Pink N' Pale
Idletyme Brewing Company

Pink N' PalePink N' Pale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,756
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,376
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
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Idletyme Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
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Photo of NiceTaps
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can in a tulip glass.

Orange colored brew with a hint of rosiness when held to the light. A frothy 1F white head settles to a healthy film and leaves sticky rings of lacing.

Grapefruit rind, prominent but not overpowering to mute the pale malt. Some citrus soaked hay.

Slightly juicy and oily for just less than medium body. There's enough malt to hover above "light". Citrus hop bite, clean fresh finish.

Drinks like a made from the ground up brew.

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NiceTaps from New Jersey, Aug 31, 2018
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growlette from Natural Provisions in Williston, VT. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing. The smell started off with sweet pulpy grapefruit, light sweet malt, an underscore of sweet grass, then some light lemon rind bitterness. The taste was pulpy sweet with a nice grapefruit rind-like bitterness following through. Wet grapefruity/pulpy aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Nice sessionability with a nice bitter rind-like harshness hitting my tongue. Overall, nice APA with grapefruit in it, nice and authentic. Reminiscent of Spring House’s Lexicon pale ale. I’d have again.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.24/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a clear bright orange color with a half finger of white head that is gone instantly.

The aroma is incredibly faint. There's some sour citrus and mild bready malt. Slightly metallic.

The taste follows the nose. Some tart citrus followed by some grains and sweet bread.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very oily and astringent.

Overall, a very poor excuse for a pale ale. The "grapefruit" is present but seems artificial and adds far too much acidity. Definitely won't be trying this one again.

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ScaryEd from New Hampshire, Nov 23, 2016
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2.82/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle with no date shown although the brewer tells us to "Drink Fresh." Sampled on August 6, 2016.

Handsome looking orange-amber pour with busy carbonation leading up to a foamy, white head.

The aroma has plenty of toasted bread and caramel but little in the way of the promised grapefruit.

Light to medium body.

The taste, like the aroma, has no grapefruit to be found. IT does, however, have a passable caramel malt character with a mild bitterness to finish that I would expect from a regular pale ale. But if you are going to advertise this as brewed with grapefruit I should be able to get a little anyway.

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puboflyons from New Hampshire, Aug 06, 2016
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2.94/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber of this. No date on the bottle so maybe it was old. Appearance is a dirty dark copper color with a tall pure white head of tight bubbles. Aroma was citrusy. Taste was a let down, reminded me of mediocre homebrew. Mouthfeel is decent for a low ABV beer. Overall, this is not something I'd repeat.

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FFreak from Vermont, Aug 04, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh from a howler from CBC Waterbury.

Appearance is a slightly hazy straw color with a finger and a half of pure white head.

Smell and Flavor are more delicate than expected. Both scream citrus but maintain a balance of slight sweetness to counteract any residual bitterness that may have emerged otherwise.

Feel is crisp but not sharp, enough to be equally refreshing as the flavor while not detracting from it in any way.

Overall really happy with this beer from Idletyme who have emerged as a staple in my personal hoppy rotation.

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TBonez477 from Vermont, Apr 04, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

This was basically their pale ale on grapefruit. Standard APA appearance, cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head. Lots of fruity grapefruit in the aroma and taste, complementing the hoppiness of the beer, but also adding to the malty side with the fruity sweetness. Pretty good; not as crisp as I like, but definitely a big grapefruit character, if you're into that. Medium body and easily drinkable.

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Rifugium from North Dakota, Jan 07, 2016
Pink N' Pale from Idletyme Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 36 ratings