OPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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OPA-Oklahoma Pale AleOPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale
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OPA-Oklahoma Pale AleOPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StaveHooks on 07-13-2012

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 19
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Method- Straight from bottle, Cellar temperature.

Appearance- Hazy, peachy, light amber. Cream colored head. Overall, looks nice.

Smell- Bitter, rich, piney smell.

Taste- Overwhelming pine tree flavor. A lasting, unpleasant bitterness. Becomes more bearable after a 2nd bottle. (and I typically like bitter beers) Imagine hops + pine needles. Not pleasant.

Mouthfeel- Pleasant, lightly carbonated. However, the ale almost coats the inside of your mouth with a slick feeling that won't go away.

Overall- Fails in one of the most important categories, taste. But hey, if you love the taste of earth and pine needles, this might be your holy grail.
The other categories are above average, but it's hard to appreciate the nice things about this beer when it tastes like your chewing up pine needles.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. Appearance is hazy and orange with thin head and some retention. The nose smells of dated herbal hops and pine with modest malt presence. Unfortunately, this bottle doesn't appear to have a bottle date, so its hard to say how dated or fresh it is. The taste has a bit of sharpness from the bitter herbal hops with not a whole let else going on. The finish is somewhat boozy for the style. Mouthfeel is thin with moderate carbonation. Overall, this brew is below average for the style. Again, not sure if a fresher bottle would yield a more positive review, but as it stands, this is an uninspired APA.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Shit, I stop paying attention for a couple months and all of a suddenly (as my brother would colorfully put it) Choc distributes to my area. Fair play, I s'pose. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, flowers, light sweetgrass, and a few drops of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, but the proceedings are dominated by a new-coming pall of spicy pine resin, something that really doesn't jive with anything else, much less my tongue. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda slick feel. Overall, this stuff just didn't do it for me, mostly due to that weird spicy green character. Pass.

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2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad beer, but way too bitter for my buds. I've never been a fan of cloudy beers that aren't browns, the look just is t appealing. It does have a crispness and fairly clean finish, which is nice since the bitter and sour hits pretty hard up front. Seems like a good beer to pair with funky cheese or greasy BBQ, alas, I had neither at the time.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The OPA is decent...I'm not sure I got a fresh bottle or not. It was off the Binny's singles shelf. The beer seemed as thou it was going to be an over primed bottle....but I was able to pour it without much flare up. The beer poured a slightly hazy gold with decent white head that is leaving a lace. The smell is more malty than hoppy. The taste is a okay....I believe this is call a pale ale because of color....not so much as for hops used. The mouthfeel was medium in body with big carbonation. Overall its a good beer. I'd like to try it again just to see if the bottle I had was extra primed.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - nice clear copper color with a finger of thick off white head that retains very well and laces somewhat

S - fruity and floral hops, fresh and clean... Very pleasant... Slight bready Munich malt notes as well

T - very bitter... and not in a good way that a pale/ipa should... Almost completely overpowering. Would like a cleaner hop presence here as it wipes out most of the other flavors. If you can get through it, there are strong fruity hop flavors (grapefruit particularly) and some bready malt.

M - over carbonated... While this helps with head retention, burns the tongue... Lingering astringency also not appealing

O - there is potential here for an awesome pale ale... Tone down on the early addition hops and back off the carbonation

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3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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OPA-Oklahoma Pale Ale from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 93 ratings