Pale Ale | Orchard Street Brewery

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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Orchard Street Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by beerguy101:
Photo of beerguy101
3.76/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber color, small white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied pale ale. Medium malts, medium hops. Full flavor, smooth taste. Good balance. Nice round mouthfeel. A very nice beer. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.52/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – There was a slight haze to this bright orange body and a fairly decent head to go along with it.

Smell – The citrus hops and spicing character come out nicely here. I can also pick up a bit of pine to go along with the malt backbone.

Taste – Man, this tastes like crap. It looks good and has a great nose, and when you first drink it it tastes good for like a second or two, but then it just falls apart.

The pine comes on first and is very pleasing, but then the rest of the flavors kind of “fast forward” into half a second and your left with a mouth full of stale Orange Crush or something.

Mouthfeel – This one was pathetically weak and thin.

Drinkability – I think the key here is to swig every three seconds until the beer is gone so that you only have to experience the finish once.

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Photo of Jason
2.99/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown stubby bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Three fingers of head was a treat to look at, the hazy tawny amber was produced from the loose yeast in the bottle.

Smell: Plainly soft citric hop (overused) aroma, a touch of yeast and malt is in there but dull in a way.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Short smoothness with a moderate body. Citric one way hop bitterness draws little flavour, yeast on the tongue is all right but bothersome to me. Malt is toasty with some huskiness in the end. Finishes with a dry grain and hop.

Drinkability & Notes: Run of the mill pale ale, decent that is about it … nothing else really to say about this beer.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid malt smell with some hops in there as well. Amber color with a white head. Not much retention. Sweet malt base to the taste with a slightly bitter hop finish. The aftertaste is a tongue left with sweet malt. The brew is darker (amber) than most "pales" I've had.

Cheers to mattmaples for the sample.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this on 4 February 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
"Orchard" is one of those discount brews you can find at trader joe's. I found this to be an enjoyable APA
My notes: A cloudy brown beer, w/ very nice balance. It finishes very smoothly. Very tasty.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark Amber colour, much darker than what I was expecting for a Pale Ale, but I am English so thats my problem. Cloudy, obviously unfiltered, with a rather crusty head and medium carbonation. Sweet tasting, but has a great solid malty mouthfeel. Some hops are evident with 'lemons' in the aftertaste. Nice beer, but a little too sweet for me. Annoyingly no strength is indicated on either the packaging or the label.

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Pale Ale from Orchard Street Brewery
3.24 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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