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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Michelob Pale Ale is a classic English-style pale ale brewed with classic noble aroma hop varieties grown in the Northwestern United States and Europe, as well as two-row and caramel barley malts. With a dark-gold color, this beer has a spicy, hoppy character. A pale ale pairs well with full-flavored meats, like steak. This beer is best enjoyed in a tall, fluted pilsner glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1889) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Michelob Pale Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head with an orange tinge and a clear golden-orange appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. Lots of thick lacing is left behind. The aroma is mostly bready barley malt and a faint spice. Taste is initially malt, but then a fairly strong hop bitterness kicks in and lasts throughout the sip. Mouthfeel is light, and Michelob Pale Ale finishes refreshing and semi-dry. I hate to see that this one was discontinued, because I really enjoyed it. I must have gotten the last batch, because this tasted fresh. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1536) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Translucent copper with a thin white head,

Aroma: bready caramel malt, and cascade hops.

Taste: crisp malt, minerality, and cascade hops.

Not adjuncty, but has an unpleasant harshness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (6597) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Strong dry hopped flavor and aroma, not a lot else. Seems more like a APA, but needs a lot more to be that, as opposed to a EPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2011
I have to say, this is a bit of a departure for Michelob, as it seems that when it comes to any "specialty" varieties they produce, they have a tendency to be a bit heavy-handed with characteristics that would be immediately considered. Not so with their Pale Ale. There is almost no aroma to speak of, but does foreshadow a bit of the kind of sweet malty character of this relatively bland offering. Really, the dull malt flavoring is its primary feature, with a thin palate, standard brownish copper appearance, and surprisingly clean finish. Not bad, not good. Disappointing as I was either looking to love or hate it, but does not inspire any extremes one way or the other.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Was pretty disappointed in this. Cant really tell you what I tasted because there wasnt much taste. It had a faint hop aroma.. possibly citrus but the taste was pretty watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
r464 (2350) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Extremely weak for a "pale ale", this is a disappointment in a bottle. Nearly no hops present at all. Watery start that builds to a mediocre finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (495) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
It looks good, smells good. And, at first, I thought it was good. But teh finish was somehow off - bitter but not in a good and pleasant way. I tried not to be subceptible to the animus folks feel towards the brewing giants. Interestingly, you would think all that money would allow them to make a superior beer - if they wanted to.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours nice amber with white head, aroma is touch of hops, touch of caramel malt. Taste is some earthy hops, leading into a bit of caramel, finishing a touch bitter. The tastes are all there for a english-style pale ale, but everything is really subdued.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
no one wants a craft beer from the big boys. a attempt to make money off of the craft beer consumer. not terrible but not greatyou might round one down before a concert to save a buck

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Color was a clear amber orange. A nice layer of head, but it fades down quickly, leaving little lacing. Well the smell definitely is of floral hops. Not to many malts going on. A low level of pale malts. Taste is of grassy hops, a lot more than I expected. Carbonation level is pretty good, leaving the mouthfeel a little bitter and dry, but overall not to bad. Overall this is a decent beer for the price. Nothing too amazing for a pale ale, but at a buck a bottle what would you expect. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2008 08:13:05

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