American Pale Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale
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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States

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

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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, pale golden-orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grasses, pine and some fruity notes. It tasted of roasted malt, light citrus and grasses. It was crisp and sharp.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light orange color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of medium citrus hops with light dry caramel malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light citrus notes with medium level of bitterness originating from the hops with some dry caramel malt presence can also be felt. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with nice level of hops presence and not too much malt to distract from the hops.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
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 jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love me a good APA, and this is my first from this brewery so it should be a good experience. Best before end of July, 2012, so still fairly fresh. So thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for this one.

It pours a nice fizzy/fluffy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, with some decent lacing, over a semi hazy golden honey colored beer.

Nose has a light fresh malt aroma, fresh toasty pale malt, hint of grassy fresh hops, touch of fruity and earthy hops, slightly herbal as well, but overall fairly light in the nose.

Taste continues with the slight herbal earthy hops, fairly grassy and herbal chewy hops, almost fuggles like but hard to tell. It brings a med to light bitterness, with hint of a spicy hop character. Malts bring light fresh toasty malt but barely anything from that side. It does have a refreshing juicy quality to it, and is very drinkable. Finish gets a bit more bitter but still not a lot, lingering herbal and grassy hops, with slight sticky feel but mostly dry, and hint of a fruity almost citrus flavor.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, the hops are not quite my style but not that out of my style as well, but held in check which is what I want from an APA, although this is more of a pale ale than APA, but still fairly tasty and very sessionable.

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Photo of oberon
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lighter orange color with a thin white layered head atop.Aromas are light with some biscuit malt and earthy/leafy hops,seems more English in style to me.Flavors of light earthy and leafy hops mixed with lightly sweet biscuit malt,it's on the dryer side.To me this is not American on the palate it's slightly beefed up English in nature.Pretty average.A 33 IBU APA...not really.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight alcohol, hint of pale malt, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, decent body, and middling complexity.

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Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Gavage
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a one finger head that lingers a while. Some nice lacing thickly paints the glass during the session.

Smell: very mild hop bitterness and citrus are barely detectable.

Taste: caramel, green grapes, grapefruit slices, and a mild bitterness makes up a straight forward and decent APA.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Short aftertaste is led by the grapefruit citrus tones. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: decent pale ale that is easy to quaff. Not one to get overly excited about, but it is slightly above average.

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Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Zazzi82
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev +19%

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American Pale Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 38.3% out of 100 with 141 ratings
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