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Pale Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Pale AlePale Ale

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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 158
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 31.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 04-25-2013

Balanced toward the hoppy end of the spectrum, this straight-forward, dry-hopped California pale is eminently sessionable. Crystal malt provides the backbone to showcase the bright, citrus and piney notes from Cascade, Chinook, Citra, and Simcoe hops.
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 158
Reviews by notchucknorris:
Photo of notchucknorris
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger foamy white head. Fades a bit quickly, but this has a good look.

S: A pretty light aroma, but has a nice floral and pine hop aroma with some cereal and biscuity malt. Nothing amazing, but it does smell good.

T: It's light on flavor as well, but it has some good notes of floral hops, honey, light cereal malt and some caramel. It's not the best pale ale out there, but it's both approachable and drinkable. A pale ale nearly everyone will like, though maybe not love.

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Photo of Bignick254
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of GlennRolfe
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sharing this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear golden and light amber with a moderately-sized off-white head. Some sticky lacing. Pretty enough pale.

Floral hop elements and a bit of a pine aroma as well. Some definitely grain and pale malt for balance. Decent, and the best aspect of this beer.

Moderately bitter, faint floral hop elements, and bready, cereal, pale malts combine for a somewhat simple, drinkable, pale ale.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good enough, but an exciting offering.

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Photo of Saylescanyon
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of pgregoryCA
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of joe_sf
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dertyd
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is loaded with citrus: lemon and grapefruit mostly, and a little pine.
The taste is balanced. Great malt profile with the bitterness taking over halfway through. Lots of citrus here too.
The texture is crisp.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful pale ale replete with big, bright citrus notes atop a slightly sweet pale malt base. Put this in a mixer with their IPA and DIPA, and I'm not sure I'd bother drinking any other hoppy brews. Saint Archer - so terribly underrated. Also worth noting this sucker is only 5.2% -- helluva lotta flavor packed into that tidy little package.

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Photo of SB_Brewmaster
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ANIMOUL
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE FAN of this beer! I love the Pale Ale style ('specially the American Pale Ale). Saint Archer doesn't disappoint in this regard.

True to the style, it has a slight hops bitterness that comes across as overly refreshing. With a moderate ABV and its canned availability, this is a must-have for any / all summer outings. I stock this in my fridge for mid-week depression cure... aka my go-to beer.

Love what the skater/surfers/slackers are doing at Saint Archers!

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Photo of Quinnspub1
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erbayd
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz from Whole Foods on sale! I'll take any excuse I can to try a new SD beer.

A - Pours a hazy blonde/yellow with a half inch of cream-colored foam. Lighter than you might expect, but it's a welcome difference.

S - Slight malty sweetness behind a strong pine aromas. Getting a bit of grapefruit as well. Not the strong point of this beer, normally I prefer APAs with more herbal, floral characteristics. Pleasant, but leaves me wanting more.

T - Dank, resiny hop flavor with a lingering bitterness. Lots of pine, and the grapefruit stands out considerably more in the flavor than the aroma. Slight malt backbone showcases the hops without overpowering them the slightest bit.

M - Perfect. It's crisp and refreshing, with a lighter malt backbone allowing you to focus more on the hop flavor and bitterness. Moderate to high carbonation

O - A perfect beer for the summer, not for those who are looking for a maltier kind of pale ale. If you're looking for a very hoppy beer on the lighter end, this one's for you!

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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Pale Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.