Pride Of Texas Pale Ale
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Pride Of Texas Pale AlePride Of Texas Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,878
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,825
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 14.45%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
118
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Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
78
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mjurney from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Light amber color, slight haze. Fast rising bubbles. Thick rocky head. Very good head retention. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Citrus, resinous, sweet bread, caramel, hint of fruity ester.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop bitterness is moderate, citrus, resinous, some rustic and woody. Sweet bready malts, some candy-like caramel, hint of toast. Finish is bitter-crisp, lingers fairly long. Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, highly carbonated, super drinkable.

Overall:
It's a very good American Pale Ale.

Jan 25, 2019
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JohnDon from Texas

3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into glass. Quarter inch foam head, golden straw color. Light mouthfeel. Forward with the hops, Finished bitter. Overall it was good, but not great.

Jan 06, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks lite amber gold, not a lot of head and minimal lacing. Smell is resinous molasses. Taste is a surprise, citrusy sweet up front followed by a sharp bitterness and then a quick blast of watermelon. It doesn’t last long but it’s definitely a big burst of watermelon flavor coming through. I like it, nice to have something that’s a little more unique.

Jun 09, 2018
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin, but lasting, bubbly head. A very nice hop aroma is quickly evident. Slightly sweet at first taste, but then the bold hops kick in. A strong resinous character with a slightly sweet and grassy after effect.

Dec 21, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. Wow, smelled like raw hop pellets. Very grassy. It reminds me of any single hop series that uses Hallertau hops. Just so raw and grassy bitter.

Oct 01, 2017
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Very light sunburnt orange body under a white head that recedes to a nice thick film. Lacing is watery and light so does not stick well.

Aroma: Light tropical fruits, subtle tea leaf notes, very floral and sweet.

Taste: Far more woody and bitter than the aroma with pine, black tea, and grapefruit citrus finishing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Smells really sweet and fruity with more hoppy bitter taste. I like it.

Jul 29, 2017
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jlavely2002 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale ales rarely stand up to their IPA counterparts, but this is a very good pale ale. It has a great light caramel color, nice hops balance and a fairy creamy yet still crisp taste. It's one of the better pale ales I've had recently, and worth a try.

Feb 09, 2017
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L- Pours a clear and pale beer that is very see-thru. It has a slight red/amber tint to it. It's also bubbly with a nice one thumb frothy head.
S- Grassy, piney, sweet and malty aroma. A little bit boozy on the nose after a while. On another note, the aroma dissipates as the beer itself warms.
T- The taste is exactly this. At first there is a bit of pine followed by a grassy flavor; a slight boozy-ness follows with a punch of bitterness. But not much else. It seems to lack in flavor compared to bitterness. The flavor overall is underwhelmed by the the bitterness and a slight unwanted sourness comes forth. I also have picked up an unfortunate drop in flavor the more I sip this beer...
MF- Fizzy. My mouth has a tingling sensation after sipping on this beer. The beer is also crisp and light.
O- Second beer I've had from this brewery. I've had quite a few pale ales and I honestly feel like they didn't put forth enough effort in finishing what could be a great beer. It's okay I guess. Nothing special. Bottom tier of pale ales in my opinion.

Jan 10, 2017
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txmilligan from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So, I find myself gravitating toward pale/blonde ales recently, and this is one, despite being brewed in my backyard (figuratively) I've yet to try. OK, poured from a can into a pint glass, resulting in a strong, foamy head and a cloudy pale gold color. Good carbonation. Smell is a bit strong and bitter, but not unpleasant. Taste is immediately awakening and bold, almost an IPA bitterness and aftertaste, not the expectation for a pale ale. It tastes good, except for the bite. Subsequent tastes are the same as the first, like this is meant to almost be an IPA. It has a fine taste, just more bold and bitter than I was expecting from a pale ale.

Nov 14, 2016
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Single can purchased and consumed at Glove Life Park, poured into a plastic cup. On to the beer:

There's light spotty head atop a bright yellow beer. I smell a pale ale that takes on an "old school" pale ale character; light honey, citrus, grass, and lemon. Its taste goes along the same line of character. Grassy and herbal at the start with light honey. Modest citrus in the backdrop, and topped with a kiss of diacetyl. It's light/medium bodied, and at the time, a certain refresher.

Oct 09, 2016
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60sFolks from Texas

2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Clear, golden color with a larger than average white head. Smell of grapefruit, not too inviting. Taste of pale hops .... Bitter, more like an IPA. Light in the mouth, not fulfilling, but that is my normal feeling toward IPA.

A note here= the can says 5.8 ABV.....

Rahr is my favorite brewery. They have many beers that are a top of my list or craft brews.

Jul 01, 2016
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.77/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased for $1.50 USD at Whole Foods HQ in Austin, TX and served cold into a pilsner glass. Expectations are low given the brewery.

Reviewed live.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~3 inches wide. White colour. Frothy and soapy, with nice creaminess and decent softness. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is nice - ~5-6 minutes.

BODY: Clear copper with orange hues.

