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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Poleeko Pale Ale is an exceptionally flavorful and well-balanced beer. With a bright, citrus hop profile and mild malt flavors reminiscent of English biscuits, the aromas of pink grapefruit and lemon zest compliment the brisk, balanced finish to create a truly refined American Pale Ale.

MALTS: Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L)
HOPS: Columbus, Nugget, Cascade

Note: Formerly Poleeko Gold Pale Ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear golden, medium white head. Minimal pale ale aroma, some hops, smells kind of berry like. Taste is fruity, more berry and flower, light malt, bready. Finishes dry and a little bitter. Good summer beer, a little light for this style.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Thick head. Apiricot-golden color and cloudy. Sweet, light cirtus and fruit. [Tasted next to a Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale] The Poleeko is much lighter in color, and citrusy sweet in flavor. The Mirror Pond has more malt backbone and a full bodied fruity flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
On tap at the brewery September 2006: Nice medkium golden color iwth a mnedium head on top. Nice hoppy nose iwth a medium hoppy kick - that lasts medium long. Lot’s of medium here- LOL

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden orange color. Head was white and reduced to a thin lasting film. Smelled of light flowery hops and malty caramel with a whiff of soy sauce. Dry on the tongue. Flavor was of biscuity malt and subdued apricot. So so.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
yellow color on the pour, transparent with a thin and somewhat disappointing head. Slightly hoppy aroma, mostly lighter malts and pepper. Just your average pale ale flavor,with the background citrus and bitter finish, but very subdued dry alcohol end. Good thirst quencher, nothing special by any means.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
tap- did not care for this at all, which is surprising considering I like their other beers. Yellow in color, white head, aroma is slightly spicy, smells and tastes of alcohol and tannins, weird veggie taste as well. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: XX   Lacing : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 1   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : XX   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : 2   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : 2  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 1   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A beer for the long-run, rather basic, though certainly serving its purpose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 15, 2007
12 oz. bottle- color of light yellow , with a off white head - nose of spruce , hops , resin , slight malts , and sour grass – taste of malt , hops , citrus , and spruce - body is medium dry , crisp , and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste is a nice balance of malt and hops , and some citrus notes

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
My Bottom Line:
The quenching citrus fruit character and spicy, resinous hop finish of this very drinkable American Pale Ale unite in a comfortable body lifted by smooth carbonation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy golden amber.
-Sandy, wooden notes come from the expressive hops.
-Carbonation and maltiness combine to create a creamy, relaxed mouthfeel.
-The overall flavor profile is rather well balanced.
-Malts provide more body than flavor, but do manage to draw delicate toffee and straw impressions on the tongue.

Bottle; no date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - APR 9, 2007
on tap at brewery: nice fresh hop nose, slightly grassy. Pale gold-amber color, tall creamy head. Light citrusy malt, tight dry bitter in the back of the mouth. Concentrated hop taste but not overpowering. Crisp, clean, excellent PA:


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