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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Bear Tooth Ale is an American Brown ale. It is light brown in color with a tan head and slight dry hop haze. More assertively hopped than many browns, its aroma is clean and citrusy with subtle malty sweetness. Its flavor is predominantly hop forward. At the start citrusy hop flavors blend with a dry, malty fullness. Malt flavors dominate the middle while a pleasant hop tingle lingers in the finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Draft at the brewpub’s sister Bear’s Tooth Grill, Anchorage, 7/8/05: Dark muddy orange-red with virtually no head. Decent hop aroma; milky hop flavors and very orangey. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
Sit down at the Bear’s Tooth and enjoy a movie with this delicious ale. Can’t go wrong with a brew from this place.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
On tap at the Bear Tooth. Clear deep amber color with a lasting whispy off white head. Sweet nose of burnt sugar. This was a hoppy ale with flavors of orange rind, grapefruit juice, some apricot and red apple. I had this with spicey southwestern food and it complimented the heat very well. Long hoppy finish. Nice session ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a translucent golden amber with an average bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, some toasted malts and sugary sweetness. Flavors were a mix of the same. Interesting take on a brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Pours light brown. Light head. Malty but with good hop taste. Citrusy and piney. Light to medium bodied, smooth finish. Similar to their Midtown brown ale but hopped up a lot more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at both The Moose’s Tooth and The Bear’s Tooth. This is a good beer that’s kind of a cross between an Amber and a Pale Ale. Coppery, red color, small whitish head. Aroma of hops and very light malty scent. This is a fairly strong beer in both taste and alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, and lots of citrus grapefruit hops. Flavor is a hint of caramel with a light bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009

6/19/2009: For the record, Bear Tooth Ale is a wonderful Northwest-style Red IPA. It is definitely not a Brown Ale! Anyways, it has a big, resiny, hopped-up aroma with plenty of caramel and toffee malt also detectable in the nose. Its color is a reddish amber and it has a lasting beige head. The flavor has a chewy caramel maltiness underneath lots and lots of great pine, resiny, earthy, citrus hops. This beer is smooth and medium-bodied. I daresay that it would even consider it to be a contender as a session beer. I would definitely sit around and drink it non-stop all day! It’s a damn tasty brew!

Draught (sample) at The Moose’s Tooth in Anchorage, Alaska. Rating #12 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Malty and hoppy beer with decent flavors. Malt side has elements of toffee, toast, nuts and bread crust. Hop side is sprucy and grassy. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
17-Jan-08 (Draft: Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage, AK) Described as a deep-red malty ale, this beer comes across as a West Coast style red ale. It’s toasty, mildly sweet, and somewhat caramely, but wonderfully malty overall. The flavorful malts are balanced by medium bitterness and citrus peel flavor from the hops, with a long-lasting citrusy finish. Medium-full in body with medium to strong carbonation (it’s a somewhat burpy beer) and a nice crisp finish. There isn’t much aroma to the beer, but when swirled, the fresh hop aroma suddenly bursts forth from the glass. Surprisingly, the malts provide lots of flavor but little aroma. Dark ruddy amber in color and fairly hazy with a small, filmy off-white coating atop the beer. Overall, a solid beer with a nice balance of rich malts and crisp hops. After all my visits to Anchorage and the Moose’s Tooth, I’m glad this was finally on tap.


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