Looks like a typical pale ale. There's nothing unique or special about it. Average to above average at best.

AROMA: Caramalt, pale malts, floral hops. That's it. Maybe you'd find a hint of graham cracker or cream, but this aroma is reticent and light.

TASTE: A shallow dull flavour profile comprised - painfully simply - of only generic floral hop character, pale malts, cream, and some caramalt. Reticent, boring, and ill-conceived, with a build that's anything but gestalt. I suppose it has a basic cohesion, but there's nothing notable whatsoever about this beer. I guess some hints of vague indistinct fruit emerge as it warms a bit?

Average intensity, duration, and amplitude of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, unrefreshing, and somewhat creamy. Overcarbonated.

This mouthfeel fails to elevate the beer as a whole, and doesn't complement the taste particularly well.

OVERALL: There's no harmony of texture to taste. This has an inadequate balance and a subpar flavour profile, with no interesting flavours whatsoever. I'm not sure what they were after with this, but the result is a sad attempt at a pale ale. Canned mediocrity, but not undrinkable.

Low C (2.77)

Apr 07, 2015
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Premo88 from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into nonic

L: hazy orange with plenty of yellow in it; loads of debris in column; decent 1/2-head of tan/beige foam that has a little staying power, sticks just a bit; keeps a decent collar of foam; looks like a pretty old brew (no born-on/best-by date, but my bet is this is 8+ months old)

S: candied orange ... citrus notes; sour grain; maybe (just maybe) some bread malt, but it's hard to pull up; slight onion

T: grain, oranges, sweet ... floral, almost like perfume or cologne with the harsh alcohol pulled out of it; candied orange; bitter bite in the middle of the taste ... relatively strong when it bites, but it's smoothed over by a lot of sweetness

F: very light but well-carbonated

O: considering the 6-pack I bought is well past its prime, it's a very solid brew -- delivers all the notes you would expect from an American pale, including decent citrus sweetness with a good bitter bite that isn't overpowering; in a head-to-head, I bet I'd have trouble distinguishing it from several other pale ales (both Texan and non-Texan), and that's not such a bad thing

Jan 25, 2015
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy light amber with a thick white head.

Smell: Mild hops and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter hops with a mild hint of citrus.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but I would not go out of my way to have one again.

Jan 19, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you are a frequent trader and have never engaged in a CANTrade, you ought to try it sometime! It is so much easier than those clunky, fragile bottles. I have a regular, ongoing CANTrade with the Mighty JenRay who only likes APAs, AIPAs and DIPAs, but will send me anything and everything that she CAN get. Here is a recent example.

From the CAN: "Quality Brewed[-]Community Strong[-]Texan Proud"; "There's pride, and then there's The Pride of Texas! Our Pale Ale is a tribute to our home state. Hoppy and bold, yet smooth and thirst quenching. Pride of Texas CANs are perfect for any outdoor gathering or activity where bottles are frowned upon. Best of all, if you're feelin' macho, you CAN crush 'em like a man!"; "Prost Y'All!"; "Go Texan."

I hear my boot camp company commander right now, addressing my bunkmate, Danny Davila from Corpus Christi, TX. Davila had just said, "I am proud to be from Texas, sir!" His response: "There ain't nothin' in or from Texas to be proud of, recruit! STFU! Any a you other asswipes from Texas?" Hands went up around the berthing compartment. "What part of Shitsville, I mean, Texas are you from?!?" he demanded of another fellow. "Fort Worth, sir." "Fuck her fer all she's Worth, you mean, you little douchebag?!?" It was a different era back then.

The Crack! revealed both a brimful craft CAN and a squirter. I got a spray across my knuckles and onto the nearby glass! I remember this one chick ... Regardless, this created two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was minty, piney, very hoppy and after a buncha non-hoppy beers these last couple of days, my mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was hoppy, sure, but not up to the billing of the aroma. They called it an APA and it was a decent example, but I was put in mind of the adage "All hat and no cattle." It evinced a grassy, minty bitterness which was okay, but it needed some citrusy hops to give it more of an Ooomph! Finish was semi-dry, not bitter or hoppy enough to be CANsidered truly dry. Crushable? Sure, but there are better examples of the style with which to fill the cooler. Sorry, Texas, but I have to side with my CC on this one.

Jan 18, 2015
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allengarvin from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a bright-copper colored beer, with a frothy finger's width of head atop it. The aroma is somewhat faint, but gives some pine-resin hop notes and a little malt, kinda bready. Flavor fairly bitter, with resiny, grassy hop taste. It is nicely balanced by malt, which is more apparent at the finish, and gives a touch of bread crust sensation. Decent beer from Rahr, and nice that they have cans out now.

Jun 19, 2014
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light copper/orange pour with a white one-finger head. Mild but inviting citrus aroma. Flavor is strong with resin and a bit of pine and light citrus. Has a hint of grain backing. Finishes with a mild bitterness.

Jun 13, 2014
Pride Of Texas Pale Ale from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 118 ratings