American Pale Ale | South Shore Brewery

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

Brewed by:
South Shore Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CharlesDarwin on 12-08-2006

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by demcorhip:
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped in at the Deepwater Grille for a couple growlers today (right next door to the South Shore Brewery for the nonlocals). The pale ale looks just that, a typical pale ale, a vigorous pour produced one finger of head that has receded to leave a persistent ring and already some sticky lace despite the mild level of carbonation.

The aroma is quite inviting. Orange and grapefruit greet the nose, as well as honeyed orange peel. Bready malts with some biscuit also present.

Wow, im quite impressed once having tasted this ale. It is failrly hoppy, floral and citrus notes along with a solid level of clean bitterness. The malts are solid enough to almost keep this balanced with their bready and biscuity character, and the nutty yeastiness helps too. The almost strange aroma of honeyed peel is more muted in the tasting, with only a hint of honeyed orange near the finish.

Substantial yet light in body, smooth and a touch of creaminess. Well attenuated and slightly astringent, grain husk makes a mild appearance.

This is a tasty, hop forward APA, bordering on IPA territory. It would be nice to see this bottled. Despite being gorged on mexican food (mexican food in northern Wisconsin just doesnt compare to what you can find in New Mexico) this one is going down easily. I suppose thats a good thing, considering i have 5 or 6 more glasses to try and get through.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on March 16, 2006. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a yellow fringed orange clear, with an obvious opalescent hazy sheen. Topped with a sticky white lacing. Extremely distant Cascade aroma of orange rind. Flavor is a stronger, yet reserved sticky Cascade, very sweet and loaded with tangerines and grapefruit. Yet, fairly one-dimensional. Light on the grass or resin. Drinkable, yet watery. A little weak and thin bodied.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gatornation
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at old chicago in duluth, was orange and slightly cloudy with a nice head with great lacing it looks good..the smell is great it hops and grapefruit and grass and malts smells this tastes great its a crisp hop ale with a smooth malt backbone...this pale is good... where can i buy a sixer? is what im thinking.. i recommend this pale ale and i will buy this in a sixer next time on a wisconsin beer run

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of d5001986
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of pweis909
2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Most rent update. They have had disacetyl issues with this the last three times I've tried it.

Editing an earlier version. I was told the hopping schedule has been adjusted in this beer. It seems more citusy now. Aggressive, deliciuous. More dry hops, I'm told. Columbus and cascade hops. If you like this style, it is definitely worth a try.

A:Transparent, pushing amber in color, served with a thin white head.

S: OLD: Faint but inviting malt and hop smell. No strong or complex aromas perceived. Hops are citrusy, cascade? NEW: WOW. CITRUS.

T: Dominated by a lightly sweet malt backbone up front with a tart finish, with a moderate bitterness, citrusy hops. BITTERNESS STILL MODERATE, BUT MORE GRAPEFRUIT!

M: Not watery. There is a definite coat that this puts on your mouth, and it finishes dry.

D: Easy to drink. This is not an over-the-top, high octane hop kind of ale, but a good simple session brew.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Strix
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised there are so few reviews for this beer, because I was pleasantly surprised. I guess there are more unique options available if people are at the deepwater. Clear orange color with lasting head. Smell is nice and hoppy, citrus. Taste is classic American Pale Ale - nice shot of grapefruit and hops. Nothing stands out as particularly amazing about this, but it is quite drinkable and a solid brew. I'll have this again if it's available.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a shaker pint because it was handy. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin head of small white bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation, some lacing, looks good.

Aroma is malty with hints of piny hops, overall just OK.

Beer is medium in body, pretty sweet, mildly dry finish, minimal bitterness at the back which is fine, minimal hops, a little malty for me but there is nothing wrong with this beer. Decent.

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Photo of mjryan
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pops up from time to time around the Twin Cities on draft. Great beer. Citrus hops and sweet malts leap from the glass. Nice caramel sweetness and citrus hops in the flavour...very harmonious. Candied grapefruit lingers into the finish. A great hoppy pale ale!

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Photo of JeffSK
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev +10.2%

American Pale Ale from South Shore Brewery
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