Pale
Reason Beer

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #738
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #17,142
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.02%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
21
From:
Reason Beer
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 21
Photo of ThePold
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh pint bottle in NoVa Whole Foods; pours a fairly dark amber, not very pale, actually, but tastes kind of like Lunch or Another One, sweet but with some good hops - excellent work by this small Virginia brewer

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange body with an aroma that is floral and citrusy. Beer has an earthy dryness with a clean malt sweetness and fill as well as touches of citric and grapefruit hops that provide good balance. Fuller beer and is easy to drink and is worthy trying.

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Photo of argock
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honeysuckle and pine with citrus and dank in the finish. A little more breadiness in the malt and less a little less tannin/polyphenol would be great

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very solid lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, malt, citrus, and some pine as well.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of citrus (grapefruit, especially), a fair shot of malt, nice pine notes (more than you expect from an APA), a good hops presence, and some stone fruit. A quite well done, well-balanced flavor with the pine and citrus playing well together. Tastes a lot like like a New England IPA, but this isn't a bad thing.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: An exceedingly well made and easy to drink APA. Drinkable.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
A hazy to cloudy orange-tinged golden, with haze gaining as the bottom of the bottle empties into the glass. There is a sustaining head. Lacing is initially micro bubbled sheets that fall slowly, spots and streams stick around.

I am getting something like wheat in the nose, and it might be accented by the yeast dregs that seemed to get into the pour. I get a little mix of citrus rind and light tropical notes, maybe even a little pineapple, but there is a a certain clay-like earthiness as well.

The malt is a decent component of the taste as well. This is complimented by a citrus bitterness that is fairly familiar. Pithy grapefruit starts to become noticeable around mid-taste. As the beer warms a tad, there is a pine wood aspect comes out nearer the end of the taste. Further warmth brings some bubblegum and lightens the bitterness.

A balanced, fairly clean, fairly light APA with balance up front, but a growing bitterness in back. Personally, I'll take a little more care on my next pour and see if there is a little more clean with a little more from the hop flavors without any possible interference from the bottom of the bottle.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, you can tell this guy came from Maine. Very complex, bitter and resinous while still avoiding being too heavy. I wasn't huge on the Blonde, but really enjoyed this

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Photo of Riff
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, yellow orange color with about an inch of white head, fades into some nice lacing on top. Smell is good, a little malt, citrus, and stone fruit not strong scents but solid. Taste is smooth, well balanced. Good malt backbone, citrus, a little hop bitterness throughout, hint of stone fruit. Creamy feel, full body. Reminds me a little of a NE IPA. Solid beer, I'd certainly buy it again.

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Pale from Reason Beer
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings