Twain's Mad Happy Pale Ale | Twain's Billiards and Tap

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Twain's Billiards and Tap
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Georgiabeer on 01-26-2007

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium copper body with a small, white head and layered lacing along the way.

Smell: Biscuit-scented malts with hop notes of flowers, spice, and citrus fruits.

Taste: Biscuity, caramel sweetened maltiness quickly gives way to a spicy, citrusy hop character. Light grapefruit and apricot fruitiness. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent APA.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.91/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with a white head. Smell is a little sweet as if there were some corn in there. If not, then at least a little macro lagerish in aroma. Taste is better, Some of that sweetness up front, luckily this is balanced by a good hoppy finish wih some lingering bitterness that cuts throught the sweetness. Overall not bad, and probably a good introduction for someone not used to craft beers. Nice level of carbonation, medium bodied. Drinkability is average. Not really as balanced as it should be, the sweetnesss and the bitterness don't really play off against one another. The hops are nice, but they need to be more integrated throughout. While I was drinking it I kept staring longingly at the Dale's Pale Ale in the fridge behind the bar. Still, this beeer has its place, and I hope it will become more seemless as time goes on.

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Photo of glid02
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this obviously on tap at Twain's.

Pours a good copper color with a one finger cloudy white head. The head sticks around for a while, and the lacing is stout-esque. I could track my sips.

Not too much going on in the smell department. Mild amounts of hops and sweet malt, not overpowering, but not too fragrant either. Could have a little more hops.

Tastes good. Mildly hoppy with a little bit of sweetness at the end. Very crisp with little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good. Goes down very smooth, without too much carbonation. Not too thin or too thick.

This is very drinkable. A good APA that goes down smooth without too much of anything.

This beer doesn't do anything absurdly well, but it doesn't mess anything up. It's also smoother than most other APA's. Very tasty.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a warm, dark amber that is semi-transparent and rather appetizing. Flavor is strong and hoppy with a hint of lemon and an evergreen undertone. Flavor is very hoppy and evergreen-ish and has a good lemony touch, plus some malty tones. Aftertaste is fairly but not fiercely bitter. A must for anyone who loves hops.

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Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of gabeerfan
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Arrived a hazy medium amber with a thin head that fell to a ring, Some lacing, but not a lot.
Aromas of earthy/citrusy hops, pine hit first. Brown sugary malts help balance out the hop spice.
Tastes mirror the aroma pretty closely. Muted citrus rind/pine/hints of grass followed by the brown sugary malts. I detected a very light pucker of lemony flavor in there too.
Medium bodied. The flavors lingered for a minute. Good carbonation.
Quite drinkable. Don't know the ABV, but I'm sure folks with higher tolerances can drink this for a while. For me, 2 is about my limit if I'm not taking a cab home.

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Photo of dejrrma
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of planetscott
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this on 3/9/2007. Served in a 12 oz glass. Appeance was good. I felt it would have ben better if there was little more color.

The smell was good too. I dtected simcoe hops so it was fruity and full.

The initial taste was good, but lacked depth. It did not finish well.

Mouthfeel - Average, but considering APAs are not known for mouthfeel, this was not a big deal.

Drinkability. Good for no more then two as stated above, it lack depth.

Overall, not a bad beer, but not a stellar one either. I made an APA just like this and my disapoinment was it lacked depth. If they could improve upon that, this would be a decent signature beer for them.

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Photo of oconman
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Please, anyone who's judged this beer more than a few months ago needs to do themselves a favor by going back and trying this beer again. We have loved it from the beginning, but like Jordan's brewing skills, this beer has grown in complexity and quality since its introduction.
The beer is a hoppy party of flavors and tastes, malty and well-hopped, but floral and flavorful where the IPA and IRA are more grainy and resinous.
In summary, the name for the beer is accurate: when he's run out I'm mad, when I get one I'm happy.

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Twain's Mad Happy Pale Ale from Twain's Billiards and Tap
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 9 ratings