American Pale Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gavage on 07-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Nancy
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Doublicious
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop variety gives it a unique flavor like no other

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Col_Custard
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a medium white head that settles into a nice lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Light citrus hops aroma with a touch of pine combines well with a light sweet caramel maltiness.

Light sweet caramel malt with a light bitter citrus hops taste.

A light dry citrusy aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

A very solid yet light tasting beer, well worth picking up a few of these.

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Photo of titosupertramp
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange in color, clear with a good finger of soapy white head Leaves behind attractive lacing and film.

S: Smell catches me off guard in a good way. Lots of hops with a good malt backbone. Getting pine and citrus.

T: Taste doesn't disappoint. Citrus and resinous pine balanced by toasted, bready malts. Good amount of bittering, but certainly not over the top.

M: Medium bodied with very good carbonation.

O: This was a pleasant surprise to say the least. Out of the Blackstone offerings that I've had out of the bottle, this is my favorite so far. I'll be reaching for this again.

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Photo of JennieReinard
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid APA - nice bright malt in a mid-amber range, with very fresh citric Cascades hops notes - grapefruit and a touch of floral in the background. At 5.3 abv, this lands well in the session beer realm. Overall, a well done beer that hits all the marks.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Fairwin
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a medium amber color capped by a decent head that leaves lots of splashy lace behind

Smell: Citrusy edge, with an underlying caramel element

Taste: Just a touch of caramel and toasted bread, up front, and then the citrus flavors move in to dominate the middle and finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I didn't have much expectation about this beer but was pleasantly surprised by its quality, on tap; worth seeking out when in Nashvegas

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden orange beer with a big white head. Lace forms in wavy sheets that transform into patchy spots. Good retention.

S: Aroma is sweet, clean, crisp, and fruity. Peach, a touch of cantaloupe, faint lemon, and diacetyl, over a light bed of grains.

T: The fresh graininess is upfront in the flavor, followed by pine, soft lemon, grapefruit, and zesty spice. Nicely balanced, pleasant, and refreshing. This is a good representation of an APA.

M: Dry, prickly carbonation, softly slick, with lingering hop bitterness through the finish. Good texture and light-medium body.

O: This beer has good definition, its fresh, and nicely balanced. This would be a delightful session beer.

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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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