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Brewed by Slow Boat Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Beijing, China

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A modern medium body American style pale ale, hoped with four different verities of hops from the valleys of the Pacific Northwest; hints of grapefruit and spice complemented by a subtle malt sweetness and floral nose. Our beer is dry hopped for that extra special kick.


waynegreater's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
waynegreater (6) - - OCT 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 ferls like home. subtle smells of fruit nice mouth feel served cold with nice carbonation level


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2014
Pint or whatever it is from the Tap Room. Mid brown, so a little dark for a pale ale. Hoppy aroma, sweetish taste, bitter finish. Nice.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lovey (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
I really wanted to like this beer... especially being subjected to Tsingtao and other Chinese dreck beers... but I really disliked it. As compared to Tsingtao, which is bland and unappealing, but otherwise unoffensive, I found this beer from Slow Boat - and many of the others from their brewery - to have a very strange, if not offensive, taste. It was not just an awful aftertaste, but it was a terrible first taste, too. Itís hard to describe what the taste was - but it was consistent among several of their brews. The closest I can come to in description is a pungent cheese. With that said, I give full credit to the brewmasters/owners for making a go of this in a place where so few beer options exist, and I am sure that with their passion for brewing, theyíll get it all sorted out.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerryduff (1) - - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
Really impressed with this local micro.! Color is much darker than a pale but hops are spot on. Great lasting head. Detect a slight grapefruit aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamflower (592) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Enjoyable but quite bitter and dark I preferred the lighter beer from Slow Boat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2279) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap at Bookworm Beijing. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, with some fruity malt sweetness. A solid APA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stu1979 (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
Good God I love this beer. Itís just home for me. The head is thick with fine bubbles with a delightful citrus grapefruit aroma. nutty malt notes with a handsome helping (but not overly so) of hops. At 5.5% itís not the highest alcohol beer Iíve ever had which means that I didnít stop at one. Excellent flagship ale!


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