Patriot Pale Ale | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Patriot Pale AlePatriot Pale Ale

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American pale ale is aggressively hopped with Challenger and Cascade and has a sweet caramel finish. The flavor that launched RJ Rockers – and brewer Mark Johnsen’s personal fave.

Added by brentk56 on 03-26-2005

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an Allagash glass on 8/4/12

3158 printed on the label

Thanks to PDXHops

Cloudy, dirty gold; looks like dark pineapple juice. The head is quite billowy, rising to three fingers before taking its merry time to deflate. One downside is that hardly any lace is left as the head dissipates.

Hoppy enough aroma with notes of orange, lemon and grass. Herbal overtones sneak in as the beer warms. Maybe a spritz of grapefruit. Tart apple. Crackers and doughy biscuit.

Grassy hop flavors are quickly overrun by pine bitterness and a sort of juicy lemon and orange mid-section. The latter half of the beer finds herbal pepperings and a grapefruit pith bitterness. Cracker and toasty bread drift about.

Medium-light body crisp feel imparted by vigorous, lively carbonation.

Overall impression - I actually like this one for the most part. It has some interesting things going on (starts to make me thinks of prairies after a while).

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1.46/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Don't care for the mouthfeel....charged up....spritzy...lacks malt backing but not real bitter either...just not a lot of flavor...if anything a bit of green apples on the nose and a slight sourish twang on the taste...actually more than a slight twang...definitely pronounced...but still does not strike me as old....just a poorly made beer...the hops do emerge a little but they don't add much but some bitterness..

Not good....not impressed at all. Not sure if this bottle is indicative of the beer but it is what I have...and this bottle rates this low...seriously this would have to be 4 years old for most beers to taste this bad and I know it is not...only code reads 3122....a little internet research seems to suggest this was brewed in January but wtf knows with this backward ass codes....

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bashiba
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a slightly hazy bright orange with a thin white head.

The smell is lightly hopped with grassy noble hop qualities and a touch of crackery malt.

The flavor has a very dull coppery flavor with light grassy hop flavors and a lingering tinny bitterness.

The mouthfeel is light and dry.

A pretty boring and flawed pale.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head that lingers around awhile. Some moderate lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: caramel and orange sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, orange, pear, and a moderate bitterness makes up a basic APA. There is a bit of a bready profile here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry late. Short lived aftertaste.

Overall: an easy drinking beer that wont blow you away, but is very sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Patriot Pale Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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