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Backcountry Pale Ale (Telemark IPA)
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Formerly known as Telemark IPA. Our GABF Gold Medal Winner has a very characteristic copper color from a blend of lightly kilned malts coupled with distinctive bitterness and flavor from Washington state‘s finest hops. This brew is a true Representation of a British Classic! We’ve changed the classification from an IPA to a Pale Ale because of the evolving hop profiles. When this recipe was originally created in 1996, it was an IPA, but now fits better in the Pale Ale category. The name has changed, but it is still the same great beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
The aroma is hoppy and the taste is bitter. The color is a dark brown, maybe with a little bit of red tint to it. Pretty smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Backcountry Brewery--Telemark I.P.A.--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--60 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection January, 2007. Mild lacy head. Flecked hazy rich bright amber orange color. Big floral Cascade hop front. Thin crisp refreshing mild caramel sweet piney grapefruit ester body. Clean watery refreshing hop end. Sampled 5/1/2007.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2010
(bottle from a friend from liquor store in Georgetown, CO). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Nice grass/pine aroma. Moderate grass hop flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish, with light bitterness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2010
22 oz thanks to Seth. Very nice aroma of citrus and pine. Some grapefruit. Malty sweet notes. This was a surprisingly nice iPA. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
I split a bomber of this with a buddy and I was completely surprised. The color was yellow with a stark white head. The smell was a little fruity. The taste was pineapple and caramel. The mouthfeel was the best part of this beer, very creamy. Delicious beer, give me more. Oh, and at $3 a bottle, very reasonable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-22-2007 17:05:27

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Tap @ Backcountry. Light amber with an off white head. Big citrus, pine resin and floral hop aroma, wow, really nice. Medium bitterness with typical malt sweetness and lots of hop flavor. Medium body with active carbonation and a fairly dry finish, just a touch of residual sweetness. I was really surprised to find such a great fresh IPA here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Gold pour. White head. Aroma of citrus hops, apples and hay. Flavor is hoppy but not overly bitter. Some malt and apple juice notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours gold with a nice, white head. Smells of dry malt, perfumy, citrussy. Tastes crisp and dry with some grassy elements and a light, citrussy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (6973) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to popkas. Poured a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a clear musty pine note with a bit of underlying hay. Flavor had the same musty pine note that was a little off putting with a slight grain finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
22 oz. bomber purchased at the Liquor store on Summit Drive in Frisco, Colorado (Antler’s). Pour is dark golden, copper with a two inch well formed white head. Head is quite lasting, and falls with nice lace. Aroma was immediate bitterness of pine and floral, though the hop is a bit muted, and is melded nicely with a caramel toasted malt. Nice balance for an IPA, reminds me of more of a British IPA. Taste is the nose, though a bit less clean - balance of caramel toasted malt, along with the pine and floral hops. Finish is dry and bitter. Palate is medium bodied, a bit oily, and a nice bitter after taste. Nice enough.


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