Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Highland Brewing

Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale AleSaint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
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From:
Highland Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,153
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,038
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.71%
Ratings:
568
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 03, 2022
Added:
Jul 18, 2002
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  82
SCORE
82
Good
Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale AleSaint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Notes: A whole-cone Cascade dry-hop shines with a malty body in our balanced pale ale. The result, a citrusy aroma backed with malt that pairs beautifully with subtle flavors, especially with citrus dressings and seafood.
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Ratings by lagrluvr:
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

This piney aromatic ale was one of the first local (AVL) brews that I tried, and became one of our go to's for parties and general evening relaxation dinner ales. A nice touch of apricot type fruity note to accent the piney aroma, and some generous malt tones made this a great regular. Too bad the idiot daughter of Oscar Wong is wrecking his well-respected brand, by completely ditching this from their lineup, in favor of following the trendy bullshit haze craze crap.

Dec 14, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazy, bright amber appearance; mid size off head with a fair amount of lacing. Flowery hop aroma; some citrus notes. Nice hoppy, bitter, resinous taste balanced by the sweetness of the caramel malts. Lively carbonation with a light bodied mouthfeel.

Jan 03, 2022
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 24, 2019
 
3.84 by juicebox from Kentucky on Oct 29, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a golden copper to amber color with a small cap of a little off white foamy head. Slightly dissipated to leave some mild lace.
The aroma had some bitter citrus rind, grassy hops, light citrus zest, some bready malts and a light honey/orange blossom character underneath.
The flavor mildly leaned towards the sweet side through a blend of the citrus, honey and orange blossom. Long sticky sweet honey and orange blossom aftertaste, malty too.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability. Carbonation felt good as an APA. ABV felt good. Finish was semi-zesty with some harshness and a touch of orange blossom smoothness.
Overall, pretty nice as an APA, I'd give it another try if offered.

Oct 22, 2018
 
3.67 by Boone757 from Virginia on Aug 24, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/27/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, citrus peel/zest, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, citrus peel/zest, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, floral, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, citrus peel/zest, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Classic Cascade hop profile on a nice bready malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Jun 02, 2018
 
3.32 by Damilton5 from North Carolina on May 02, 2018
 
3.33 by Tomgar from North Carolina on Mar 05, 2018
 
3.5 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Mar 05, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jadpsu from Georgia

Poured into a Pilsner glass. Pretty much a clear golden color with a fine white head that gives really good retention and side glass lace. Good looking beer.
AROMA: Nothing too strong,moderate tones of floral pine hops and bread malts
TASTE: Clean, crisp, not complex. Decent clean, crisp refreshing taste.A little tart at the finish. Enjoyable.

Feb 15, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Handsome_Steve from North Carolina

Pours a clear golden color with 1/2 inch of head that dissipates. Pleasant smell; slight fruitiness. Taste is crisp with a clean finish. Not at all bad; quite refreshing but not overwhelming. Nice all around ale.

Jan 09, 2018
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
 
4 by MTKATL from Georgia on Oct 31, 2017
 
3.5 by neil2me from Connecticut on Oct 09, 2017
 
4.44 by BEER88 from Washington on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.24 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina on Sep 12, 2017
 
3.49 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Aug 25, 2017
 
4.63 by SmokySignals from North Carolina on Jul 01, 2017
 
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 28, 2017
 
4.56 by cmukid87 from Michigan on May 25, 2017
 
2.79 by DrewsBrews450 from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.5 by Aeroscorp from Tennessee on Jan 01, 2017
 
3.5 by Oakley from North Carolina on Dec 28, 2016
 
3.5 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Dec 08, 2016
 
3.78 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Oct 31, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by TheSixthRing from California

Bottling date of 07/21/16

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and golden in color. White, half finger head that doesn't hold for long before dying to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Small spotting makes up the lace.

Smell - Leafy, floral hop aroma. Slight citrus. Bready undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fairly balanced between the bready malt character and the floral, slightly citric hop notes. Faint honey sweetness. Finishes in much the same way it starts.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with sightly bitey carbonation. Crisp, refreshing finish. Very easy drinker.

Overall - A fair pale that drinks easy and has a pleasant, though somewhat safe, flavor profile. Something to drink when mowing the lawn or BBQing.

Oct 27, 2016
 
3.77 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina on Oct 19, 2016
 
4.41 by ManWithNoName from South Carolina on Aug 13, 2016
 
3.62 by aknalley from Texas on Aug 05, 2016
 
3.75 by scottspencer from Indiana on Jul 14, 2016
 
3.67 by dhesington from North Carolina on Jun 27, 2016
 
3.65 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Jun 24, 2016
 
3.69 by 13tido from North Carolina on May 12, 2016
 
4.13 by Louismmce from South Carolina on Apr 18, 2016
 
3.5 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.75 by Bjm94 from North Carolina on Apr 10, 2016
 
3.77 by baklo from North Carolina on Apr 09, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jeffdr123 from Florida

Just barely an APA. Pours a pretty amber. Mellow taste. Some might call it bland, but it has a sweet honey malt. It might be a good first draft beer for someone who usually drinks Michelob. I wouldn't turn it down, and I wouldn't go looking for it.

Mar 29, 2016
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3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jasadewi from Tennessee

A gold beer poured for me at a small coffee/beer joint in downtown Knoxville. It smells, sadly, like Pinesol. That is, the pine elements in the aroma of this beer are overpowering. The mouthfeel is, however, light and refreshing. It tastes piney, but not overbearingly so. The bitterness of the malts certainly comes through, and my tongue picks up a strong salty flavor. I need to try more APA's, before I can properly give a true fair assessment of this beer. However, as my tastes and beer experience currently stands, I have to rate this beer as slightly below average. The smell is too strongly pine, and the taste is only mildy okay (but perhaps this is just a matter of me experiencing more APAs). Overall, I have a feeling it is a fine example of it's kind, but I don't currently look at it in a very favorable light.

Mar 27, 2016
Saint Terese's Dry-Hopped Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
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