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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MistaRyte, Jul 12, 2015.
Fresh Carton HopPun is really unique and delicious
REVOLUTION FIST CITY
Founders Pale Ale is really exceptional and drinks like a hoppy pilsner. Also, Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale is also really good.
Timothy Taylor's Landlord Pale Ale
Last epic one was Pseudo Sue. The ones are Cellarmaker are far from forgettable. Trillium Fort Point Galaxy Dry Hopped definitely hit the spot. Lagunitas Citrisinesus was damn good.
Tallgrass 8-Bit. Much prefer it over Daisy Cutter
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale was pretty great, although it's listed as a Saison on BA.
Any Tired Hands APA.
Creature Comforts Automatic
Since you asked for not forgettable instead of best, I gotta say Brash EZ-7. Holy crap what a punch in the mouth for a pale. Just as much flavor as a DIPA. I'm kind of scared of what their IPAs are going to be like.
Cellarmaker's Tiny Dankster. New favorite SF craft beer bar.
Kuhnhenn loonie kuhnie
I forget, but I had one recently that was really good.
*Edit - just saw bushycook's post and it jogged my memory. It was Tired Hands Hop Hands. It was up there with Maine Brewing Co. and perhaps better. Just so balanced and a clean finish. I'm sure the freshness helped, but cot dayum.
Agreed on the Headwaters, not sure why that doesn't get more love. Can't wait for that in the cans. Do yourself the favor and pick up fresh Grunion ASAP. It's the best pale I've had in recent memory, maybe ever. You will not care about paying $2.50 per bottle once you try it.
Black Hog - Mosaic
Just yesterday, by coincidence. Upper Hand's Upper Peninsula Ale. I was expecting your standard run-of-the-mill APA (refreshing but not necessarily exciting) but the damn thing left me wanting another one immediately. Must be the mosaic.
Flying Dog's Doggie Pale Ale, once I drank it alongside some fettuccini alfredo - killer combo!
Ballast point Grunion. So flavorful. Oh, and Lagunitas Citrusinenenennenen.
This, over and over again.
One that hasn't been mentioned that I really enjoyed.
Revolution - Fist City
Edit: just saw the other post. Either way. Tasty.
Proclamation's Derivative dry hopped with Galaxy, hands down.
Delicious and hoppy
If fresh Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is forgettable to you, then you don't actually like beer.
Another vote for Mo. All the elements were there. Perfect.
The Lagunitas CitruSinensis was delicious but 7.9% Pale Ale????? That's not a pale ale.
Revolution Fist City
One claw rye pale ale. Wow
Another vote for grunion. on tap at a beer fest last time I had it. Actually stood out from the 3 ipas I had just before it. Excellent brew also saints devotion by lost abbey. Not an APA though. Belg pale with brett... so good.
The only reason Zombie Dust isn't forgettable is because all the hipster lumber-sexuals won't stop asking for it every store they walk in, hardly because of it's actual flavor.
I would say a Pale Ale I have a hard tome putting down, or forgetting how much I like drinking it, is Victory Headwaters. I frequent it, and I'm never disappointed. Not rare, not expensive, just great.
I second the HHG—been drinking the shit out of the stuff. In fact, I'm drinking one now.
Also the venerable Moon Man & Alpha King, along with Psuedo Sue, Daisy Cutter, Fist City, and Icy Bay have been going down pretty well this Summer.
In the past week or so I've had Fullers London Pride, Pretty Things Fringe, Night Shift Whirlpool, and the OP's own Ballast Point Grunion. I remember them all.
Can't believe I didn't say this first. My favorite new fridge staple. It is so good that the only thing I forget is that it is considered a PA. Just love it.
I love ZD and PS .. But if juicy, hoppy American Pale Ales are your thing --- there isn't another in this great land that can hold FPPA XYZ's jock strap....this is an incredible brew and folks need to seek it out.
Tree House Present Moment. Extra in a trade and boy was it spectacular.
Zombie Dust, MO (Maine), Daisy Cutter, Seventh Son Humulus Nimbus, Grunion within the past two weeks were not forgettable.
I came to say Tree House's Lights On. Just finished a big ol' jug of it
awesome pic. phenomenal beer
Agreed, just had a grunion for the first time yesterday and loved it, although hard to see how it's not an ipa.
Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale is my go-to pale ale because I can always get it fresh and it never lets me down. Great beer!
Grunion > Sculpin. To me SNPA is unforgettable, but not in a good way - it's pretty average at best.