Pale
Reason Beer

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From:
Reason Beer
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #443
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,780
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 24, 2021
Added:
Jul 24, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can, flute like glass, canned 12/10/19.

Darker orange and hazy. There’s a decent tan head on the pour, but no lacing to speak of.

Orange oil, vanilla bean, lemon tea, floral, fresh hay, and pine. It’s a complex blend of hop aromas.

Soft citrus initially followed by crisp malt. Crisp, old world hops come next and maintain the crispness and contribute some nice grassy and spicy flavors that carry through the finish. New world hops are still playing with lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and dankness.

Crisp is again a good descriptor for this beer. Bracing bitterness, snappy body, and carbonation to stand up to the both.

For me the drinkability here is off the charts. It’s complex, it’s crisp and refreshing. A good pale ale is a joy.
Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by PprBurke from Virginia

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by sisterofba from Maryland

May 27, 2019
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Reviewed by ThePold from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
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
Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by BeerSexLove from Virginia

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Fsparverius from Virginia

Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by JMUbrewz from Virginia

Feb 06, 2018
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -3%
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.
Dec 04, 2017
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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
Oct 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.97 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by hypnotoad1 from Virginia

Sep 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by ledouge from Virginia

Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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.
Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.77/5  rDev -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.
Aug 21, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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
Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jason_cs from Florida

Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by nmann08 from Virginia

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by seanchai from Virginia

Aug 05, 2017
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