Padre Island Pale Ale | Padre Island Brewing Company

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Padre Island Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 06-27-2003

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 15
Photo of Wolffy
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer in the taproom in a pint glass the beers are poured quite cold at this brewery
Look: nice color, slightly cloudy
Smell: pleasant malty smell, not sweet like many beers
Taste: the first few tastes are very bitter but the tongue quickly adjusts, really nice after taste
Feel: nicely carbonated, kind of bouncy for an ale
Overall: a very nice Pale Ale

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Photo of onedogtwodog
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good little offering form SPI Brewing... SPI Btewing celebrating 20 years this year... Had for 15 in glass Sunday morning football. Nice lacing, faint malt, nice floral and some piney notes IBU was around 51... Good alternative and always fresh when your on SPI

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This seemed like a standard pale ale, not much to rave about.

First, it was served too cold in a chilled American pint glass. I let it warm up for a couple of minutes.

To me there was not much to the aroma even after it warmed a bit.

It had a mellow hops, a little on the dry side. There was a citrus flavor that I could not pin-point. There was a grain/cereal maltiness in the background.

Overall it was good, but not the best pale ale I have had. I would probably give this beer another chance.

*I also tried the stout, and like the stout, this beer had a watery fell and taste.

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Photo of Chaz
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap this one is a very clear Golden-copper in color, topped with an off-white head that fades gradually, leaving the thinnest of filmy heads.

Huge rush of Cascades on the nose. Malt profile seems a little thin, but there's a biscuit-y malt presence and a fair amount of yeast.

Zesty and sprightly on the first sip, the flavor imparts a blend of golden apple and lighter citrus. Very aromatic, but with a very low, lingering hop bitterness relative to either APA or American IPA*.

Lighter-bodied and highly drinkable, Padre Island Pale Ale opened up remarkably as it warmed, having been served ice-cold in a Libbey pint from the outset. This is a tasty and well-executed brew that I look forward to having the pleasure of drinking again!

* Note: The menu states that this beer is "An American version of an I.P.A.", and indeed I found it closer to a British IPA in character than either an American IPA or an APA, but for most contemporary drinkers and Beer Advocates APA works just fine as a style classification.

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3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - No head. No lace. Copper / amber color.

S - Floral hops. Faint citrus. Hint of malt.

T - Light citrus. Light malt. But fairly well balanced. Light lingering bitterness. Subtle but tasty.

M - Medium bodied. High carbonation.

D - Very drinkable. Paired very nicely with fresh seafood.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived on the table crystal clear amber golden with a low yet persistent head.

The aroma was fruity wtih a strong caramel aspect and some diacetyl.

The flavor was light citrus with a low bittering and no malt sweetness. The hop flavors were citrusy and grassy and the beer contained a bit of diacetyl.

The finish was bitter and dry with lasting grassy hop flavors into the aftertaste. The body was medium. This was just an OK pale ale.

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Photo of cokes
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Misty orange hued with a adequate pale beige head.
Grapefruit and piney nose, textbook APA stuff here.
Malt enters first, but treads lightly. Generally bready, with a light toasted caramel backing. Hops waste little time making this beer their own. Heavy on the Cascades, with support from some Chinook. Piney primarily accompanied by bitter orange peal and tropical fruit sensation by way of pineapple and mango. Never very bitter, but makes ammends with its juiciness.
Thinnish in general, but quaffable in large denominations.
Probably the best the brewpub offers.

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Padre Island Pale Ale from Padre Island Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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