Palmetto Pale Ale | Palmetto Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
palmettobrewingco.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Icampbell17
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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 JohnBradSC
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcbeers
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of addiwilliams
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe_from_Planet_Kenmore
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Burkbom23
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of treyaxx
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kshrines23
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a glass from the bottle, nice dark copper color with a decent frothy head and good lacing. Smell is pretty weak, slight hop/citrus smell but not much there in general. Taste is definitely hop forward as with most pale ales I have had recently. Good malt balance up front with citrus hoppy bitterness coming in quickly and lingers around. Overall its a solid beer, not the best but worth a shot! Also it goes for around 8 bucks a 6 pack where I'm at, which you cant complain about.

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Photo of illpass78
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at the Crowne Plaza at the Charleston, SC, airport after my flight got canceled.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear copper with a 1.5-finger white head. Sticky lacing.

Aroma: Lots of citrus and hops. Some grapefruit, lemons.

Taste: Follows the nose. Big citrus bite on the finish. Just a bit of biscuit, too. Grassy, citrusy. Hop-forward.

Mouthfeel: Spot-on for the style.

Overall: Nice pale ale. Enough complexity to keep you interested. Worth a try whenever you're stranded at a weird South Carolina airport.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a terrible beer but not a great beer.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a relatively basic pale ale with light tea leaf malt flavor and a light but bitter hop profile. A little piney and a little herbal this drinks with a nice easy weight.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on August 12, 2015. ABV is 6.2% not 5.2% as listed above. Look is amber, with a thin head and thin but lingering lacing. Smell is light pine resin, citrus fruit, tropical fruit notes and bread. Taste is bitter citrus hop and caramel malt. Feel is medium in body and dry in finish.

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Photo of TexicanMike
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NYR94
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of drned
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good APA for airport service. Hard to judge in a plastic cup. I would drink this regularly if it were local.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Only have it on draft

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Palmetto Pale Ale from Palmetto Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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