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The Civil Life American Pale Ale

The Civil Life American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Pale Ales hold a special place in the Halls o’ Beerdom. Immigrant brewers definitely broke with some Old World traditions, but after so many generations, APA has become a tradition unto itself. Strong, smooth and elegantly simple, featuring pale malt, a dash of caramel, and pungent New World hops. Crisp grain sweetness balanced by fruity hops. Freshly-baked whole wheat bread, tall grass, wild flowers, ruby red grapefruit, black currant, cantaloupe. Enjoy our uniquely nuanced patriotic ale. Place your hand over your heart and recite: MY PINT TIS OF THEE! GREAT MALT OF LIBERTY! OF THEE I DRINK!

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ABV: 5.0%
Colour: hazy medium amber with an off-white head, long-lasting with lace
BJCP Style: 10A. American Pale Ale
Notable Ingredients: Pale two-row barley malt, red wheat malt, diverse specialty malts and hops including Cascade, Galena and Ahtanum


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3895) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pour is a hazy amber with a large white head. Aroma is a decent pine hop with some caramel malt. Flavor is more of a dry malt with a decent pine and fruity hop. The caramel malt in there but not in a chewy kind of way, it’s just there to give this some body and the beer is quite thick by today’s APA standards. They were going for the old school pale ale’s from craft beers infancy with this one. It would have been ground breaking back in 1994 and it’s still good today.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Orange and cloudy. Poured at their brewery. White head. Apricot and citrus with and little vanilla hints. Really good

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A solid, if unspectacular pale ale. Nice to look at, copper with creamy head, and nice on the nose, although nothing really stood out. Great taste and mouthfeel, but reminiscent of late-90's pale ales - I would have been happy to get this at a restaurant with limited options, but was underwhelmed by it in a taproom with 20 other options. Regret is an ugly mistress. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Dark copper. Thin lacing. Grapefruit. Big body. If I were still on a hop kick I’d be in heaven.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poursa dark hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma is slightly citrus. Medium mouth feel with aggressive carbonation. Taste is bitter on the tongue at first but ends smooth with a bit of citrus and hoppy bitterness that just disappears. Pretty good pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1563) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Hazy orange pour with a white head. The aroma is mostly citrus with some mild grass. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with an easy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste Carmel, biscuit, pine. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1958) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a hazy bronze color with a nice head and some lacing. Mild citrus with bit of malt sweetness and grain. Taste of mild citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Easy bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body with a crisp clean feel Easy drinking APA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
draft. very basic american pale ale, cascade hops, floral yet citrus very balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. Pours deep amber. Medium body. Grass. Orange. Nice balance.


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