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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Photo of ferios
1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Grabbed a few locals while on vacation in Hilton Head island...
Served in a half-pint taster glass.

The hops seem to be used all go bittering-- where's the aroma? Where's the flavor? Just bitter eh?! The malt profile is a little biscuity but with a caramel sweetness that ruins this beer a bit for me.

Feels a bit oily and undercarbonated. A bit light of medium bodied.

Weak head, poor retention, and no lacing. Clear golden body.

Overall. Meh. I love pale ales, but this is just not my take on the style. Pretty disappointed-- glad I only got 1 bottle as part of a mix-a-six!

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Photo of muller25
2.26/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The first time I purchased this beer I chalked the bad taste to sitting on the boat and the bottle getting warm, the second time I had it was at dinner in my house and it was no different. Couldn't finish it poor tasting beer.

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2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was a bit of a disappointment. I enjoyed the other beers I had from Palmetto before this one but I think this is an embarassment to the APA style. The color isn't too bad. Light orange hue to it. Very thin head that disappears not long after setting the glass down. Virtually no lacing at all. The smell is where the letdown really begins. All malt... very little hops to speak of. Granted it is an appealing caramel malt smell... that doesn't make me think pale ale. The taste falls along the same lines with malt dominating the experience and our bitter friend not coming along until the swig has been swallowed. A bit thick for a pale ale with a small hop taste to the palate but mostly malt flava. I could probably drink this beer all night if someone peeled all of the labels off and I didn't know it's supposed to be a pale ale. That really threw me off while I was trying to drink it.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Unclemattie: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a small head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is somewhat weak. Taste is dominated by some light caramel malt with no discernable hops presence. Full body with some medium to low carbonation. I guess this one is OK but nothing truly extraordinary.

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2.64/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PaleAleWalt
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Basic, nothing special. Okay if it's on special.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.77/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Well hazed medium orange color. Didn't get much of a head to form.

2.75 S: Hops are primarily citrusy orange and piney. Secondarily earthy and grassy. Neutral malt backbone with caramel sweetness. Simple and unfortunately underwhelming.

2.75 T: Mild bitterness. Again orangy and piney hop flavors. Malts aren't quite clean as I'm picking up hints of vegetal flavor. Otherwise a touch biscuit with caramel flavor.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise okay.

2.5 D: Don't really care for this much. It's boring at it's baseline and has a problem with vegetal flavor.

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Photo of AlexJ
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear medium grade amber in color sporting 2 fingers of white head that retains and laces modestly.

Malt dominated nose features caramel and pale malts, fresh bread dough, crackers, and a notion of floral hops.

Flavor follows suit with caramel malt, diactyl buttery bread, sweet rolls, and is lacking in the hops department. Not very balanced.

Body is light tot medium with a gritty texture that makes it a chore to drink. Yawn.

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2.8/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Icampbell17
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dnichols
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I enjoyed a bottle poured into a pint glass while eating seafood in Charleston, SC.

A: It poured a creamy reddish blond body with a slight off-white head that receded quickly.

S: It had a light malty sweet front with hints of grassy hops.

T: It began with sweet malty flavors with hints of grassy adn citrusy hops. It finished with a light bitterness.

M: It had a light body with moderate carbonation and a clean dry finish.
D: There is nothing remarkable about this muddles from start to finish...nothing wrong...nothing right...just a very average brew.

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Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
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