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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Oatmeal Pale Ale is sort of an unusual style, and something not often seen in San Diego. Most of our city’s beers are dry, crisp, and bitter. This is a mellower pale ale, with a full, supportive body that gives a strong malt presence with a lot of floral and tangerine rind hop flavors to balance it out. Smelling this beer is a treat, with a big oatmeal and citrus aroma. Creamy and smooth, lightly bitter, a beautiful gold with a bright white head and beautiful lacing. Excellent for those who enjoy a more evenly balanced pale.

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3.3
fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2017
Draught at St. Augustine's, Vancouver
Hazy golden color. The oatmeal adds some character, but it's a bit earthy; the hopping is bold and moderately resiny with moderate citru peel final.
Nice.

3.4
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2017
@ St. Augustine's, Vancouver. Light amber, without much head. Earthy, touch of orange on the nose. Has a toasty hop note, and the malts are a little bit sticky and chewy. Decent - I can see that they are aiming differently with this one, and maybe away from my favourite type of pale.

3.3
kevinator (2718) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Oat and tangerine aroma, which makes for an interesting combination. Smooth and somewhat full palate. Malty with a subtle bitterness. Nice color and head.

2.8
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pouts a very dark, hazy golden orange color with deep apricot edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin lasting ring. Excellent retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Somewhat bland aroma with very faint smoke, floral hops and fresh cut grass countered by pale malt and light fruit sweetness. Biscuit, bread and cracker along with subtle cider-like sweetness. Fuller body than expected with a spicy hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. Slight dry bitterness with grass, pine needle and subtle resins countered by faint citrus sweetness. A touch of tart grapefruit followed by bread, biscuit and light fruit esters. Some cider, pear and banana with subtle boozy sweetness in the finish. Light and easy to drink but not very interesting.

3.3
GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
I enjoyed this subtle and simple pale ale over a lunch of salad greens and chili, and while the flavors might be understated, they paired remarkably well with the blend of greens, artichoke hearts and the occasional olive punctuating each few bites. It’s an unassuming pale brew with a clean, crisp aroma adding malt, light touches of citrus and a good yeastiness, and the flavor introduces much the same. A crisp, clean palate and shorter aftertaste gave this brew a short lifespan, and while by itself it might be a little boring, I was quite pleased to have this to the side of my main dish.

3.2
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly floral. Very dry. Some biscuit. Overall nice but overly hopped for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Keg at Monkey Paw, SD, 21/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is toasted malt, bitter orange, straw, light citric peel,caramel, bread dough. Taste comprises orange pith,straw, light hops, touch of grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so APA lacks hop presence.

3.9
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Somewhat hazy orange/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Apricot aroma, citrus, biscuits, pine apples, lemon peels, peach, some mango. Hoppy apricot flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, floral, mango notes, peach, some oranges. Really nice APA.

3.4
Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2012
On tap at the brewery
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Malts, some fruit and citrus
Taste: Malts, fruity and bitter citrus
Ok

3.3
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and biscuit malt aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers.


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