkansas

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by WritersBlock from Texas

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Hazy orange-brown in color, with a massive, coarse off-white head, with superb retention. Coarse, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Citric hops, dominate the aroma with grapefruit, dominating. The grapefruit notes are more like juice than rind, and there is some sweet orange rind as well. There is a faint musky, catty hop aroma as well.

Taste: The taste begins with rather prominent citric hops, which present much more tartness than bitterness. Caramel malt follows on, though, this presents as dark bread and over-caramelized sugar. Throughout the taste, the hops dominate. Finishes with quite lingering, mild herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Very soft and quite full, with some slight stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Seems a bit hoppy for an Altbier, but well-done, nonetheless. I would certainly enjoy this again.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can with a shrink-wrapped label, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by razordm from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very nice ale; not overly hoppy and very crisp/clean feel. First beer from this brewery that I have experienced. Definite citrus/grapefruit overtones and something I will come back to in the future.
Nov 19, 2016
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Reviewed by txmilligan from Texas

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Found this beer, and it's from a local brewery that I was unfamiliar with. Bought it in the can. Poured into a nonic pint, and was rewarded with a great head on top of a beautifully cloudy bronze beer. Great aroma full of citrus and bitters. The taste and feel do not measure up to the aesthetics. Good flavor, but not very bold, very little lingering taste, and very thin feel. This is not a bad beer, it's just not great, either.
Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jeff1973 from California

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by valkyre65 from Texas

Sep 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Musineer from Texas

Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina

Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by bundy462 from Texas

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dface from Texas

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by jhavs from New York

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Mtn from Texas

Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by vitamin_g from Tennessee

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bustersuess from New York

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by needMIbeer from Virginia

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by mdgogiants from Texas

May 27, 2016
GPA (German Pale Ale) from 3 Nations Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 78 ratings