Palmetto Pale Ale | Palmetto Brewing Company

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Palmetto Pale AlePalmetto Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The hop flavor and aroma of the truly American Cascade hop distinguishes this beer.

Added by kbub6f on 12-03-2001

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of DrexelLake
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've tasted in years.

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Photo of cutout
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of markmo
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of brewcnc
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the pale ale on draft about two weeks ago and I thought it was as good an example of a pale ale as I have had in a while. Real nice hops! Malty but balanced towards the hop side. Great mouthfeel and body. Last time I had it (a couple of years ago) it really lacked anything that would have me order another one. Am I glad that I did! Hope it translates as well in the bottle.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a medium-dark amber color with three fingers of fluffy head. There is great head retention and lots of lacing on the glass. The smell has a nice toasty malt smell, with a solid dose of piney hops. A nice well balanced aroma. The taste has a sweet malty start. Bits of caramel and biscuit malts. The finish is crisp and very hoppy. A really nice hop flavor lingering. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is really outstanding as well. A damn good APA. A big shout out to Kevin (kmpitz2) for this fine offering.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delivered to my refrigerator from SC (thanks J!). What a pleasant surprise. I hadn't read anything about it, but loved the amber color and nice foam head. Mostly malt in the nose, with a hint of hops that hits you a bit more as you begin to sip through the foam.

Mouthful is rich with just a tickle/hint of carbonation. Taste is malt and hops and carmel and a touch of citrus-like hops flavor that adds an incredibly delicate tartness. Amazing balance--and yet each taste comes in and out in turn. And yet there is nothing about it that is "in your face" (e.g., highly hopped). And they list ingredients on the bottle as nothing but water, yeast, hops and malted barley. No tricks (adjuncts, additives, etc.). Just pure quality taste. I loved it.

The slightly bitter aftertaste is phenomenal. Makes you want to pick up the glass again and again. Easily one of my absolutely favorite APAs. Long after you're through the glass, the taste lingers on your tongue and your mouth waters. Could easily be a "usual" for me, if I could find it up here.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice golden color without a head to speak of. The smell is sweet malt with hop coming through secondarily. As the beer warms, the malt overpowers any hint of the hop. The hop is definately in the foreground of this beer's flavor. It's nice and tangy and bitter. The hop stays nicely on my tongue, but not in a bad was as some beers will do. Overall a nice flavor. The beer is a nice moderatly thick feel in my mouth without too much carbonation to get in the way. This could be a session APA if I could get my hands on it again. I recommend trying this if you can find it. Very nice.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.31/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to oldirtysurfer for sending these out to me.
Pours a pretty chill hazed orange amber with a glass sticking white head that melts to a full top covering layer of sticky bubbles.
Aroma is very lightly toasted pale malt and light citrus hops.
Taste is again lightly toasted pale malt followed by very distinctively fresh grapefruit peel hops.
Aftertaste nicely drying...nice tingle from the carbonation.
This is great.
SNPA has NOTHING on Palmetto.
Wish it was here.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange with hints of red and a nice foamy 1" head on top. A nice cirtusy/grapefruit hop nose along with some bready notes and sweet caramel.

The oven opens to reveal fresh baked bread and biscuits, each loaf baked with sticky citrusy hop cones. Grapefruit wafts through the air along with caramel maltiness. A tasty treat. Nice balance.

Chewy and full....a nice treat to drink. A good APA that I could definetly session. I hope I'll have the opportunity to sample this again in the future. Thanks are due to kmpitz2.

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Photo of MrHolland
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep copper color with a nice foamy white head that laces the glass.

Smell is of light floral hops.

Taste is very smooth, awesome malt sweetness at first then followed by a nice suttle of hops that stays around for awhile. Very balanced APA, seems to have a little to much malt for the style but I am not complaining, it's pretty damn good.

Mouthfeel is smooth and soft on the palate, not harsh at all.

This is going to be one of my new session beers, could drink this all night long.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer arrived at the table a crystal clear pale amber golden with a low white head that fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was muted till the glass warmed. It was one of those frozen glasses so the aroma took some time to develop. The aroma was med caramel with some fruitiness and a slight hop presence.

The flavor was nice and hoppy with a strong crystal malt presence and cirtusy and grassy hop flavor.

The finish was dry with pleasant caramel and mild bitterness lasting well into the aftertaste. The body was medium and well accomplished.

Pint at Mellow Mushroom in Columbia, SC. I've had this one before, but this time it was great!

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Photo of KroMagnon
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rocky white head, long lasting, subsides into decent level of lace. Copper colored and clear. The aroma was clean with some grainly maltiness and some faintly floral hops, along with some caramely notes and bicuit-like baked aromas - all rather faint. The beer had a nice flavor with clean bitterness at the end, herbal, with a nice blend of balancing maltiness and some caramel notes. This is a good solid pale ale, sweet and malty enough for complexity but not cloying, well balanced.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber with a big white head that laced up nicely. Smell was deep citrus hops with a bit of a malty sweetness underneath. The taste followed suit, bit of a caramel back to it. This was a very balance pale ale to say the least. Extremely complex and very very good. This is highly drinkable and I could see myself having this stocked in the fridge constantly, in fact, its local so I will be!!

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4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drewvel
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loki
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled in a 12 oz. bottle.

Poured a light reddish, brown with a small head and very little lacing.

Scents of DME, yeast, hops, and a simple sugar.

Tasted mostly bitter hops with some malt finish to balance it out. Medium bodied, smooth pale ale. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable. Another good offering from Palmetto

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of RobertConway
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
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