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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is another English style, though with another American twist. Also an original flagship brew; this is brewed to be our "introduction to micros" for our customers. The Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale is a light bodied, mildly hoppy ale brewed with a 2-row malted barley and a special German malted barley. Palisade and Citra hops are used to provide the balanced palate. This is another in-house favorite session beer and very friendly at 4.4% ABV and 20 IBUs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22. Slightly hazy light copper with a thick, light, and fluffy white head. Awesome messy lace. Big piney, weed-like nose. A little bit of butterscotch there on the nose, too, which is a shame. Lightish, somehwat flat and watery body. Caramelly, butterscotchy mid-palate. Fairly neutral finish. Somehow fairly drinkable despite the indifference shown on brew day. Such a bummer about these light styles--any little oversight in temp control or anything else will show up, and not too many brewers really get wound up to do a great job on them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wondrtim (19) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2008
cloudy carmel color with a nice white head that doesnít overstay itís welcome, smell of sharp citrus hops. citrus bite. orange peel and lite sour notes. easy to drink. iím proud to say that ií,m from the same city in wich this is brewed!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12/9/07 Aroma is hop forward with c-hops and a good sweet malt balance. Appearance is a slightly hazy light copper with almost no head. Flavor is quite sweet, with a honey-like malt blend balanced by a slightly earthy bittering for a great contrast. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a moderate carb bite and semi-sweet finish. Overall, nice balance and contrasts, easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
on tap-pours a thin retaining white head that laces and hazy/cloudy yellow color. Aroma is mild citrus hops, some malt. Taste is mild citrus hops, some malt-caramel. Soft carbonation. Easy drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2007
My brother picked up a 22oz bottle of this from the brewpub in Washington when he was on a convention near there, so Iím hoping mine will be a bit more fresh than the sour samples from a couple of previous raters. Cloudy golden color with a big white head..rather surprising amount of carbonation. Very mild hop and citrus aroma. Left a white coating rather than a lacing on the glass. The flavor is hop bitterness with a hoppy aftertaste as well, very little malt presence. Not at all cloying or heavy, but not watery either, actually a fairly pleasant mouthfeel. This seems more a medium body light lager in flavor, but the cloudyness and textures are not consistant with that style. However, it seems nothing like other Pale Ales Iím more familiar with..for instance Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. All in all, this isnít bad, but I just donít feel its true to style, and itís not world shaking enough to make up for its shortcomings.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2007
[Sample - Brewery] A light golden color with a nice head. I liked the overall flavor and the aroma was very thin. This seemed more like a light lager than a pale ale This was a very complex flavor and missed the boat as a Pale ale. Needs more work. But not bad to drink.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
22 oz. bomber. Hazy yellowish hue, bone-white, rocky head. Aroma: soft hops, lean citrus, lemon and orange, quiet and pleasant. Taste/mouthfeel: big, bitterness up at the top, pucker and wince, then it winds down. Too, too sour, as well. Not a pleasant experience, actually. Malt is light, body is not firm enough to provide adequate resistence to this intense unrelenting citric bitter bite. Gets mild after that first swallow, but it continues beating the tongue, and itís a bit tough to take. Halfway in, and itís toned down a touch, but it still makes for a miss off the mark of a pale ale. "A finely balance session brew. rich golden color, firm body, hopped with Cascade." Well, something went wrong here. Balance isnít fine, canít imagine a session with this sourness, and ...wooo! Just took another sip...still alarmingly sour! Something is amiss, somewhere...sorry, I tried my best to like it!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2006
This definitely had a musty sour nose, with some vegetal flavors that I can only compare to squash rinds. Bread crust maltiness, some herbal grassiness. Light, but balanced, very fruity, but not for my palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow with a nice fine white head and soapy lacing. Pale malt aroma with some sweet honey notes. Full bodied for the style and a rich feel with mild malts and easy on the hops, but balanced. Lively carbot\nation and a bit more late bitttering than I expects. Nice though for a style that I usualy dont expect much from.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a golden color, white soapy head.Aroma is lemon, coriander, grapefruit, musty cobwebs. Flavor is oranges, apricto, sharp, feint hay/farm smell to it as well.


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