Basement Batch | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Basement BatchBasement Batch

Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Added by Vancer on 05-28-2007

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick creamy eggshell-colored head into a goblet that left a thin ring and lace throughout. the body was a hazy, bright orange-amber color.
s - malty and syrupy sweet like caramel with a hint of oranges.
m - bready with a bit of orange peel.
o - creamy yet crisp.
o - decent APA but i've had much better examples before. i needed some more hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinks a bit bigger than an American Pale Ale - pushing toward the upper end of the scale where the brisk hopping and slightly syrupy mouthfeel begin to take on attributes of a double IPA. Citrus hops with a pronounced grapefruit peel bitterness that clings to the back of the tongue. Moderate level of sweetness, not quite balanced on the bittering.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a DFH snifter, picked up in a recent trade, it is a little sweet but an OK pale ale.

Beer is amber and hazy with a off white head of small bubbles, lacing on the glass, decent retention.

Aroma is mildly hoppy, mildly sweet.

Beer is a little like grapefruit candy sweet up front, at frist at least. It opens up a little the more I drink and finishes decently bitter but not overly dry. It is an averagish pale ale I don't think I'll go out of my way to get more of it.

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3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Mom and Dad for picking up this unobtainable brew from OK on your trip to AR.

Slightly cloudy copper and ochre color. Nice head and strong film of foam after the pour Middle of the road bubbling.

A little dirt, plant matter, and soft citrus make up the hop aroma. Light toasted biscuits make up the malt. Simple and OK... get it...

Spongey palate from the start and finishes bubbly and gypsumy. Toasted white bread crust and earthy citric hop bitterness. This beer makes me think of a homebrewers first APA, and I've had few of those.

Not a bad session APA and I like the idea behind this brew.

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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Favorite of the CHOC year round lineup

First time reviewing,
66669th time drinking.
Single bottle from Freeman's

12oz stub -> Mustang Pint

A ~ Holy shit, this bottle (I even let it rest upright for a few)
fizzed like crazy after I opened it on my wallmount outside,
having to sip out some of the foam and making it very difficult to pour.
Besides that. . .Hazy Orange. Spotty lacing. Huge fucking monster of a pillowy white head with a mix superfine and very large bubbles. Settles into a perfect plateau once the head chills out...
"Does this look infected?" comes to mind.
Let's see.

S ~ Orange peels and grapefruit. Little mint & breadyness.
So far so good.

T ~ Old lemons, Grape juice, hard sap, & alot of yeast. Grapefruit is muted & takes a backseat. Slap in the face of buttered sourdough bread toward the end.
I can tell this one is almost past it's prime yet not spoiled,
so I'm cutting it a LITTLE slack, but not much because the grapefruit and biscuit flavors I love in this brew have faded.

M ~ So dang spritzy with a heavy burn from what I hope is from the beer "conditioning" for too long (for the worst)
Too much yeast.

D ~ Carbonation was way off, and I hope it was just a fluke batch or an old bottle because I love this beer.

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Basement Batch from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
3.58 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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