Bushwakker Chico Pale Ale
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Brewed by Bushwakker Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Regina, Canada


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A classic American Pale Ale. A solid malt backbone and dryhopped with Cascades. Gold medal winner at 2004 Canadian Brewing Awards

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
Slightly hazy amber. Really toasty, woody hop nose with light caramel malts. Flavour is also big on the caramel, with a light bitterness and woody hop notes. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins and their citrusy angles are cleverly balanced out by caramel malts in this well-built, classic rendition of an American-style Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy orange.
-Malts offer caramel sweetness, but not much more in the way of complexity.
-The sustained hop bitterness is both leafy and resinous.
-The citrusy hop character is mostly orangey.

Bottle; best before May 3rd, 2009. Thx Mike and Trevor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy light copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light hoppy notes with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is not as hoppy as I had expected with a shy dry caramel malt backbone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. I was expecting a bit more hops with more character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
650ml bottle purchased from the brewery pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that settles to some nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and piney hops with hints of caramel. Taste is balanced nice between the bitter hops and caramel malty backbone. Body is medium with some lively carbonation. This is a bold pale ale more like an IPA and was very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
(Thanks to dresden) Une robe orangée et sa mousse plus ou moins intéressée. Un nez de malts caramélisés et de houblons à l’américaine. Des saveurs de céréales sucrées qui laissent passer des notes citronnées et des notes de pin. Une bouche passablement touchée par l’âge du liquide. Des bulles encore bien présentes. Une texture un peu mince. Une finale qui, à défaut de ne pas être sucrée, n’est pas très amère. Encore buvable malgré son âge vénérable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
I’ve finally hit Bushwakker’s when this is on tap. (Draught) Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a quick dissipating white head atop an orange amber body. Nose is very pine tar and orange. I like the flavour and viscosity of this beer - its still pretty malted but the piney hops show through with a citrus finish. A very good beer. Enjoyed with RB local Paco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Lighter in colour than the Premium and the Regina, almost ghost-like. Nice white head. Very nice cascade aroma. Very clean and fresh. Long hop finish. Could sell this in the PNW.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
Bouteille de 660ml non identifiée. Merci Patrick. Bière ambrée orangée avec une mousse blanche. Le nez sent les oranges comme la couleur de cette bière et la levure maison. Une interprétation de la Sierra Nevada. En bouche on dirait boire de l’eau, elle est aqueuse. Cette bière semble vielle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3289) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
This was one of my favourites at Bushwakker. A nice hoppy APA. You get quality bitterness balanced with malts, as per the style. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2010
Thanks to paco for this. Pours a clear yellow amber with a nice white head. Aroma is pine, orange and hop. Taste starts with a nice smooth blast of pine hop bitterness followed by orange and a dry finish. Really nice beer, wish it was sold in Ontario.

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