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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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a prodigious head that leaves gobs of lacing

Smell: Caramel forward aroma with some earthy hops

Taste: Starts out with a caramel flavor that is joined, mid-palate by some bitter earthy hops; astringent finish detracts, however

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: All in all, a pretty decent APA

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Photo of Enola
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a thick foamy head. The color is typical of a pale ale. The smell is hoppy with some sweet notes. The taste is faorly bitter. There is also a good amount of sweetness in the taste. The mouthfeel is sticky and there is a lasting bitterness. The drinkability is fairly good. You could session this beer. One of R.J.'s better offerings.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Enola for sharing his growler with me.
Pours a golden copper color. With a thin head. Lite lacing.
Smell is somewhat floral but very mild.
Taste is mostly malty, slight caramel, with a mild hop finish.
Mouthfeel is light bodied.
Overall it's a light drinkable beer that I might have again but will not go out of my way for.

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Photo of weeare138
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to derrickt007 for this in the GIF7...
Appears a light pale orange with a small white cap that fades out within a minute. Little bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of orange, flowers, honey, and light caramel.
Taste is of the same aromas with a slight step down. Seems like a decent Pale Ale. Not knocking my socks off but not bad either.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin but a light-medium body. The mild hop and sweet caramel and flowers die out quickly.

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Photo of jabocu
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This my second favorite rockers beer after the stout, and I keep this stuff in my fridge at all times. I'm a little biased since it's my local brewery and love the stuff, but oh well here it goes....

pours a medium copper color with a slighly hazy but still bright and inviting. Small white cap that dissipates quickly. Smell is citrus and a little grain. Sweet malt is also in the nose. Taste is very full with citrus and floral sweetness followed with a smooth citrus bittnerness that hangs on the toungue. Medium carbonation, very refreshing, and could drink all day long!

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

[Hails to jabocu for the trade]

Yellow/orange body is made to look like a ginger ale only because of the soda-type bubbles clinging to the side and rushing to the head elsewhere. The head is a soapy 1/4" thick one. Good-looking sticky lace as the glass emptied.

Smells are not out front at all, but the sour grapefruit aroma tells me I'm gonna get some hops in the taste. Some other citrus tweaks too, but everything's pretty laidback in the nose.

The taste is various citrus elements, followed by a mellow hops bitterness. There's a unique, odd aftertaste that's hard to place, but for some reason makes me associate with it charred veggies on the grill. Go figure. I dig the flavor here. It's not a hop-bomb but it's not supposed to be.

Really easy, enjoyable drinking. A bit plain but certainly a step above most American macros. Unfortunately it's let down by the mouthfeel, which is like watery 7-Up or something. Other than that, pretty good stuff.

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Photo of thaichile
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a decent, short lasting head. Timid floral scents. Beer is balanced but in a light way, less hops and malts that I have had experienced in other Pale Ales. As it warmed, however, flavors became more beery and funky tasting. Keep it cold, and it can be an adequate brew. Thanks Derrickt007 for the bottle.

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Photo of oberon
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have seen this brewery at beer fests here in NC but this is the first time I have tried their stuff,poured a light golden with a fluffy white head that settles pretty quickly.Not much that will make u think aroma wise here mainly toasted malt a touch of caramel but where are the hops?Likewise the taste of this beer is muted toasted malt steals the show not much of a hop profile a touch of herb but its underneath the toaste grain and caramel no real balance here.Now its a sociable pub ale I think as it goes down very easiyt no complexities make it boring and one or two would be enough for me.

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Patriot Pale Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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