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Palmetto AftershockPalmetto Aftershock

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Steamed IPA. In memory of the Charleston earthquake of 1886.

Added by modernartblues on 11-26-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23
Photo of GPHarris
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick off-white head into an english pub glass that left nice lacing and sheeting. the head billows nicely. the body is a bright amber color.
s - very bready with a light hop aroma.
t - bready, caramel with some light hops that comes through more as it warms.
m - bubbly and medium thickness but becomes creamier as it warms.
o - i'm a fan of this style and this is a nice beer.

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Photo of nickfl
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with one and a half fingers of off-white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Thick malt, a touch of red apple and some spicy hops.

T - Sweet, light malt up front with some herbal hops. More spicy hop character in the middle with notes of red apple and a hint of licorice. The beer finishes with bready malt, light toast, and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Nicely done, it is balanced, drinkable, and fits the style well.

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Photo of avalon07
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A fair amount of malt in the aroma, with a yeasty quality as well.

T: Tasted of malt, light yeast, some hops, and an odd fruity quality. Overall, this is kind of a thin flavor, a little on the watery side, especially in the finish.

M: An OK amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is simply a beer that doesn't really rise above its mediocrity.

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Photo of jpro
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer not too long ago after trying this at the Food Truck Rodeo at Coast. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass -

A: Tawny copper; off white, one-finger head; splotchy lace and good retention.

S: Pretty hoppy aroma - mostly of the citrus variety; some light toasty notes... interesting.

T: Grapefruit rind hoppiness; a touch nutty... it has a bit of a rustic malt flavor, if you will; pretty good at first, but gets weird / less enjoyable as you polish it off.

M: Medium-full body; moderate carbonation; pretty standard.

D/O: An interesting take on a California Common, this “Carolina Common.” Its pretty bold for the style, and bit rough around the edges... I really enjoyed the draft version more - for whatever reason. It seems a little off from the bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down and left lacing on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with hints of fruity yeast. The smell becomes stronger as the beer begins to warm up.
T: A light to moderate amount of bitterness stands out in the taste, particularly in the finish. There are notes of grainy and pale malts and hints of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is a good representation of the style and is easy to drink. It becomes more maltier and balanced as the beer warms up.

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Photo of modernartblues
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on my most recent trip to Charleston, SC. Palmetto is really stepping up its game in the face of COAST, Holy City, and Westbrook.

They bill this as a 'Carolina' Common Ale and its plenty hoppy for the style and is a great local alternative to Anchor Steam.

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Palmetto Aftershock from Palmetto Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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