G.B. Pale Ale
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G.B. Pale AleG.B. Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,836
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #50,736
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 10.81%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
From:
Dutchess Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
84
Good
G.B. Pale AleG.B. Pale Ale
Notes: Formerly Ghost Beer

G.B. is a 'hybrid' pale ale made to suit both our English and West Coast sensibilities. Brewed with a variety of US and UK malts and hops. Ghost Beer also features a hybrid yeast that allows this bright, zesty pale ale to drink a bit like a refreshing Kölsch.
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Reviews by memmling:
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memmling from New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doing all 4s because I don't want to write a thesis just want to keep track of what I'm drinking.

Oct 12, 2019
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coshag from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 29, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a rich semi-thick copper color with a small cap of white foamy head sliding off delicately to leave some rimmed lace at the top. Speckled lace dotted my glass nicely.
The aroma had mainly biscuity/toffee/caramel malts with a whiff of metallic and grassy notes.
The flavor was malty sweet running through all of the prior mentioned aromas. Rich malty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with decent sessionability about it. Good carbonation. Exceptionally smooth on the finish (all malts).
Overall, a malt forward APA which might not turn a lot of heads towards this direction however, I can tell it's brewed cleanly, I'll give it that.

Nov 13, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 07, 2019
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smithj4 from New York

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 07, 2019
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SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine

3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Apr 02, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is rather hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the bottom portion of the edges of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts are present in the nose along with hints of apricots and green grapes.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts and green grapes along with notes of mineral water and hints of earthy yeast. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather unique as it seemed like a hybrid between an English Pale Ale and a German Kölsch.

Serving type: can

Oct 17, 2019
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1009 from Massachusetts

2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very smooth and a bit foamy. I was surprised at the amount of fruit flavor this pale ale had. Not branded as an IPA, but certainly reminded me of one. After a few sips it became bland and didn’t do much for me after the initial taste. Ok but nothing to write home about (yet here I am writing about it).

May 13, 2020
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Apathetiq from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

20oz Draft Pour

No apparent faults, color around the ESB srm with a stable head

Aroma: Pumpernickel bread with bright floral hops. A little red apple pokes out but this is a modern Pub Ale through and through.

Palate: Has way more texture than one would think for the abv. It retains the "English Pub Balance" while also feeling contemporary, fruity yeast with noble hop white pepper and bitterness. Carbonation is great, much less prickly than the Czech pilsner I had previously.

Impressions: This is a conversation beer... GB feels like an American Taras Boulba, diverging in malt weight and carbonation. It is eminently quaffable, aromatic, never flabby. Its certainly better on draft, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a four pack.

Oct 07, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate head which leaves ring lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a deep gold to amber color.

The smell is lightly sweet with a bit of berry and fresh crushed barley malt grain. Mild hop background.

The base is like the smell but the hop bites more strongly with a lot of black pepper on the tongue. Neutral body with an elevated effervescence. The aftertaste lingers a long time with just enough yeast to bring complexity.

Mar 09, 2020
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 10 ratings